Thursday, April 23, 2009

Paraiba Engagement Ring

I was recently asked to create an engagement ring using Paraiba stones. These are the stones that I presented to the client.

paraiba_pear2 paraiba_cushion2 paraiba_oval

Paraiba is one of the most rare and most beautiful stones in the world. Paraiba were originally found in in the late 1980’s in the state of Paraiba, Brazil. They are in fact tourmaline stones with minute amounts of copper. The combination creates an electric color. New Brazilian mined stones are no longer being found in any significant quantities. Strikes in Africa have produced new finds. Prices of Paraiba can go for up to $15,000 to $20,000 per carat for the highest quality Brazilian stones with electric coloring. The above stones are a comparative bargain at between $1,500 to $2,000 per carat and weigh between 2.2 cts and 4.06 cts. They have wonderful color saturation which is the hallmark of a Paraiba stone. The lower price is in large part driven by these being African stones, yet they still have a classic Paraiba beauty.
Paraiba is far more rare than even exceptionally high quality diamonds. A Paraiba engagement ring makes for a bold statement and an exquisite piece of jewelry.
- Paraiba Gemstones

1 comment:

  1. These stones are absolutely fabulous. I particularly like the pear!!

    I want it!!