A strong and clear, radiant blue tourmaline is rare and desired by many, making it a spectacular choice of gemstone for that special piece of jewellery
Natural blue tourmalines are scarce indeed as most blue stones contain a hint of green. “Paraiba” tourmalines are bright neon blue and were first discovered in the state of Parabai in Brazil. They are also found in Namibia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria.
The “Paraiba” tourmaline, which is a bright, neon-blue colour, was first discovered in 1989 in the Brazilian state of Paraiba.
The most valuable of Indicolites, blue tourmalines show a dark or brilliant blue, similar to aquamarines or sapphires. A purely blue stone will emanate a high degree of brilliance.