Paraiba 5.00cts Mozambique
Colour: Neon Greenish Blue
Clarity: Visible transparent fissure on the surface, not obvious to the naked eye
Cutting: Pear shape, thin pavillion, resulting in an extremely large face size similar to a 6 carat gem. Also a visible window in the center, that can be covered when placed in a carefully designed setting.
Treatments: Heated. All Paraibas have to go through heat treatment to achieve its signature neon colours. It is a standard and widely accepted treatment for this stone.
Paraiba Tourmalines are incresingly rare. Mozambique Paraibas are known as the market standard before the Nigerian ones were available. As the Mozambique mines are no longer producing as much clean big stones like this piece, we're expecting another price surge very soon.
I was lucky enough to acquire some of them before the price spike in 2020. Most of my Paraibas on hand now are 4-6 carats and are often sold very quickly. Grab this one if you like it, likely the wont be another coming anytime soon.