Mint Green Paraiba Tourmaline 2.82 ct. with certificate.
This Paraiba Tourmalina is from Mozambique and shows a beautiful and sparkling mint green hue.
The quality of the cut and finishes are excellent, it has a very good size, neither too big nor too small and it barely has inclusions, it is almost clean eye.
It is a very live gemstone, whose behavior under different types of light is very good. Both under incandescent light and under daylight is impressive.
Surrounded by diamonds will be spectacular in any kind of jewellery, and at an incredible price (certificate included in the price).
WEIGHT : 2.82 ct
SIZE : 9.72 * 7.32 * 6.03 mm
SHAPE : Oval
COLOR : 17. (vstbG) very strongly bluish Green
TONE : 2. Very light
SATURATION : 4. Moderately Strong
CLARITY GRADE : Slight
CUT GRADE : Very Good
TREATMENT : Untreated
HARDNESS : 7 - 8
Tourmaline and Opal are the birthstones for October. In 1952, the Jewelers of America association included the Tourmaline in the list of birthstones, becoming the second birthstone for October.
We took several photos:
We take photos with daylight (no lightbox and no extra lighting at all).
And we take photos and videos on mirror in a light box with extra lighting (this kind of photos clearly show the quality of the cut and the clarity of the gem).
Tourmaline is the name for a group of related mineral species, with a very complex chemical composition. The name is derived of the word “tourmali”, this word in singhalese was used for colored gems, mostly zircons.
COLOR: The most important
The most expensive color varieties are Paraiba Tourmaline (vivid green and blue with copper bearing), Rubellite (vivid bright red), Indicolite (blue), Chrome Tourmaline (intense green) and Bicolor. The saturated colors have high demand, in the last years the less saturated colors (soft pink tourmalines) have become popular.
CUT & SIZES
Tourmaline is often cut into rectangular shapes because of its prismatic crystal habit, however Tourmaline's gems offer a huge variety of cuts: oval, round, emerald, pear, heart, trillion, fancy, cabochon, etc. Cat's eye tourmaline is cut into cabochon, and watermelon tourmaline is often cut into slices. Tourmaline is available in large sizes, however Paraiba tourmaline are common small sizes, as are Chrome Tourmalines or Rubellite.
MdMaya Gems uses the following clarity scale when grading gemstones.
Setting aside translucent and opaque gemstones, the first classification to take into account is: