Anyone who knows about gems has heard of tourmalines, but few people have ever seen the king of the tourmaline –Paraiba Tourmaline. It is a model of Brazilian gems, a gem of the world’s gemstones. Brazil is the most typical place of production of tourmaline. In this very famous family of rainbow gemstones, color has long been missing: bright Turkish blue-green. Until it was discovered in Paraiba Tourmaline.
Legend of Paraiba Tourmaline
In 1989, a team led by gemologist Heitor Dimas Barbosa, discovered in Paraiba, Brazil, was named Paraiba.
In late 1989, a gem-prospecting team led by Heitor Barbosa discovered a tourmaline with a bright Turkish stone blue in the north-eastern province of Paraiba.
In 2000, the gemstone exploration team also found Paraiba in Mozambique and Nigeria. The new vein of the tourmaline.
This led to the announcement in 2007 by the Laboratory Manual Harmonization Committee, one of the most prominent gemstones in the world, that the copper-bearing tourmaline, which is mined from Brazil, Mozambique, and Nigeria, is officially known as the Paraiba.
In other words, as long as the composition contains certain copper elements, that is, the tourmaline, not limited to the Brazilian, can be called Paraiba Tourmaline.
The comparison between Paraiba tourmaline and blue tourmaline
In the family of tourmaline, the most important is the magic paraiba tourmaline. The vivid colors of the Paraiba tourmaline can only be fully revealed after cutting. The tourmaline has a beautiful electric glow, a brilliant brilliant blue. And some of the blue tourmalines were covertly clothed with the garments of Paraiba. The blue tourmaline used to be called the indigo tourmaline, and although it can range in color from mauve to blue, dark blue, and lake blue, its ore contains elements that do not necessarily contain copper.
Therefore, blue tourmalines are rare and therefore expensive. Even though they are bright in color and clean in texture, they cannot be called Paraiba tourmalines.
The perfect fusion of Paraiba tourmaline and Hublot
Hublot first introduced blue-green tone copper lithium tourmaline (cuprian elbaite) as decorative elements of the watch. It is reported, average every mining out 10 thousand diamond, can dig out only a Paraiba tourmaline, the precious degree is visible one spot.
Strict processing technology
The Paraiba tourmaline is rare and more demanding to cut than other gemstones, especially the rectangular cut Paraiba tourmaline. Moreover, even if the rectangular cut Paraiba tourmaline stone, only 70 percent can meet the Mosaic standard. Paraiba Tourmalines are more easily broken than emeralds, so the cutting and setting craftsmen must have rich experience and skilled skills, they need to pay three times more time than the diamond to complete the same process.
The gorgeous Paraiba tourmaline injects vigor and brightness into Big Bang watches. Big Bang Paraiba watches come in four styles.