14K White Gold .24ctw Diamond and .04ctw Paraiba Tourmaline Pendant
Created in durable 14K white gold, this pendant is designed in a circle to represent eternal love. This everlasting circle of love pendant is demi-pave set with sparkling round diamonds with a .24 carat total weight. Three beautiful and rare Paraiba gemstones with a .04 carat total weight are demi-pave set to add a splash of elegant and delightful color. A sleek and smooth bale of 14K white gold completes the simply elegant and meaningful look of this shimmering pendant. The chain is not included with this pendant.
In the late 1980s Brazilian miners in the state of Paraiba, Brazil discovered a unique and brightly colored variety of tourmaline. This new tourmaline, which soon became known as Paraiba tourmaline, came in vivid and bright blues and greens. The beauty and neon glow of Paraiba tourmalines captivated the attention of the gemstone world from the very beginning. Today Paraiba tourmalines are among the most desirable and most expensive gemstones in the world.
The Paraiba colors are often described as "neon" since they appeared to glow. It was discovered that the element copper was important in the coloration of Paraiba tourmaline, resulting in the description of this variety as Cuprian, which refers to copper-bearing.
Recently a discovery in Mozambique, Africa has produced tourmaline which is beautifully colored by copper. The tourmaline produced in Mozambique is not readily distinguished from Paraiba tourmaline from Brazil. The Paraiba tourmaline gemstones from Mozambique are quite often found to be less included and found in larger sizes than the Brazilian variety.