Mark Henry's Paraiba Tourmaline Collection
Elbaite tourmalines are the type of tourmaline under which Paraiba tourmaline is categorized. This variety of tourmaline is given its color due to the copper content of the stone. Copper is typically thought of as a deep shade of earthy red or orange. In tourmaline, though, copper actually gives them their distinct blue-green shade.
The Brazilian hills of Paraíba are the home to the most notable source of tourmaline. Since its discovery, the shimmering blue-green shades of Paraiba tourmaline have become incredibly valuable for modern jewelers. The stone’s appeal comes from its seeming ability to glow from within. The blue shine resembles that of a sparkling ocean or a clear sky on a spring morning. This gem is a brilliant display of bold but sweet hues perfect for a variety of styles. When it comes time to select your next favorite gemstone, Paraiba tourmaline might just be a winner.