Paraíba & Paraíba-Type Tourmaline
Copper bearing tourmaline, more often recognized by the name Paraíba, is technically named cuprian elbaite tourmaline. As a trace element, copper is responsible for the intense neon blue hues that make Paraíba and Paraíba-type tourmalines so desirable. A stone is considered a Paraíba tourmaline if mined in the specific region in Paraíba, Brazil where the stone was first discovered. Enjoy exploring our current jewelry pieces featuring Paraíba and Paraíba-type tourmaline.