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    Mina da Batalha, Brazil

    Paraiba Tourmalines are one of the rarest and most prized gemstones found in the world because their extraordinary, vivid colors are unlike any other: exceptional is a term that is repeatedly used in descriptions. Paraiba Tourmalines were finally discovered in the 1980's in the Paraiba state of Brazil, after Heitor Dimas Barbosa spent almost a decade pursuing his dream of finding something completely different in the regions hills. Inevitably he found what he was looking for: Tourmalines with unmatched, unparallelled, electifying color. This sapphire blue stone actually dates from that original discovery, according to Christopher Smith, owner and president of the American Gemological Laboratiories, (AGL). This stone is one of the more unusual Paraiba colors: a clean, rich blue with no green undertones. The AGL certificate # CS 82558 indicates this intense stone has no signs of heat treatment. It has an oval, modified brilliant cut with slight inclusions, but overall this rare gemstone is in excellent condition with outstanding color.
    Measurements: 8.86 x 7.19 x 4.58 mm, 2.05 ct.
    Offered at no reserve.

    Accompanied by AGL Prestige Gemstone Report # CS 82558

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2014
    28th Sunday
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