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Gemstone Guide: Paraiba

Source: Afghanistan, Brazil, East Africa, Nigeria, Mozambique, Madagascar, U.S.A

Mineral: Tourmaline

Hardness: 7-7.5

Colour: Neon blue, green blue and mint green

Clarity: Most have natural inclusions

Treatment: The copper element in the stone is what gives Paraiba it's vibrant colour.

Care and Cleaning: Warm, soapy water is the best method for cleaning tourmaline. The use of ultrasonic and steam cleaners is not recommended.

Birthstone: October

Stone Properties: Strong energy promoting insight helping to create the future


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