PARAIBA & LARIMAR
A LOVE STORY
Who does not long for warmth, sun and sea? And dream of white sand, crystal clear surf and turquoise lagoons like in the Caribbean Sea?
Only one single gemstone captures this special atmosphere: the Paraiba Tourmaline.
At the end of the 1980s, tourmaline crystals were found in San José de Batalha, in the Brazilian federal state of Paraiba, which shimmered in such extraordinary sea colours as seen never before. The turquoise of the Paraibas is almost of electric, neon-like luminosity. Names such as ‚Neon Lagoon‘ or ‚Electric Blue‘ quickly established themselves as perfect statements for this light phenomenon - a new star was born in the gemstone sky.