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#1 2016-04-23 08:38:58

slappy70
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From: Pennsylvania
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3.38ct Certified Blue Paraiba (copper bearing) Tourmaline

This is a 3.38ct certified and appraised blue paraiba (copper bearing) tourmaline.  This stone was sold to me as Brazilian   This stone measures approximately 15.6 x 8.4mm.   It was appraised back on 2010.  Paraiba tourmaline have increased in value greatly since that time (and I believe the appraisal back then was way too low).  This stone is very clean for a paraiba tourmaline and it has a nice deep blue color that is not very common for a stone of this size.  These blue paraiba tourmaline are from my personal collection.   I did not intend on selling them for a long time because prices continue to increase every year, howdever, I have some bills that need paid off.  My loss is your gain.  I'm asking $2750 USD.



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#2 2016-04-23 09:22:41

serial
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Re: 3.38ct Certified Blue Paraiba (copper bearing) Tourmaline

Wow are these really worth this much?

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#3 2016-04-23 09:28:54

slappy70
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Re: 3.38ct Certified Blue Paraiba (copper bearing) Tourmaline

The appraised value on this stone is far too low in my opinion.   Copper bearing blue tourmaline can be worth as much as $15,000 per carat depending on color and clarity.  So to answer your question, yes they are worth this much.

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#4 2016-04-24 15:41:59

slappy70
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Re: 3.38ct Certified Blue Paraiba (copper bearing) Tourmaline

some better pictures

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#5 2016-05-13 23:17:59

Oldsoul
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Re: 3.38ct Certified Blue Paraiba (copper bearing) Tourmaline

It's worth your while sending that to a higher rep lab. a ugl cert/appraisal  does it no favours for me. Equally EGL. GIA and you would probably have it sold for more than you are asking already.


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#6 2016-05-14 09:04:12

slappy70
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Re: 3.38ct Certified Blue Paraiba (copper bearing) Tourmaline

Thanks for the advice, however, I have no desire to spend $350 (not including shipping) to send it off to GIA simply for them to say it's paraiba tourmaline when I already know that. 
All you need are a few simple gemological tools to make the identification on most stones (ie. a refractometer, dichroscope, a good 20x or higher loupe and some filters...).   
I do understand the GIA certificate is the best in the business, but for me it just doesn't make monetary sense (certificate cost would be approximately 15% of what I'm asking for the stone)    to spend that much when I already know what the stone is.  Are GIA certificates cheaper in Australia?  If they were significantly cheaper, it might make sense to get it done.

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