Fine “Paraiba” Tourmaline

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Lot 2296
Fine “Paraiba” Tourmaline

Sold for US$ 17,080 inc. premium

Natural History

6 Dec 2009, 11:00 PST

Los Angeles

Fine “Paraiba” Tourmaline
Mozambique
Characterized by its pleasing swimming pool blue color, a desirable medium tone, neither too light nor too dark, and a saturation of color that is perfect—this oval-cut gem has all of the sought-after qualities in a “paraiba”-type tourmaline (cuprian or copper bearing tourmaline)—as well as a perfect size—neither too small nor too large. The shape perfectly lends itself to mounting as a ring or pendant—this stone is one of a rare breed that has become increasingly difficult to obtain in sizes over 5 carats. Weighing 7.5 carats and measuring 12.1 x 10.5 x 8.2mm
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27.5% on the first $3,000 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $3,000 up to and including $400,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $400,000 up to and including $4,000,000;
and 13.9% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of $4,000,000.

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