The similarities between Ethiopian emeralds and copper-bearing tourmaline are striking.
On our trip to Bangkok, we found a perfect example of a neon-blue Paraiba tourmaline (courtesy of Star Lanka, Bangkok) for comparison with our 2.95 ct Ethiopian emerald.
Exhibit 1 – Ethiopian 2.95 ct emerald compared with a neon-blue Paraiba tourmaline (courtesy of Star Lanka, Bangkok) in natural light
Can you see the similarities in colour and vibrancy?
Exhibit 2 – Ethiopian 2.95 ct emerald compared with a 0.10 ct neon-blue Paraiba tourmaline in fluorescent light
This has got us very excited – no other emerald material exhibits such colour saturation as Ethiopian emeralds and is clearly visible is this basic test.
To view our selection of emeralds then click on this link.