You know how truth can be stranger than fiction? Well, the flip side of that idea is also true. Sometimes nature looks so vibrant it seems unreal. Such is the case with Paraiba Tourmaline. The color of the neon gem, discovered in the '80s, is compared to ocean blues and greens but to me it looks like Windex. It is 10,000 times more rare than a diamond and must be mined by hand because it is so delicate. The Paraiba is not only a prize for rock hounds it is also in sync with fall's pop-of-color trend and guaranteed to make you stand out from the crowd.
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Marion Fasel, Contributing Editor, Fine Jewelry and Watches