But what is "Paraiba"?
|Paraiba Tourmaline Trillion|
Tourmaline is a specific gemstone. It is NOT quartz, it is NOT topaz, NOT fluorite, it is NOT Apatite, it certainly isn't Opal or glass. Paraiba Tourmaline is extremely rare and very expensive.
Then what is Paraiba Apatite or Quartz etc.?
|"Paraiba Quartz" on Etsy--is GLASS|
I just did a search on Etsy for "Paraiba" and 853 results turned up. While there are some true Paraiba Tourmalines and some "Paraiba Like Tourmalines", there are also "Paraiba Fluorite", "Paraiba Topaz", Paraiba Opal", "Paraiba Quartz", all in different colors of blues. And that's just on page ONE! I didn't bother to look at any other pages on Etsy.
|"Paraiba Apatite" on Etsy|