The value of one of the rarest stones: Katerina Leroy presents Thomas Jirgens new “Paraiba Larimar” Collection

“Who does not long for warmth, sun and sea? And dream of white sand, crystal clear surf and turquoise lagoons like in the Caribbean Sea? Only one single gemstone captures this special atmosphere: the Paraiba Tourmaline.
At the end of the 1980s, tourmaline crystals were found in San José de Batalha, in the Brazilian federal state of Paraiba, which shimmered in such extraordinary sea colours as seen never before. The turquoise of the Paraibas is almost of electric, neon-like luminosity. Names such as ‚Neon Lagoon‘ or ‚Electric Blue‘ quickly established themselves as perfect statements for this light phenomenon.

An extra beautiful addition to the crystal-clear Paraiba Tourmalines is Larimar, a blue gemstone that only occurs on the south coast of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. The cabochons to which Larimar is cut are interwoven with white lines that are reminiscent of light reflections on the surface of the water. To fuse these two gems in my jewellery is a love story of sun and sea, of Paraiba & Larimar.“ – says Thomas Jirgens, art director of this wonderful collection.


“Paraiba Larimar” earrings, “Paraiba Larimar” bracelet, “Paraiba” diamond ring and “Paraiba” Bracelet harmonize perfect as a jewlry set together, as well as with the pastel colors of Katerina Leroy’s outfit, the perfect testimonial for this expressive campaign.

Paraiba stone is a Tourmaline known for its bright neon colors. The color ranges from blue to green, and all just as bright as the last. Because of this the colour of the gemstone is important when valuing it. The beautiful stone got its name from the region in Brazil in which it was first discovered. However, other similar like gemstones have appeared in Africa. But, it is the rarity of the Paraiba stone that really raises its value.


For almost 3 years, Katerina Leroy has been presenting her fans with breathtaking pieces of jewelry from Thomas Jirgens, reflecting her passion for this unique pieces. The focus is on jewelry that symbolizes life itself, including the beauty that arises from imperfection – translated into precisely handcrafted designs. Large, high-quality cut gemstones and magical star details lend pure elegance to Thomas’ summer collection and give even simple outfits the final touch. Whereby elegance today no longer necessarily has to be the classic costume, but is rather a question of personality. Strength, passion, creativity and self-confident styling characterize Katerina Leroy and underline the equally multi-faceted pieces of jewelry from Thomas Jirgens collections.