Grand Tang, an elite precious gem jeweler, today announces its achievement of entering the Guinness World Records™. Guinness World Records™ has certified Grand Tang’s 51.77 carat paraiba tourmaline as the world’s Largest Cut Paraiba Tourmaline. Paraiba tourmaline is one of the rarest jewelry gems in the world; favored by the connoisseur collectors; and showcased by the elite jewelers worldwide.
“Paraíba is a variety of elbaite tourmaline containing copper and manganese.” Stated in the Laboratory Manual Harmonization Committee (LMHC) Information Sheets #6, “(The variety name "Paraíba" is derived from the Brazilian locality where this gemstone was first mined, however today it may come from a number of localities.)”
“Grand Tang is focused exclusively in the design and manufacturing of world class paraiba tourmaline,” said Andy Huang, President & CEO of Grand Tang, “and today, we are honored that Guinness World Records™ has entered our precious collection, the GIA certified 51.77 carat natural cut greenish blue paraiba tourmaline, as the largest cut paraiba tourmaline in the world." The authenticity of this 51.77 carat paraiba tourmaline was certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), “The largest cut Paraiba Tourmaline is owned by Andy Huang, President & CEO of GrandTang.” Stated in the Guinness World Records™ certificate, “It measures --.-- x --.-- x --.-- mm (confidential) and has a weight of 51.77 carats, and was unveiled in Taipei, Taiwan on 2 May 2008.” Ms. Louise Bystrom, Editor-in-Chief of This Month In Taiwan magazine; and Ms. Evelyn Feng, Chief-Executive-Officer of Taipei Orphan Welfare Foundation; were the two witness when the world’s largest cut paraiba tourmaline was unveiled.
“Grand Tang is honored that one of our flawless natural cut transparent neon greenish blue paraiba tourmaline has entered the Guinness World Records™ as the world’s largest cut paraiba tourmaline;” said Andy Huang, President and CEO of Grand Tang, “and we will continue to serve our elite connoisseur with one of the most precious jewelry gem in the world, couture paraiba tourmaline!”
Grand Tang is an elite precious gem jeweler who focuses exclusively in the top quality paraiba tourmaline worldwide. Armed with its skilled design and manufacturing team with full supply of laboratory certified high-end paraiba tourmaline, Grand Tang is the first jeweler to provide global elites with a distinguished full-service custom-design paraiba tourmaline.
Guinness World Records™ is the ultimate authority on record-breaking achievement, The book has gone on to become a record breaker in its own right. With sales of more than 100 million copies in 100 different countries and 24 languages, Guinness World Records™ is the world’s best ever selling copyright book!
The Laboratory Manual Harmonization Committee (LMHC) consists of seven of the world's major laboratories. They include the AGTA Gemological Testing Center (USA), CISGEM (Milan), GAAJ (Japan), GIA (USA), GIT (Thailand), Gübelin Gem Lab (Switzerland) and SSEF (Switzerland).
Taipei Orphan Welfare Foundation was founded in 1968, with the goal of promoting the welfare of orphans, exalt people’s compassion. The Foundation provides long-term assistance to character and spiritual development to children and teenagers who have lost their parents.
This Month in Taiwan magazine is published monthly by China Commercial Service Inc. since 1974, and 40,000 bilingual copies are distributed monthly free of charge based on the sponsorship of its advertisers.