Not every tourmaline in the collection can be exceptional. I never made such an effort to buy only exceptional rough. I would not have been able to keep cutting. The make up of the collection real shows windows of opportunity that I had to buy different tourmalines as they briefly became available. One color and tone level that has been constantly available over the years is the stuff of this posted gemstone. It is a fine medium rich pink that is eye clean and flashy. It was cut as usual in a standard round brilliant (oval are about equal in usefulness) and weighs 2.09 carats.