Brown is not the most desirable color in gemstones, but some stones are so bright and feisty that even brown can not hold them back. This emerald cut is a representative of a group of dravites coming out of East Africa that is dynamite. They completely blow away the old yellow/orange desaturated brown with dark ends. Their ends are not only open, but posses very similar if not identical color to the rest of the gemstone. I would say they look like a reddish browned citrine, to give you a more common gemstone to compare these beauties with. Of course tourmaline would be harder and brighter than the quartz. The gemstone appears to be eye clean with excellent crystal. It weighs 2.01 carats and I love them.