I don’t attach mauve to a gemstone’s color casually. I always check color in various “white” lights, incandescent, morning light and evening light etc. Many members of the tourmaline color world are not known for being consistent in shade, especially since you are dealing with more than one color in many cases.
In the case of this beautifully bright standard round brilliant the color still makes my brows frown. It is moderately dichroic and its pink factor does shift, but it is still not a pink, but it certainly isn’t a violet, but I am sure that some people will disagree with me, but I am the arbitrator of color naming in this world, but my younger daughter, who has a very good eye for color, disagrees with me often and the buts go on. (I only appear to be insecure)
I have heard many people tell me that the gemstone they bought at a jewelery story appeared much differently when they got it home. I personally have been amazed and delighted by the differences “normal white” light can make with tourmaline. I always recommend that a person falling in love with a tourmaline (and all other lesser gemstones) take the beast for a walk and home to the world you live in. Let the tourmaline’s dynamic color grab you and maybe even tickle your funny bone. It does mine. Now I am not promising that every tourmaline shifts. I think that the gems with a greater saturation (purer color) with the exception of purple, which always sifts, tend to be the most stable. But if you’re ready to venture into mauve you had better expect a shifter that I bet will never find to be ugly.
The posted stone weighs 5.34 carats.