I am working on a tray that my son organized years ago after the last Carnegie Museum Show. It is about 1/3 brown to orange gemstones, 1/10 purples and the rest pinks to reds. I have not really looked at this tray for years and it is a bit surprising the number of fine, faultless pink to red ovals I cut in the early days. Now pinks to reds are the most common tourmaline rough, but that was not always the case. Green dominated for most of the time Brazil was the only really big source for tourmaline. Viva la pink/reds.
This smaller oval is another winner for the pink team. Its tone level is medium dark with average flash. It appears to be eye clean and weighs 1.45 carats.