Orange in tourmaline does not get a lot of respect. Most of it has dark modifiers that can brown out a very good orange under less than ideal conditions. At times experts have even questioned the existence of orange that is natural. rather than from irradiation by man. I think that the development of African sources of tourmaline have to rest the questions about natural orange tourmaline being available. It is and the posted oval is a find example of an orange that has everything even if it is little light in the tone level to be a GEM. (A GEM is an exceptional gemstone all around) The oval has a medium to richer tone level that the collection needs. And the color is stable, which is nice for color wheel work. It weighs 2.47 true pastel orange carats.