I have not been particularly enamored with many of the purple reds that I have seen. The purple cast seems to produce an overly dark tone level that limits flash. Well this emerald cut stands above all that. It is dichroic, but not excessively so and the rich c axis color fills the whole gem with an exotic, sultry red, drenched in a mysterious purple cast. I say mysterious because the purple in this high grade gemstone seems to bring out nothing but excitement in this stone, despite its negative history. It appears to be eye clean, which is always nice in a red and have great crystal. It is probably from Nigeria and weighs 3.68 carats.