Now declaring a hot pink or not a hot pink is a personal matter that I have to make. I actually return a lot of pink rough years ago because I did not think that the pink was that hot. This pink is eye clean and crisp and begging to be noticed so I called her hot. Her saturation level is good and I am partial to her so she makes the grade at her fighting weight of 2.29 carats. I am sure that you do not have to be hot in pink to be beautiful, but we will keep that to ourselves.