This is a beautiful dark and velvety red standard round brilliant. It has significant inclusion that are masked by its rich color and darker level of tone. It weighs 2.08 carats.
If you want to sit down somewhere else and read about tourmaline, that would be great. If you get to the section on Rubellite (red tourmaline), which may be way too brief, you will find that this standard round brilliant is what they try to describe.
This richer Rubellite is far from clean, but its color and rich tone level make the inclusions a covered up except for a short string of white inclusion next to the girdle. I probably hoped that those white inclusions would have been ground out in the final stone and when they weren’t, it really does not effect the stone very much because of their location and the stones other inclusion. They certainly do not hold back this velvety and seductive red gemstone. (Did I mention I like Rubellite.) One thing else, that effects this 2.08 carat gemstone, is a reduced transparency that is common in darkly toned Rubellite. I have also seen it in a Indicolite (blue tourmaline) from Afghanistan, but I still don’t know why this optical effect occurs.