Looking over this darker toned purplish red oval produces a feeling of restrained power. It appears to be eye clean and this gemstone is not hazy, but it has too high a tone value to be really flashy. I think that there maybe elements of brown, which is generally, not considered desirable in reds, in this stone under some white lights. Both the brown and purple sides of this stone are restrained by the central depth of red it possesses. The quality of polish is essential to bringing to life a stone like this, because much of its color is flash driven. To sum up, I like this complex personal gemstone that shares its beauty in an intimate setting with adequate light. It weighs in at 1.98 carats.