I usually don’t go too far over the edge when it comes to naming tourmaline’s colors and I have brown on this stone’s storage box, but the gem is too nice for such a bland term. This desaturated brownish orange is alive with energy. Enough to be called mahogany in my book. But since my book is pretty small, you will probably never see mahogany used with a tourmaline anywhere else.
Now I have to make a further confession, I like this color. It is like the dark rich caramel that use to be hand dipped in chocolate just for me. I never bought an assortment of chocolates so I knew what I was going to get and my favorite was caramel. Now that is all just a dream for me, that is replayed when I gaze on this special stone (it has brothers). Some friends I questioned about tourmaline and its colors would consistently come up with alcoholic colors, but that is not my style.
The posted oval appears to be eye clean and with fine crystal. It has great flash for its medium dark tone level. It weighs 3.73 carats and doesn’t mind being called mahogany.