Nice eye clean oval that flashes more or less golden yellow or orange depending on the angle of view. It has good saturation under most lights, but may get "muddy" under some lights. It weighs 2.53 carats.
Some gemstone grab you even with a casual glance while others get passed over. This strongly dichroic (two different colors/intensity of color depending on the axis of view) deserves a closer look. The higher tone level c axis color is a quite delightful orange, but it has to share the stage with a golden yellow that drifts a little bit into the greenish mode (I think). Now green and gold may mix well on the foot ball field, but in tourmaline, I prefer to not have them together. It tends to make a muddy field to cut on. I may have short changing this gemstone, that is really a delight under the morning light that I am posting under, but I am just expressing one of my color dislikes. Everyone has there color preferences and I tried not to cater to my personal ones when building this collection. If the tourmaline had a “different” shade of color I tried to be its friend. This gemstone is eye clean and its dynamic color world flashes in a moderate to darker tone level. It is a nice size at 2.53 carats.