This gemstone has a nice sharp crown with two steps. It body has good crystal and is eye clean. All great features for a stone that should step forward, but the desaturation of its orange color, that produces a brown tone, makes for a retiring gemstone. A nice yellowish light brings out the orange and the brown fades into a much more attractive saturated presence. So this is dravite and it has never been highly prized. This variety of tourmaline has to be included in the collection for balance, interest, but not filling the color wheel. This attractive, restrained oval tourmaline weighs 3.40 carats.