When you have enough tourmaline pinks (or other colors) to compare you can begin to see some subtle color differences in tourmaline. At least that is one of the goals I hoped to achieve with my collection. This hotter pink has just an edge of red compared with some of its brighter cousins. With its medium tone level it is certainly not a red nor does it seem to have any purple tones. The posted standard round brilliant has a white non-reflective inclusion toward the girdle, but still is a nice bright flashy gemstone. It weighs .65 and is a droplet of color.