Now what is in a name. Too much I am afraid. This standard round brilliant is a pretty gemstone. It appears to be eye clean and has fine crystal. Its medium dark tone value still permits the stone to be exciting. Still under the traditional trade name of Dravite, it gets little respect. If that doesn’t work for you than we could go to the autumn colors and say burnt orange, which has never produced a pleasant image in my mind. So you could fall back on to multiple basic words such as brown orange, but there certainly is a lack of creativity there and does the mundane sell? I have worked in wood and love mahogany, cherry and black walnut etc. Blend that with a beautiful tourmaline and I think that mahogany sounds like a good name for this variety of tourmaline.
I guess the bottom line is, open your eyes and see the color, removed from the names and preconceptions. If you think that high quality tourmaline in any color is common that it should not be treasured, than I suggest you look into the rapidly rising price of everything in tourmaline. Where else can you get such a world of color in a untreated, natural gemstone?
This high quality, dravite, burnt orange, mahogany… droplet of color weighs 1.30 carats.