This oval has a tender balance of color that I like to call dynamic. Depending on the light some tourmalines certainly shift and even change color. I think that it has not gotten the big play that Alexandrite gets is because the jewelery trade can’t figure out how to make money on it. With so much variable color to choose from in tourmaline under “daylight” conditions why get into a color change phenomenon that is hard to see under many lighting conditions. If you really want to see the color of a color changer under incandescent light you need to isolate it from daylight/florescent light or you will see both colors under the mixed light. And the isolation from incandescent light is needed in the investigation of the tourmaline’s “natural” color. This is getting very easy to do since so few people have incandescent lights anymore. But I have found that you really don’t need incandescent to get some great changes, just a yellowish incandescent light in a yellowish shade. Still it is not the same thing and it is not how color change is defined.
Well the posted gemstone is rather a yellowish salmon color in morning light. Its medium light tone level and completely open nature makes it bright and flashy. It appears to be slightly included and weighs 2.01 carats.