How many brown gemstones have you ever seen? (I guess brown diamonds have become popular, but I hardly ever think about diamonds period.) And when a gemstone has a brownish cast to its red, orange or yellow body, heaters everywhere would love to eliminate it.
Well tourmalines have browns that can stand on their own two facets. The strongly desaturated reds, oranges and yellows become delightful mahoganies, and various earthy spice colors. The names have become quite creative and leave poor dravite (not the species), a trade name for browns tourmaline, in the dust.
This pure honey brown oval is proud to be brown and wears a three step crown. It is a snappy color without any greenish shadows. It probably came from East Africa, where most of the new more exciting browns are coming from. A bight nature is unaffected by dichroism and it weighs 3.25 carats.