This oval is one of the first larger tourmalines I cut and I even remember the listed sale number it had (44). The rough was advertised to have peach and green, which can make an undesirable mixture. I think that this is why the rough was not taken on the first go around. When I saw it come around again, after wondering where the rough went, that was not sold at first, I decided to risk it and buy the piece. The rough turned out to be a completely eye clean bicolor. With the green in the culet, as I cut the stone, the swirling mixture of peach and green makes shades of yellow and gold. The green can be seen, but it is very weak in tone. So old 44 turned out to be bright, eye clean and a large sized example of mixing colors in tourmaline. It weighs 16.11 carats and is a significant member of the collection.