I am looking at this oval gem under morning light and seeing a pink that has some cast to its hue, but I can’t put my finger on it. I look at the its box and I have written purple pink. My next step is to compare it with “true” pinks in the tray and I think that I am agreeing with myself. Purple does not add a lot to this stone while under different circumstances pink and purple can make a great mixture. This is especial true with cuprian tourmaline from Mozambique. I am smiling as I think of the good sized round I have of a fresh bright medium toned beauty that reminds me of a lilac I once had. While this stone’s color seems to be muted by the purple cast. Fortunately the stone is still very bright, with good crystal that is eye clean. That is a nice setting for a good sized gemstone (5.65 carats) with a hint of mystery. I have no doubt that the stones color will drift under various white lights. In general the value of pinks is decreased when they have a touch of purple.