I don’t really know how a peach can be austere, but this shield cut is. It has a nice medium light pastel color in decent sunlight that doesn’t blow it away with glare, but it soon desaturates into brown fringed retreat when shadowy light creeps in. This doesn’t not make the prettiest peach on the block, but is not all that rare in tourmaline. The shield cut, which I like and use when I can, helps lift the interest in this stone and it easily finds a place in the collection. It is also clean and weighs 3.88 carats.