This oval was cut from a piece of “salad” that I purchased from Brazil. “Salad” are low grade tourmalines that are faceted by native cutters. I got some just to see if I could get some different shades of color and see how they were cut. This very interesting orange reminds me of a melon. It is not bother by brown and definitely has a reddish touch. Unfortunately the oval is heavily effect by its inclusions and really doesn’t flash very well. It is a keeper for its color and the color spread of the collection. It weighs 2.55 carats.