This is one of the anchors upon which the good ship tourmaline, manned by the droplets of color, stays on course. Except for a few rare cases involving zoned crystals, the reds always have a darker tone value. And sometimes they can seem to lack as much transparency as you would expect. Some other reds will disappoint the searcher with a strong purple overtone, or a brownish overtone that comes out in incandescent. Still the searcher must try to navigate all the near reds and unstable reds and anchor in a safe harbor. This 1.23 carat standard round brilliant is part of that safe red harbor we have all been seeking. It is included, but its darker tone level keeps the damage to a minimum. Its crystal is not the best, but the sultry red that flashes out makes the crew of droplets happy, as they toast it. For this is a necessary color on the good ship tourmaline. Trade name for this kind of red is Rubellite.