With all the rough I have bought to enlarge the spread of color you would have thought I would have more maroon. Now maroon has a part of me since it was part of my high school colors. Maroon and white Fight Fight! Fight! and all those cheerleaders jumping around. If someone would advertise a maroon piece of tourmaline faceting rough I would probably be in line, if it had any chance of making a stone.
Having said all that I have less than a handful of really maroon colored tourmaline. This posted stone is one of the best. Its c axis is dripping in rich maroon and the a/b doesn’t fight it with a brownish cast. This lets the emerald cut be maroon without getting sort of wood-like appearance, as some of my other maroon do. There is some slight grading of the color in the long axis of the stone and I see a slight amount of chipping on the keel, but the body is of fine crystal and eye clean. It weighs 2.14 carats.