Longer ratio ovals are more work to get right than ovals that think they are almost rounds. Longer ovals have more than just getting a better yield out of a piece of rough, going for them. They produce relatively thinner gemstones for there size and with a darker piece of rough that can be critical to making a bright flashy success.
I have found the color of this posted gemstone, purple red, to be uniformly found in higher tone levels. Many times tourmalines in that color range are only suitable for smaller gemstones, because it is so dark. This oval is one of the more open and bright purple reds in the collection. It is still on the dark side, but with its fine crystal and eye clean support, it is a crisp, flashy winner.