This oval stays basically pink, but has a weakness for orange. It is a very transparent gem because of its eye clean, high quality crystal, but that is only part of the story. Its tone level is medium and it is not noticeably dichroic so the ends of the oval are as active as the center with flash. All and all a most pleasing gemstone that is showing me a great mixed pink/orange world that is quite desirable in gemstones. As I have posted before, I think the red/oranges in tourmaline do not get the respect they deserved. The oval weighs in at a nice 2.99 carats.