This is a great oval and I am glad that I put the extra effort into a “supper nova” pavilion that makes a deep pavilion. It has a three step crown that is relatively shallow in this stone. This adds up to having a rather light pastel toned stone, being very open and loaded with color. Now when I first glanced at it in its box, I thought it was an peach pink, which is a rather common arrangement out of Africa, but then I read the box and it said rusty yellow. So I looked closer and realized that the color in this gemstone is not distributed evenly and the stone is actually dichroic. It is a little hard to see face up because of the excellent mixing of the cut, but when I turned it over, I can see that the ovals ends are redder than the yellow middle of the oval.
So now we have a very personal tourmaline again. From a distance, for the public, it can pretend to be peach pink, but you know its secret. Up close and persoal, it is a delightful mixture of rust and yellow. It shows offthe colors in a deep cut that is at least eye clean and with great crystal. It weighs 2.73 carats.