This beautiful unheated Montana sapphire is a lovely light lavender color–an uncommon color for a Montana sapphire. There is a light amount of natural rutile silk and a few tiny inclusions visible in the macro photo, but they are not visible in the hand without a 10x loupe. The gem is very bright and scintillating in the hand.
This sapphire is faceted in my custom “Helena” brilliant oval design that I created and optimized for sapphire; the result is a glittering beauty of a gemstone. The gem weighs 0.48 carats and measures 4.9 x 4.1 x 3.2 mm. It would make an amazing center stone for a unique and one-of-a-kind engagement ring!