This beautiful unheated Montana sapphire is a rare padparadscha color, a delicate mix of orange and pink. It is completely natural and untreated in any way. There is a slight haze to the gem from undissolved rutile silk, but it gives the gem a soft glow that is quite pleasing and enhances the color in low light. There may be tiny inclusions that are visible only with a 10x loupe.
This sapphire is faceted in a modified version of the classic diamond round brilliant design, optimized for sapphire; the result is a glittering beauty of a gemstone. The gem weighs 0.52 carats and measures 5.0 mm x 3.1 mm.