This beautiful unheated Montana sapphire is a gorgeous purple-pink color, a relatively rare color for the Montana gems. The sapphire has excellent clarity, with just a tiny amount of rutile silk, only visible with a 10x loupe. In the hand, this is a bright and scintillating gemstone.
This sapphire is faceted in my custom oval brilliant design I created just for Montana sapphire. The design is called “Helena” in honor of the capital of Montana, located near the sapphire mines on the Missouri River in Montana. The gem weighs 0.65 carats and measures 5.6 x 4.7 x 3.3 mm. It would make a superb center stone for an engagement ring.