This beautiful unheated Montana sapphire is a gorgeous bright violet-blue color, one of the finest shades of blue found in the Montana gems. The gem very good clarity, with just a tiny amount of natural rutile silk, only visible with a 10x loupe. The high clarity makes the gem very bright and scintillating in the hand.
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 0.72 carats and measures 5.6 x 4.7 x 3.5 mm. It would make a superb center stone for an engagement ring.