This pretty little unheated Montana sapphire is a lovely pale blue color, a classic color for the unheated Montana gems. This particular sapphire has some tiny feather inclusions tucked off to one edge, although this macro image greatly exaggerates their appearance. In the hand this gem is lovely–its bright and lively and the inclusions aren’t visible without a loupe, making it eye clean. That said, I have discounted the price, making this gem a great value.
This sapphire has been faceted in my own modified version of the diamond round brilliant cut, one that I’ve specifically optimized for sapphire to produce the desired “hearts and arrows” effect. The result is a scintillating gem, perfect for an engagement ring. It weighs 0.81 carats and measures 5.6 x 3.6 mm.