This lovely little unheated Montana sapphire one of my favorites for the Montana gems–a gorgeous bright sky blue color. This particular sapphire has some tiny crystal inclusions, although this macro image greatly exaggerates their appearance. In the hand this gem is stunning–its bright and lively and the inclusions aren’t visible without a loupe, making it eye clean.
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 0.84 carats and measures 5.6 x 3.6 mm.