This beautiful unheated Montana sapphire is wonderful bright medium pink color with a hint of a violet hue. This is an uncommon color in the Montana sapphires, and most of the sapphires this color tend to be small and included. It is also a rare color-change sapphire: In daylight it shifts to a violet-blue with hints of pink, while under incandescent and fluorescent light, it changes to a rich pink or pink tinged with violet. This stone is exceptionally clean with just a very tiny amount of natural rutile silk, only visible with a microscope. Because of this clarity its incredibly brilliant and bright, a truly remarkable stone!
This sapphire is faceted in my modified version of the diamond round brilliant cut, optimized for sapphire and cut to “hearts and arrows” level of precision; the result is a glittering beauty of a gemstone. The gem weighs 0.88 carats and measures 5.7 x 3.7 mm. It would make an amazing center stone for a unique and one-of-a-kind engagement ring.