This lovely unheated Montana sapphire is gorgeous pine green color–a light green tinted with just a hint of yellow. While the macro image shows a tiny feather inclusion at one end of the gem, it is not visible in the hand without a 10x loupe–its an eye-clean gemstone, and very bright in the hand. I have factored this inclusion into the price, making this gem a real bargain for the size.
I faceted this sapphire in a custom oval design that I created just for Montana sapphire. I’ve named the design “Helena” in honor of the capital of Montana, located just a few miles from the famed sapphire deposits of the El Dorado Bar on the Missouri River, where this sapphire came from. The design is very bright and creates a beautiful pattern of scintillation in the hand. This sapphire weighs 0.90 carats and measures 6.1 x 5.1 x 3.7 mm. This would make a superb center stone for an engagement ring!