This beautiful unheated Montana sapphire is a gorgeous bright pink color. The macro photo shows a significant number of fine feathers and some crystal inclusions but none of these are visible in the hand without a 10x loupe–its an eye clean gemstone. In the hand it looks much better than the photos imply and has to be seen in person to be fully appreciated.
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 1.04 carats and measures 6.0 x 4.0 mm. It would make an amazing center stone for a unique and one-of-a-kind engagement ring.