This lovely unheated Montana sapphire is beautiful bright sky blue color, one of my favorite colors in these Montana gems. While the macro image shows some tiny internal inclusions, they are not visible in the hand without a 10x loupe–its an eye-clean gemstone, and very bright in the hand.
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 1.10 carats and measures 6.7 x 5.5 x 4.0 mm. This would make a superb center stone for an engagement ring!