This Montana sapphire is a beautiful rich peacock blue color–which is what I call this rich blue that has just a hint of green to it. The color was developed by having the sapphire heated in Montana–but that is the only treatment it has had. The heating not only deepened the color, but it also improved the clarity–the gem is bright and lively in the hand. It is exceptionally clean and free of inclusions.
This sapphire is faceted in my “Helena” brilliant oval design which I created and optimized for Montana sapphire; the design is named after the capital of Montana. The result is a sparkling gem weighing 1.15 carats and measuring 6.8 x 5.5 x 4.0 mm. This would make a lovely center stone for an engagement ring.