This beautiful unheated Montana sapphire is a typical color for Montana sapphires–a beautiful light powder blue color. The stone is slightly included and has a light haze of natural rutile “silk” that softens it to a nice glow. That said, the macro image seen here makes these appear much more significant than they are in the hand. In the hand it appears clean with just a slight glow from the silk. I have price this accordingly, making it a great value for the size.
This sapphire has been faceted in my own modified version of the diamond round brilliant cut, one that I’ve specifically optimized for sapphire to produce the desired “hearts and arrows” effect. The result is a scintillating gem, perfect for an engagement ring. It weighs 1.17 carats and measures 6.2 x 4.1 mm.