This gorgeous unheated sapphire is a beautiful bright blue color–one of the finest shades of blue to be found in the Montana gems. The gem has outstanding clarity, with just a tiny amount of rutile silk only visible with a 10x loupe; in the hand it is very bright and scintillating. The silk will occasionally flash if the stone is held at just the right angle, but it doesn’t detract form the beauty of the stone in any way; in fact, under a loupe or microscope the rutile is incredibly beautiful.
This sapphire is faceted in the classic diamond round brilliant design, optimized for sapphire and cut to “hearts and arrows” precision. It weighs 1.19 carats and measures 6.2 x 4.0 mm. It would make an amazing center stone for a beautiful engagement ring!