This beautiful unheated Montana sapphire is completely colorless, quite rare for Montana. The gem has one tiny inclusion, but it’s not visible without a 10x loupe; it’s eye clean. There is a moderate amount of fine rutile silk that gives the gem a soft glowing appearance in the hand, although its much less noticeable than the macro photo would imply.
This sapphire is faceted in my custom oval brilliant design I created just for Montana sapphire. The design is called “Helena” in honor of the capital of Montana, located near the sapphire mines on the Missouri River in Montana. The gem weighs 1.22 carats and measures 6.7 x 5.6 x 4.2 mm. It would make a superb center stone for an engagement ring.