This beautiful unheated Montana sapphire is an unusual color for Montana sapphires–its completely colorless. Completely colorless natural sapphires like this one are quite rare. It is slightly included, although this macro image makes the inclusions look much more apparent than they are in the hand. In the hand the inclusions are barely visible and the gem looks bright and lively. Because of the inclusions, I have priced this gem at a discount, so its 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 1.29 carats and measures 6.5 x 4.2 mm.