This gorgeous unheated Montana sapphire is a beautiful robin’s egg blue color–a classic Montana sapphire color, and one of my favorites. The sapphire has some very light rutile silk and tiny inclusions that are visible in the macro images, but not visible in the hand without a 10x loupe–its an eye clean gemstone. In the hand the gemstone is very bright and lively.
I faceted this sapphire in my custom “Helena” brilliant oval design, named for the capital of Montana, located not far from the El Dorado Bar where this sapphire was mined. The gem weighs 1.33 carats and measures 6.4 x 5.5 x 4.5 mm. This would make a beautiful center stone for a unique engagement ring.