This beautiful unheated Montana sapphire is a lovely pale aqua blue color–blue faintly tinged with green, reminiscent of the color of a fine unheated aquamarine. While the macro image shows some tiny crystal inclusions, these are impossible to see in the hand without a loupe. Its an eye clean gemstone, and very bright and scintillating in the hand.
This sapphire is faceted in my custom modified version of the classic diamond round brilliant design, optimized for Montana sapphire. The gem weighs 1.47 carats and measures 6.7 x 4.4 mm; the perfect size for an engagement ring.