This beautiful unheated Montana sapphire is a gorgeous light violet-lavender color, an uncommon color for the Montana sapphires. The sapphire shifts color with the lighting, going from blue-violet daylight to a more lavender-purple under incandescent and some fluorescent lighting. The gem has a moderate amount of fine rutile silk that gives it a soft “glowing” appearance. While I could have this gem heated, I really like this effect and I wanted to offer it to those who share that love of unheated gems.
This sapphire is faceted in my custom “Topangle” trillion design; the resulting gem is bright and beautiful in the hand. It weighs 1.57 carats and measures 6.9 x 4.6 mm. It would make an amazing center stone for a unique and one-of-a-kind engagement ring or pendant.