This beautiful little unheated Montana sapphire is a lovely light pink color. The color is extremely unique for a Montana sapphire, and quite striking in the hand. There is a very light amount of natural rutile silk that gives the gem a very faint violet tone and softens it just a tiny bit. While the macro image shows some tiny crystal inclusions and few lines of boehmite, none of these are visible without a 10x loupe. It is an eye clean gemstone and quite bright and flashy in the hand.
This sapphire is faceted in my custom “Bella” brilliant square cushion design that I’ve created and optimized for sapphire; the result is a glittering beauty of a gemstone. The gem weighs 1.78 carats and measures 6.1 x 5.0 mm. It would make an amazing center stone for a unique and one-of-a-kind engagement ring.