This beautiful heated Montana sapphire is a gorgeous medium blue, bringing to mind the tropical waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The color was developed by heating the gem in Montana, but no other treatments were made to the gem. The treatment is permanent and stable and not only develops the color, but also improves the clarity. The sapphire has excellent clarity, making it bright and scintillating in the hand. There may be tiny inclusions that are visible with a 10x loupe that can’t be seen with the naked eye.
I faceted this sapphire in my “Sparkling Snowflake” custom hexagon design; the resulting gemstone is a glittering beauty. It weighs 1.80 carats and measures 7.8 mm across the points, 7.1 mm across the flats, and is 4.7 mm deep. This gem would make a stunning and unique engagement ring.