This beautiful heated Montana sapphire is an amazing rich orange color–a very uncommon color for Montana. 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 gem has some inclusions visible in the macro image, but they are not visible in person–it’s an eye clean gemstone.
This sapphire is faceted in my custom “Helena” brilliant oval design that has been optimized for sapphire; the result is a glittering beauty of a gemstone. The gem weighs 1.85 carats and measures 7.8 x 6.6 x 4.8 mm. Sapphires this large are very rare from Montana–it would make an amazing center stone for a unique and one-of-a-kind engagement ring!