This beautiful heated Montana sapphire is a rich teal blue color–a classic Montana sapphire color. 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. This sapphire is very clean, with only one tiny feather visible in the macro image and just barely visible at certain angles in the hand. This is a very bright and flashy gem in the hand! I have factored the inclusion into the price, making it an excellent value for the size and color.
This sapphire is faceted in my modified version of the classic diamond round brilliant cut, optimized for sapphire and cut to “hearts and arrows” precision. The gem weighs 2.17 carats and measures 7.8 x 4.9 mm. It would make an amazing center stone for a unique and one-of-a-kind engagement ring.