This beautiful unheated Montana sapphire is an unusually rich blue-green color for a Montana sapphire. This sapphire does not have much silk but it does have a number of internal feathers. The macro photo greatly exaggerates the appearance of these feathers–in the hand they are only slightly visible and do not significantly detract from the appearance of the gem. That said, I have factored the inclusions into the price, making this gem a tremendous value for its size. With my one week viewing policy, you can order it and see in person that it appears much better than the photos and if you’re not happy, you can return it for a full refund, minus the shipping costs.
This sapphire is faceted in a custom brilliant oval design that I created just for Montana sapphire. I’ve named the design “Testudo” as the facet pattern of the crown reminds me of a tortoise’s shell. This gem is fairly large for a Montana sapphire, most of which are smaller than 1.5 carats: it weighs 2.51 carats and measures 8.7 x 6.7 x 5.5 mm.