This beautiful unheated sapphire is a gorgeous bright sky blue color–one of my favorite hues found in the Montana gems. While the macro image shows some tiny amounts of rutile silk, it is not visible without a 10x loupe, with the exception of one patch that can be found if you look for it very closely. It is a stunning gem in the hand: bright, scintillating and quite large for a Montana sapphire.
This sapphire is faceted in the classic diamond round brilliant design, cut to “hearts and arrows” precision. It weighs 2.88 carats and measures 8.3 x 5.6 mm. It would make an amazing center stone for a beautiful engagement ring!