This beautiful Montana sapphire is a gorgeous bright mint green color–a light green with a hint of blue hue. The gem has excellent natural clarity, with just a few tiny crystal inclusions and some boehmite tubes, only visible with a 10x loupe. The high clarity makes this gem remarkably bright and scintillating in the hand.
This sapphire is faceted in my custom oval brilliant design I created just for Montana sapphire. The design is called “Helena” in honor of the capital of Montana, located near the sapphire mines on the Missouri River in Montana. The gem is quite large for Montana–it weighs 2.96 carats and measures 9.0 x 7.6 x 5.7 mm. It would make a superb center stone for an engagement ring.