This beautiful heated Montana sapphire is a lovely light sky blue 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. There are some tiny crystal and bubble inclusions in this gem that just barely soften the brilliance of the gem, but they are not visible without a 10x loupe–its an eye clean gemstone. This is a very bright and flashy gem in the hand!
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 2.98 carats and measures 8.4 x 5.6 mm. It would make an amazing center stone for a unique and one-of-a-kind engagement ring.