This beautiful heated Montana sapphire is a deep rich blue-green color, showing flashes of brighter blue on a rich body 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. The gem has some tiny inclusions visible in the macro image that are just barely visible in the hand. I have factored them into the pricing, making this sapphire a great value for the size and color.
This sapphire is faceted in my custom “Helena” oval brilliant design that has been optimized for sapphire; the result is a glittering beauty of a gemstone. The gem weighs 3.69 carats and measures 9.5 x 7.6 x 5.8 mm. Sapphires this large are very rare from Montana–it would make an amazing center stone for a unique and one-of-a-kind engagement ring!