This beautiful heated Montana sapphire is a gorgeous rich blue color–it represents some of the finest blue color to be found in the Montana gems. 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 minor tiny inclusions and a feather in this gem; they very slightly decrease the brilliance of the gem, but are too tiny to be seen without a loupe–its an eye clean gemstone. That said, its still a very bright and flashy gem in the hand, and very large for Montana–only a handful of gems mined each year are large enough to create a gem this size. I have factored the inclusions into the price of this gem, making it a good value for the color, size and rarity.
This sapphire is faceted in my custom “Aurora” brilliant square cushion design that I’ve designed and optimized for sapphire; the result is a glittering beauty of a gemstone. The gem weighs 3.43 carats and measures 7.8 x 6.0 mm. It would make an amazing center stone for a unique and one-of-a-kind engagement ring.