This beautiful unheated Montana sapphire is a gorgeous aqua blue color, bringing to mind the tropical waters of the Caribbean Sea. The sapphire has excellent clarity. There may be tiny inclusions that are visible with a 10x loupe that can’t be seen with the naked eye. The gem has undissolved rutile silk that softens the brilliance just a tiny bit, but in the hand, this is a very bright and scintillating gemstone.
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 weighs 3.92 carats and measures 10.0 x 8.5 x 6.2 mm. It would make a superb center stone for an engagement ring.