Color changing gemstones are exceptionally beautiful! This particular Montana Sapphire is a lovely lilac in natural lighting. When under incandescent lighting, it turns a soft rose. I originally cut the raw material in half with the intention to make a matched pair, but the second half decided to have a slightly different color change than its partner.
I cut this Sapphire in a modified “Ruination” design, written by Arya Akhavan.
It is eye clean and has been heated.
Sapphire has been popular throughout history, and that trend doesn't seem to be changing. Sapphire is a mineral called corundum, and it doesn't only come in the well-known royal blue. Corundum comes in an array of colours and shades, including white. The popular Ruby also belongs to this family as a red corundum. Sapphires and Rubies have a hardness of 9, making it the hardest coloured stone, and is well suited for daily wear.
0.52 carat Montana Sapphire Color Change (Heated)
Design: Modified Ruination
Treatment: Heat Treated Only
Cut By: Bryan Wiebe