Millions of years and precise conditions result in the formation of precious gemstones. Often these conditions are interrupted and other elements, gases, even other stones mingle with the young Sapphire. The Sapphire continues to grow around the intruders and causes a unique, and extraordinarily old, inclusion. This is the reason for the 'sleepy' look of this Sapphire.
I cut this gemstone in a design called "Dryad's Verdure," written by Arya Akhavan.
This Sapphire is included has been treated with a standard heat treatment only.
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. Sapphire also happens to be the traditional birthstone for those born in September.
0.8 carat Montana Sapphire Teal (Heated)
Design: Akhavan - Dryad's Verdure
Treatment: Standard Heat Treatment Only
Cut By: Bryan Wiebe