This Montana Sapphire has been heated with Beryllium to produce this yellow-orange color with a blue-green tint. We photographed it alongside two raw, uncut Sapphires that have also been treated with Beryllium.
Melanie cut this interesting gemstone in a design called "Maya Drop," written by Marco Voltolini.
The two dark 'eyes' near this gemstones center are inclusions, as well as the cloud giving this stone a sleepy look. This stone has been treated by with Beryllium.
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.
0.92 carat Montana Sapphire (Beryllium Treated)
Design: Maya Drop
Treatment: Beryllium Treatment
Cut By: Melanie Wiebe