This Montana Sapphire is truly spectacular. It's gorgeous color is difficult to describe, nearly a shade reminiscent of the Pacific Ocean. Not only that, this Sapphire is also dichroic, meaning it is a different color when viewed from the side. And in this case it's a beautiful green. The combined photo of rough stones are actually the same stone viewed from different sides.
I cut this Sapphire in a design called "Tesselation 29", written by Arya Akhavan.
This gem is eye clean and was heated in Montana. This is the only treatment to this American-made beauty.
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.
1.3 carat Montana Sapphire Medium Blue (Heated)
Design: Tesselation 29
Treatment: Heat Treated Only
Cut By: Bryan Wiebe