Science meets nature! This Sapphire is from Montana and no, this color is not naturally found there. This particular Sapphire has been treated with Beryllium. The result of such treatment means a reduction in the blue, leaving this beautifully bright orange-yellow color. Treatment in this way has a habit of leaving behind a deep blue 'watermark' near the center which you can see in the video but is difficult to spot head-on.
Melanie cut this Sapphire in a design I wrote called 'Stormlight,' one of our favorite designs.
The gem is included with a blue whisp as well as a small off-center cloud as seen in the video.
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.
1.40 carat Montana Sapphire (Beryllium Treated)
Treatment: Beryllium Treated
Cut By: Melanie Wiebe