The color of Montana is blue-green! It's a special shade that sets it apart from Sapphires in other countries, and is growing in popularity not just in the U.S.A., but on the world stage.
I cut this gem in a design called "Dryad's Verdure," written by Arya Akhavan.
As this is a natural stone, there is an inclusion in one tip - a scar from millions of years growing in harsh conditions.
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.
1.62 carat Montana Sapphire Blue-Green
Design: Dryad's Verdure
Treatment: (Assumed) Standard Heat Treatment
Cut By: Bryan Wiebe