This beautiful Montana Sapphire comes in the traditional shade of blue often seen from Montana Sapphires with one major importance: this one is unheated. A natural stone with natural colour. I included a couple photos of the stone facing the light that really shows off its pattern.
I cut this in the design "Étoile", written by myself.
Rutile needles within the stone look like a fine cloud of silk that gives the stone a soft glow in the hand. Some describe this look as a little 'sleepy.'
We purchased the rough stone directly from the local Montana miner. He ensures his employees use environmentally conscious practices with minimal impact to Montana's rugged beauty. The Sapphires are dug from alluvial gravel deposits along the riverbeds, and a lot of effort is put in to restore the land to its natural state when finished.
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 can be an array of colours and shades, including white, and red corundum is Ruby. Sapphires and Rubies have a hardness of 9, making it the hardest coloured stone after diamond, and is well suited for daily wear.
1 carat Montana Sapphire (Unheated)
Cut By: Bryan Wiebe