From the Missouri River in Montana, this Sapphire is ready to see the sun.
I cut this stone in an age-old, classic Round Brilliant design.
This stone has been heated to bring out its rich, blue colour. There are some internal inclusions but this stone is not to be overlooked, a faultless addition to any occasion.
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.
0.76 carat Montana Sapphire (Heated)
Design: Round Brilliant
Treatment: Heat Treated Only
Cut By: Bryan Wiebe