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Montana Sapphires

Kirsten Atmekjian - Thursday, July 19, 2018

Montana sapphire geological formationIs it peacock blue? Is it teal blue? It's Montana Sapphire Blue!

Montana is North America's top producer of gem-quality sapphires. In southwestern Montana there is a mountain range known as the "Sapphire Mountains". In addition, the sapphire is one of Montana's state gemstones (a designation it shares with agate).

What's special about Montana sapphires is their colours. Some of the most unusual and beautiful colours of sapphires come from Montana. When you're looking for a unique gemstone, you can't go wrong with a Montana sapphire.

Always a popular gemstone in engagement rings, sapphires are a naturally durable stone, easily lasting a lifetime of wear and tear. While diamonds may be tops on the hardness scale, sapphires and rubies (same mineral, different colours) are just behind them. Of course, you also get the benefit of the sapphire's unique and beautiful colour.

An often overlooked element of gemstones is how and where they were mined. Gemstones are valuable and human greed has led to mining practices harmful to people and the environment. Montana sapphires are considered an ethically superior choice since their supply chain is easy to trace and are guaranteed conflict-free.

High quality sapphires are rarer than similar quality diamonds, so will increase in value over time more than diamonds. But the real reason to consider purchasing a Montana Sapphire for a engagement ring (or any other piece of jewellery), is to enjoy the pure beauty of the stone. Come in and check this one out today!

Montana Sapphire Ring Close Up


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