Here at Alexis Russell we love our colorful gems, so there should be no surprise that Montana Sapphires are one of our favorites. With their natural colors ranging from blue, blue-green, teal and green, to yellow-orange and pink, each and every one is uniquely their own!
These beauties have become increasingly more popular with their ethically + domestically sourcing characteristics, and any chance we get to geek out over these gems, we are going to take it. Read on to learn a little bit about the Montana Sapphire and some of our favorite fine jewelry pieces that feature them.
Where in Montana Do We Source These Sapphires
Let’s go back to the very beginning. Sapphires were first discovered in Montana way back in 1865 by early gold prospectors who originally overlooked them, simply thinking they were pale colored pebbles with little to no value. They would soon learn how valuable they were, which resulted in Montana becoming known as the Treasure State with its many mineral reserves.
Montana Sapphires are found in the Rock Creek District Of Montana. Here at Alexis Russell, we only work with raw & natural sapphires, meaning none of them are heat-treated or highly-cut/polished, and are left in their natural state.
We love working with Montana Sapphires because they are perfect for the modern bride looking for some color. Just like Diamonds, Rubies and Emeralds, Sapphires are classified as precious gemstones, and rank a nine on the Mohs scale of hardness, making it a great option for an alternative engagement ring or an everyday piece of jewelry.
Montana Sapphire Gemstone Rings
We have a large selection of in-stock engagement rings and ‘right hand rings’ that feature one of a kind Montana Sapphires. For anyone looking to get a little creative, we also offer custom rings, where you can pick from our hand selected inventory and design your very own gemstone engagement ring!
Fine Jewelry Featuring Montana Sapphires
As we like to say it here...’something blue with diamonds too’. Montana Sapphires are the perfect way for the modern bride to incorporate that ‘something blue’ on their big day! Here are our top picks for the occasion.
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