Green Lake’s collection of ecologically sourced Montana sapphires come from small-scale, low impact mines that sort through alluvial deposits which were once the riverbeds of ancient waterways.
Sapphires discovered in this region of the world come in a wild array of color - from lush peach to deep teal - and it's exceptionally rare to find any two that are alike. From Victorian-era jewelry to contemporary design, sapphires are a favorite gemstone for bridal pieces to last the ages. A gem variety of corundum, sapphire gets its colors from subtle differences in chemical composition, such as varying amounts of iron or titanium. This produces colors that range from deep and inky to lighter tones, with a cool iridescent sparkle.
As Americas premier custom jeweler, we are well known for our picky eye and demanding standards. We offer only the best quality natural fancy Montana Sapphires. Our focus on cut grade and choosing the most colorful and cutting in house means our inventory of Montana Sapphires is better.
Yes, we keep the majority of our gemstones, especially our extensive Montana Collection, in our inventory so we can hand select only the best and leave the rest to the mass merchandisers.
Most online jewelers don't own many sapphires, they almost all list pretty much the same ones, almost all sitting in vaults in gem dealers offices.