What is the best cut or shape for Montana sapphire?

Montana Sapphires: Choosing the Right Shape and Cut Montana sapphires are prized gemstones found in various colors, from blue to green, pink, and yellow. When it comes to buying a Montana sapphire, one of the most frequently asked questions is, “What is the best cut or shape for Montana sapphire?” In this article, we’ll explore […]

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Sapphire symbolism meaning

Sapphire Symbolism

I.Introduction There are many questions on the internet about sapphire’s symbolism and meaning. Interest in this topic is not new. It has a very long pedigree. Some of the questions relate to healing powers of various kinds. Others wonder whether sapphires can confer virtues like calmness, wisdom, and fidelity. Speculations of an astrological nature are […]

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What is the best shape for Montana sapphire?

The Importance of Shape in Choosing Montana Sapphire When it comes to buying a sapphire, shape is often the first consideration expressed by buyers. While color, clarity, and size are essential, the shape of the stone is a personal preference that can’t be ignored. There is no “best” shape for Montana sapphire or any other […]

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Are Montana Sapphire Heated

     The answer is technically no because “all” of the sapphires mined in Montana are not heated. However, it is a fact that “nearly” all Montana sapphires are heated. If the form of the question were “Are Montana sapphires heat treated?” the answer would be yes.  The answer would also be yes if the question were, […]

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Montana Sapphire Pricing

         This article aims to respond to interest in Montana sapphire pricing and discuss some factors influencing the pricing of the incredible variety of “alluvial” sapphires mined in Montana. Hopefully, people will find the discussion helpful and answer some of their questions.       People need to become more familiar with Montana […]

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Are Montana Sapphires Good for Engagement Rings?

Montana Sapphires Durability        Some people have asked whether Montana sapphires are good for engagement rings. It is an important question, and so it deserves a thoughtful answer. It is a topic that is of great interest to a great many people. The comments that follow will be helpful.      One of the […]

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Are Montana sapphires expensive?

     The answer to this question cannot be a simple yes or no because sapphires mined in Montana, like sapphires mined elsewhere, come in a large variety of sizes and qualities. Large stones of good quality cost more than poor-quality small ones.         Most Montana sapphires that have been mined from alluvial deposits […]

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Are Montana sapphires real?

   Many people are asking if Montana sapphires are real. The question is not surprising since most people are accustomed to thinking that all precious gemstones are mined just about everywhere except in the United States. They think this way because it is largely true. The United States, unlike many other countries, is not known […]

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The All American Sapphire®

The All American Sapphire®: Exceptional Gemstones from Americut Gems Welcome to the beautiful world of Montana sapphire! We are delighted to introduce you to the  All American Sapphire®®, a captivating line of Montana sapphire sourced and precision cut in the United States by Americut Gems, a renowned and ethical gemstone company. Sourced from the Illustrious […]

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Are Montana sapphires good for engagement rings?

Yes, all sapphires, including sapphires from Montana, are very good as either center or accent stones in engagement rings for several reasons. With the exception of diamonds, sapphires are harder than any other natural variety of gemstones.  This is important because gemstones, like anything else,  acquire surface scratches with wear. The harder the stone, the […]

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Are Montana Sapphires Valuable?

Introduction      There is a substantial and growing interest in American-mined sapphire.  I know this because my company, Americut Gems, is a significant supplier of Montana sapphire to retail jewelers throughout the United States.  One expression of this growing interest is the frequently asked question, Are Montana Sapphires Valuable? The purpose of this article […]

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Are Montana Sapphires Rare?

Introduction Accompanying the growing interest in Montana sapphires is an increasing list of questions about them. One frequently asked question concerns value. The question usually takes the form, Are Montana Sapphires Rare? Full disclosure compels me to acknowledge my interest in the question. Our company, Americut Gems, has a large inventory of Montana sapphire, which […]

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Sapphire: Mine to Market Journey’s

SAPPHIRE: MINE TO MARKET JOURNEYS Introduction Once a sapphire is mined, many things need to be done to it before it reaches its final retail destination.  It needs to be transformed from an unattractive, rough, rock looking crystal into a brilliant gemstone.   This usually involves cleaning, heating, cutting and polishing.  I have called this […]

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