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Montana Sapphires & Yogo sapphires

Missoula, MT - Since 1989     Free First Class Shipping on every item worldwide!

Montana sapphire jewelry in a rainbow of colors affordably set in sterling silver, gold filled and 10 & 14k gold, in earrings, pendants, necklaces, rings and bracelets. Most are Rock Creek sapphires from the Philipsburg area of Montana but also now featuring Montana Yogo sapphires from the middle of the state! The September birthstone is sapphire.  Please ask about other colors of Montana sapphires in settings shown. We have Free Shipping on all items but faster shipping is available for purchase.

Montana's nickname, The Treasure State is a fitting one as sapphires can be found throughout the state.   Most can be attributed to four major locales:  Yogo Gulch, Rock Creek, Dry Cottonwood Creek, and the gravel bars along the Missouri River northeast of Helena. The Missouri River, Rock Creek, and Dry Cottonwood Creek deposits are associated with high yields of high-clarity fancy sapphires, with colors ranging from light pinks, purples, oranges, yellows, and greens, to pale blues.

Untreated Yogo sapphires are known for their excellent "cornflower blue" color and exceptional clarity; and many believe their natural qualities surpass heat-treated stones from all over the world.  However, their primary drawback is their small size.  Cut gems from Yogo Gulch are very rarely more than one carat in size.

An interesting article on Montana Yogo sapphires that we wrote: http://gemstoneguru.com/1797/five-things-you-didnt-know-about-montana-yogo-sapphires/

A great 13 minute GIA video on mining Montana sapphires is here: http://www.gia.edu/gia-news-research/romancing-the-source-montana-sapphires