Estate Sapphire Rings
Mermaid sapphire and Montana sapphire are two names for teal and blue-green sapphires, however, they both refer to the same phenomenon
Beautiful sapphires with hues other than the royal blue that is usually associated with the gemstone. Instead, these ethereal stones are a distinctive and somewhat challenging combination of blue-green, teal, grey, and even aqua... and they're more well-liked than ever right now.
This article will go beyond the mesmerizing dreamy colors to explain what you should know before purchasing this type of sapphire for an engagement ring. We'll also show you some of our favorite blue-green sapphire engagement rings so you can see the variety of color, size, shape, and price options available to you. If you'd like to design your ring because every one of our engagement rings is unique and custom created, please schedule a design appointment here.
What is a Montana Sapphire?
Sapphires from Montana, the only US state where they are mined for commercial purposes, are simply known as Montana sapphires. Despite coming in a wide range of hues, teal, blue/green, and blue-grey are the most popular. The majority of Montana sapphires differ from the well-known, vivid, and deeper blue sapphires that most people are familiar with by having a distinctive light tint.
Origins of Montana Sapphire
One of the causes for Montana's name, "The Treasure State," is the discovery of sapphires there by early gold prospectors in 1865. These sapphires were the first of their kind to be discovered in the country.
Montana sapphires are occasionally called mermaid sapphires due to their teal, blue/green tint. These words, which are frequently used on Pinterest and Etsy, don't refer to separate sapphire types; rather, they help shoppers understand the distinctive color of Montana sapphires.
For engagement rings, are Montana sapphires suitable?
Yes, in our opinion! In addition to being stunning, Montana sapphires rank 9 out of 10 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, which is utilized jewelry by both jewelers and gemologists. They rank third among the hardest materials for jewelry, after diamonds and moissanite. Because they are responsibly mined in the US, they are also conflict-free.