Nitestones – Montana Sapphires

Nitestone is a term given to Montana Sapphires because of its brightness and slight color change obtained in the night light. Precision diamond cutting achieves a brilliance that exceeds other sapphires and makes them sparkle like diamonds. The stones of Montana have a tremendous refraction of light.

Montana sapphires are truly some of the best quality sapphires in the world. They come in a variety of colors. They are completely natural stones.

Sapphire was discovered in Montana in the late 1800s by prospectors working in the Missouri River gravel near Helena. The prospectors discovered the Gem Mountain sapphire deposit in 1892. Since then, this mine has produced 180 million carats of sapphire.

When modern heat treatment processes were introduced, Montana sapphire production went through the roof.

Unfortunately, the sapphires of this place (Gem Mountain) are usually quite small. However, the color and clarity of these jewels make up for it. They come in red, orange, yellow, green, pink and blue. They also come in a combination of these colors and, because of their color changes under night lighting, are extremely unique.

Most of the gem sapphire on the market is heat treated. When Montana sapphire is properly heat-treated, it explodes in color. Diamond cutting enhances a sparkle under various lighting conditions that are unique to these gemstones. It is very difficult to find gem quality Montana sapphires without being heat treated.

There are four basic Montana sapphire regions, but Rock Creek is known for its distinctly sharp colors. Colors range from cornflower blue to red / orange to mint green. Spokane Bar and Eldorado Bar are other sapphire regions and are located on either side of Lake Houser.

Please visit to see some of these incredibly beautiful and unique sapphires.

We have been in the business of colored gemstones for over twenty-five years. We buy raw gemstone material from the source and cut our own stones. This eliminates middlemen, which allows for huge savings that we pass on to our customers. All our Montana stones are diamond cut to exacting standards, achieving maximum brightness and clarity. The diamond cut achieves a luster that exceeds other native cuts.


Source by Gloria Law