Montana Sapphires

MONTANA SAPPHIRES

Extraordinary colors, domestic mining and impressive durability make the Montana Sapphire an incredibly special stone. 

You know ethics and sustainability are at the core of Sophie Hughes’ work. This is a key reason why we love Montana Sapphires! Montana-mined gems ensure that you know exactly where your stone came from and that the highest standards of ethical mining practices were used. You can also be confident that the folks who brought it to you are taken care of and that the local community benefits from the mining production. Montana sapphire mines are locally owned and operated small businesses - just like us! 

We adore sapphires’ broad range of color, but Montana Sapphires are truly remarkable. If you have ever been to Montana you’ll recognize the “big sky”, lush forests and stunning sunsets reflected in the coloration of these stunning precious stones. Think watercolor blues, sunny yellows and green valleys – colors that are uniquely beautiful and symbolic of the nature from which these stones come.

Sapphires are a 9 out of 10 on the Mohs scale, making them one of the most durable stones second only to diamonds. They hold up incredibly well over time, so they’re a great choice for everyday wear in items like alternative engagement rings.

MONTANA SAPPHIRE EVENT: 

Sapphires are the stone of September - so we're celebrating with an event! We have an impressive collection of gorgeous Montana Sapphires visiting us for a short time! Each stone is one of a kind and sourced domestically in Montana. Sophie has curated a selection of her favorite colors and shapes, in a variety of sizes, for your choosing. Consult one on one with Sophie about these sapphires and their design potential - from simple bezel studs to one-of-a-kind designs. They will be specially priced and available for just a few days beginning September 10. Please email us at ore@sophiehughes.com for a viewing & design appointment; virtual and in-person consultations available.