'Like moths to a flame, the blaze of gold and silver first lured the white man to Montana. And it continues to do so because they find more than gold and silver. They also find blue pebbles - sapphires!' Anonymous
Of all American corundum localities, Montana reigns supreme. Fine blue gems have been mined in central Montana, at Yogo Gulch, but cut gems over one carat are rare. In terms of colour, the stones from Yogo Gulch can be compared to some of the finest sapphires from the Asian mines, but their small size has kept them from competing in world markets.
Discovered by prospectors towards 1879, it was only in 1895 when George Frederick Kunz of Tiffany & Co. New York recognized them for what they really were - fine blue sapphires. Thus began the story of the most important sapphire deposit in North America.
The elegant bracelet by Marcus & Co offered here comprises some of the finest Montana sapphires available on the market including a remarkably large center stone of 5.88 carats.