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Montana Sapphires: Truly made-in-the-USA

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NIELSEN'S JEWELERS - Jan NielsenAsk anyone on the street, and they probably can’t tell you that Montana is the Treasure State due to its many mineral and gemstone sources. Take one look at a beautiful Montana sapphire, and you can soon see why Montana earned its nickname.

Originally discovered in the gold rushes of the 1860’s, early prospectors discarded the annoying blue pebbles clogging their sluices. These “pebbles” were eventually sent by Ed “Sapphire” Collins to Tiffany and Co. in 1865. When Tiffany purchased the stones and declared them to be “sapphires of unusual quality”, a small-scale sapphire rush started, with both domestic and foreign mining companies hoping to unearth fancy Montana sapphires.

Fancy Montana sapphires, which are found in the western part of the state, produce an amazing array of intense colors. Most deposits in the world contain only 2 colors of sapphire; at each deposit here, however, you’ll find greens, light blues, pinks, yellows, even oranges! This amazing amount of variety is what draws people to fancy colored Montana sapphires.

If you’re drawn to Montana sapphires, you’ll find the best selection and service at Nielsen’s. We currently have loose stones available, and we are constantly updating our inventory. To get your treasure from the Treasure State, visit Nielsen’s today!

Nielsen’s Jewelers

825 NE Multnomah St # 280, Portland, OR 97232

(503) 234-1614