Are Yogo sapphires more expensive than diamonds?

What is unique about Yogo Sapphire?

Yogo sapphires are unique in that they are free of cavities mostly ,and have high uniform clarity, and do not need heat treating because their cornflower blue coloring is uniform and deep. Montana sapphires generally come in a variety of colors, but yogo sapphires are almost always blue.

Why are Yogo sapphires so expensive?

The term ‘Yogo’ refers to the Yogo Gulch in the Little Belt Mountains, east of Great Falls. … While it is estimated that 5.6 tons (or 28 million carats) of Yogo Sapphires are still in the ground, the excavation of them is costly and difficult, which keeps their scarcity and relative price high.

What stones can you find in Montana?

You can find gold, sapphires, amethyst, garnets, rubies, turquoise, rare types of agates, jasper, jade, topaz, quartz crystals, rhodonite! Often referred to as the Treasure State, Montana grew famous for its gold deposits and unexpected findings across the state.

IT IS AMAZING:  Is Diamond a giant covalent structure?