Missouri River Sapphire Company’s mission is to provide exceptional colored gemstones to discriminating customers. All of our gems are custom cut here in North America with a focus on beauty, as opposed to carat weight. We offer fine North American-mined gems whenever possible, usually buying directly off small miners/collectors in an effort to bring you the most beautiful materials produced on our continent. We specialize in unheated Montana sapphires from the Missouri River gravel deposits, and strive to be the best store online to buy Montana sapphires.
Although most of our inventory is completely natural untreated material, we do occasionally carry gems that have permanent, stable treatments. Any treatment will always be fully disclosed in the description.
All of our North American Gemstones are by nature conflict free and fair trade. When you purchase an American mined and cut gem from us, it is a guarantee that the strictest environmental and labor ethics were applied to every step of the process.
We offer a 10 day review and inspection period on all purchases, , with an “almost no questions asked” return policy on items returned in the same condition as shipped. After you receive your item(s), you may contact us anytime within the 10 day review period to arrange a return. Although we may ask for a reason for return, it is not required to answer. If any gem we sell should ever be tested by a reputable gemological laboratory to be anything less than 100% as advertised, we will issue a full refund of the purchase price, plus the cost of testing.
I take all photos personally, using only shaded outdoor light (unless otherwise noted). Little to no editing is done on our pictures, only cropping and dust removal. We never digitally manipulate color or tone, and strive to bring you photos that show gems as they look in the real world, not a photography studio.
We would be happy to provide you with an AGL brief on any gem with a cost of over 1,500 USD, and encourage you to take us up on it. Any sale can always be made contingent upon a lab report from a reputable United States laboratory.
All gems are shipped USPS Priority flat rate insured, unless other arrangements are made at checkout. Please contact us for an international shipping quote.