Rainbow Sapphires

From Madagascar to Montana, sapphires of all colors are in the market. Bob Kane of Fine Gems International, Helena, Mont., recently purchased the entire stock of rainbow color sapphires from Montana’s American Gem Corp.—more than 300,000 carats. Kane and master gem carver Glenn Lehrer of Lehrer Designs in Larkspur, Calif., have teamed up to use the U.S. sapphire for Lehrer’s TorusRing collection.

Burdett A. Milkins of BAM Designs in Monroe, Mich., also is making good use of fancy color sapphires in his Rainbow Boundaries Collection. Nafco, located in Scottsdale Ariz., supplied Milkins with the fancy colored sapphires seen here in his designs.

For more information about Montana matching sapphires and rainbow suites, contact Fine Gems International at (406) 458-3200, or e-mail finegemsintl@msn.com. For information on Lehrer’s TorusRing collection, call (415) 461-2212, or visit www.lehrerdesigns.com. To contact BAM Designs, call Burdett Milkins at (734) 242-1023. Contact Nafco at (800) 528-4490 or log on to www.nafcogems.com.