Come see the best Montana Gems in the state...Just off I-90 in Columbus, MTMontanaGem.com, your prime source for the finest in jewelry, offers a comfortable shopping experience that allows easier access to the merchandise you're looking for. We take pride in offering you an expanded jewelry collection at extremely reasonable prices. We provide expedient service on all stock items beyond compare. Our company is owned and operated by Randy Gneiting, GIA Gemologist with the help of his wife Katie, daughter Vanessa, and manager Linda Kurtz. Montana Gem has been in this business since 1978. We pride ourselves on providing high quality gems and jewelry in a broad range of styles, gem types, and colors. Being true Montanans we specialize in our own Montana Yogo Sapphires. Although Randy loves working at the shop and selling at area gem shows, he's never happier than when he is in the Montana mountains mining the beautiful yogo sapphires. This effort gives Montana Gem the unique ability to take these precious sapphires from the ground through to the finished piece of jewelry. Our larger stones stay right here in Montana to be faceted by Randy himself or by expert faceters here in the state. Welcome to MontanaGem.com. We hope you enjoy viewing our unique jewelry, gemstones, and gift items. We welcome any suggestions that would make our website more usable for you, and look forward to adding your name to our list of satisfied customers. Yogo is the rarest of all Sapphires. In the late 1880s, Yogo City was like a ghost town. The hundreds of people who had come to the town looking for gold had deserted it. Only a few people remained. Yogo City had been one of the least productive areas for gold mining in all of Montana. It was not until 1895 when Jake Hoover came to Yogo City looking for gold. Like many of the miners, he noticed the tiny blue pebbles that settled down to the bottom of the gravel bed along with the gold. But unlike others, he saved the pebbles. At the end of the season, he sent a box full of these little blue pebbles to New York for expert evaluation. The box was eventually examined by gemologist Dr. George F. Kunz who identified the little blue pebbles as rare sapphires. Please drop by often as this site is updated daily and new merchandise is constantly being added, so there is always something different for you to enjoy. Enjoy your shopping experience with us!