It's ruby's birthstone month, so here are a few more facts about rubies from Greenland. We love to look at the rock in matrix, imagining how it looked to Greenlanders eons ago, when they gazed at the small island at the head of the Tasiussarssuaq fjord where the rock was located.
Our mine's name, Aappaluttoq, is the Greenlandic word for red, to honor this history. It was the local people of Greenland who assisted the first European scientists studying the island's geology 200 years ago, and who led them to the ruby-rich rock where we mine today.
It's ruby's month to shine, so here's a bit of information about Greenlandic ruby. Our Aappaluttoq mine site is believed to be at the oldest corundum deposit in the world, untouched for a billion years, and twice as old as most other deposits. It is estimated to have at least 30-years-worth of gem-quality ruby and pink sapphire material, ensuring consistency of supply for jewelry assortments and collections. To learn more and see our contact information, click link in bio.
Here's a nice summer photo of Greenland's capital, Nuuk, taken by our consultant photographer Philippe Ressigeac, when he visited last year. It's not quite this green yet, but every day the temperature rises! Greenland Ruby's sorting offices are here, and we're busy getting ruby and pink sapphire assortments prepared!
Want to learn more about Greenland Ruby and its offerings? Go to greenlandruby.gl.
Here's Greenland Ruby consultant @vincent_pardieu , holding a Greenland Ruby carved with Greenland's coat of arms! The heraldic design is by Greenlandic artist Jens Rosingand. The bear raises the left forepaw, due to the traditional Inuit belief that polar bears are left-handed. This is different from most heraldic symbols, where the animal's right paw is raised!
Want to learn more about the first-ever rubies from Greenland? Go to greenlandruby.gl.
PinkPolarBear.org is an initiative by Greenland Ruby to support international polar research in all disciplines, especially protecting the inhabitants (animal and human) of Greenland, who are affected by climate change and accompanying cultural changes. We've been in contact with the International Polar Foundation in Brussels as well as the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, in our exploration so far. Stay tuned for more!
Though our name is Greenland Ruby -- we are also proud of our stunning pink sapphires (center & right). Until the 20th century, most pink sapphires were referred to as rubies -- but in the U.S., at least, gemologists now always differentiate between the two!
Pink sapphires come in a range of shades, which makes them lovelier still! Learn more about the very first pink sapphires from Greenland at greenlandruby.gl!
The temperature is rising in the southwest Greenland, where our Aappaluttoq mine is located. Summer approaches, and on a clear day, due to Greenland's magnificent air quality, you can almost see forever! Our mining team is busy taking advantage of the weather, and it's great to see so many people outdoors. Learn more about Greenland Ruby's sustainably run ruby and pink sapphire mine at greenlandruby.gl. by Richard Hughes
We're still all aglow thinking about @victorvelyan 's magnificent designs using #Greenland #rubies ! While he was displaying his collection at the elite @by_couture show in Las Vegas, we had a chance to take a few snaps. Bravo, Victor! And Happy Ruby Tuesday!
Congratulations again to @psyvrud for winning our second #greenland #ruby during our contest at #JCKLuxury Show in Vegas! Here is Pat picking up her prize - she guessed the ruby's weight exactly, despite it being encased in our mini "iceberg!" +
Pat is presented her gem by (l. to r.) GR VP Sales/Marketing Hayley Henning, GR CEO Magnus Kibsgaard, and GR COO Stein-Tore Bogen. These executives are at our booth today if you'd like to learn more about our sustainably and responsibly sourced #GreenlandRubies and #pinksapphires - or visit: Greenland Ruby.gl.