As we near the end of International Inuit Day, we celebrate Inuit cultures everywhere, including the Kalaallit Nunaat of Greenland, who work at our mine.
Here are some female faces of Greenland from the past, at the Greenland National Museum in Nuuk. These are faces of character, fortitude, and strength. There are stories in these faces, and history, and legacy.
Here's a selection of luscious rough, cabochon and faceted Greenlandic gems, after being expertly heat treated with borax, a very standard process among precious gems such as ruby. No lead glass or other filler is ever added to our gems!
Greenland Ruby uses treatment to heal minute fractures sustained during our gems' making or mining -- from within the very hard rock where they are embedded. This healing process makes them look better and adds to their durability.
Our field gemologist @vincent_pardieu, who took this great photo, is in the process of finalizing a wonderful new educational field documentary that he created with Didier Barriere from @nomads_media, entitled "Greenland Rubies: A Story from Ice to Fire," which shows exactly how, where and why Greenland Ruby's heat treatment is conducted. The film had its premiere at the International Colored Gemstone Association's conference in Bangkok a few weeks ago. Stay tuned for its wider debut!
We are so delighted to welcome @tuameajewelry to the Greenland Ruby client list. The brand's pretty designs do honor to our gems!
Interested in working with us? You can learn more about our responsibly sourced and fully trackable gems at GreenlandRuby.gl or contact VP Sales/Marketing Hayley.Henning@greenlandruby.gl.
Learn about rubies and pink sapphires from Greenland -- a new responsible source of these classic gems -- from our VP Sales Marketing Hayley Henning, who's just returned from the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, where this video was filmed!
To find out more more about our mine-to-market tracking as well as partnering with us on collections, contact Hayley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or at: greenlandruby.gl.
There were lines at our booth yesterday! Though show attendance is spotty here at the Hong Kong show, we have not noticed it!
Last day to come visit us at 8J31 at the Asia World Expo! Don't miss the buzz!
We've had quite a week at Greenland Ruby, fielding countless inquiries from around the jewelry and gem trade concerning the U.S. government's rising strategic interest in Greenland. Click link in bio for Rob Bates's take for @jckmagazine on the kerfuffle.
Greenland IS rich in minerals! Want to learn more about how you can source our responsibly mined gems? Go to greenlandruby.gl for more, or contact Greenland Ruby VP Sales/Marketing Hayley.Henning@greenlandruby.gl to inquire.
Greenland Ruby also has a booth at the upcoming Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair and you can set up an appointment time with Hayley. But don't delay - we're filling up quickly!
The Washington Post today reported that inquiries into Greenland travel have skyrocketed since the increased U.S. strategic interest in the Arctic island where Greenland Ruby mines its exquisite rubies and pink sapphires.
The article notes Greenland's majestic natural scenery and the need to travel often by boat, so we thought we'd share a bit of the scenery near our mine at Aappaluttoq on the southwestern coast. This is the boat that brought us to the mine in May. Note the otherworldly light and magical blue-green water.
Learn more about ruby mining in Greenland at GreenlandRuby.gl. WaPo travel article link in bio.
The U.S. State Dept. notified the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that it plans to open a full consulate in Greenland by 2020, reported the AP over the weekend.
U.S. Greenlandic Affairs Officer Sung Choi, who was appointed in May to a part-time position there, visited Greenland Ruby's mine at Aappaluttoq just days after his appointment. Choi, shown at the mine with GR VP Sales and Marketing Hayley Henning, is based in the U.S. Embassy in Denmark, but spends a lot of his time in Greenland already.
Now, it seems there will be a locally employed full-time staff in Greenland by fall, or soon thereafter.
Experts say establishing a greater US diplomatic presence in Greenland is not unwarranted. It is situated in a geographically important region and boasts stores of natural gas and rare earth minerals - in addition to its gemstones. Russia and China have already indicated financial and strategic interest in the region, so an increased U.S. presence makes sense.