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.
The WJA Awards for Excellence is always a fabulous evening, honoring and supporting women (and men) who make a difference in our Industry. Thanks to @davidstewartbrown for capturing the glamour. Greenland Ruby VP Sales/Marketing @hayleyhenning was especially glitzy with @victorvelyan@greenland_ruby earrings and cocktail ring! Accompanied by her husband @erikamsterdam aka Erik Jens of LuxuryFinTech.
Greenland Ruby is delighted to announce that our mine has officially become a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council, and has embarked on the process of becoming certified against RJC's Code of Practices, which covers essential ethical, social, human rights, and environmental practices.
RJC helps companies of all sizes meet the growing demand of consumers to know more about the jewelry and gems they buy.
Once Greenland Ruby has completed a self-assessment, the company's practices will be thoroughly audited by an independent, objective auditor. RJC can then issue our certification if we are up to muster. We'll then be re-audited on a regular basis after that. Swipe left to see the journey our gems make, from start to finish.
Here's our listing on the RJC website: https://www.responsiblejewellery.com/blog/member/greenland-ruby-a-s/
Hello July! Who’s excited? We are.... it’s Ruby Month - let’s celebrate! Our Retail Partner in Copenhagen @hartmanns_official has done exactly that, taking their Greenland Ruby marketing campaign outside for all to see! Congratulations to Hartmann’s who have grown their colored stone jewelry sales more than an astounding 10 times, selling Greenland Ruby jewels every day! Their customers love the origin, and story of these responsibly sourced gems, from the oldest source in the world! #ruby#rubiesfromgreenland#greenland#responsiblerubies#notyourgrandmothersruby
It's the Summer Solstice, the longest of the year! In Greenland, the people celebrate the island's National Day. Festivities include morning songs, kayak races and other cultural performances, music, and dance.
Children and adults dress up in festive outfits that are a mix of traditional indigenous Inuit clothes, combined with the colorful colors, beads, and detail that were brought to the island by Europeans.
There's also Kaffemik, the custom of visiting neighbors' and friends' homes, where is always coffee, and huge amounts of cake! Sometimes there's also a fish soup, dried fish, seal, reindeer, and King Crab legs.
Greenland Ruby wishes a Happy National Day to all of our Greenlandic friends!