Greenlandic Gems – Greenland Ruby

All Natural Beauty for Your Finest Designs
From the World’s Oldest Rocks

The discovery of gem quality ruby and pink sapphire in Greenland was a cause for excitement, not only for their unusual location, but because they are among the hardest, densest, and most valued gems in the world. Embedded in a remote, icy landscape, these beautiful gemstones are members of the mineral species called corundum. Greenlandic rubies and pink sapphires are found in rock that geologists believe is 3 billion years old — the oldest rock formation on earth.

In the Heart of Our Primal Mountains Is Red.

Discover the Color of Greenlandic Rubies & Pink Sapphires

Greenlandic rubies and pink sapphires range in colors from what is described as’ pigeon blood’ red in the industry, to light icy pink, shades of smokey-purple and snow-white. Because of the nature of the material, cabochon cuts are often the preferred method of shaping these gems which are categorized as transparent, translucent, and opaque. Calibrated sizes are available in quantity and consistency, which nicely suits jewelry manufacturers. Single and ‘free-size’ gems scale up to 50 carats.

Greenland Ruby also produces a wide color- range of faceted gems in smaller quantities, from small melee sizes up to 50 carats.

Greenland Ruby pricing aligns with market values for similar gems of reputable origin.

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Greenland Rubies:
All Natural Beauty for Your Finest Designs

Like most rubies, gems from our mine undergo treatment to bring out their best attributes. Gems are sent to Chantheburi, Thailand, for expert heat treatment with borax. Treatment with Borax is a standard, industry acceptable and responsible process for many rubies. No lead glass or other filler is used.

Mine-to-Market Tracing:
Truly Responsibly Sourced Rubies

Greenland Ruby has introduced a formal mine-to-market track-and-trace inventory control system for our gems, which has been approved by the Greenlandic government.

  • Each parcel of rough material has a number, allocated at export from Greenland.
  • All the gems produced from that parcel are given their own individual number linked to it.
  • These numbers stay with each gem through heat treatment, cutting, and sales.

Certificate of Origin

Greenland Ruby gems over 1 carat each come with their own unique Certificate of Origin, bearing each gems’ unique number and authenticating its’ origin and journey from the mine. The COO also documents information on dimension, weight and color, as well as shape and cutting style.

The Greenland Ruby Certificate of Origin has been approved by the Government of Greenland.

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