August 02, 2018

Welcome Gems,

Do you think a sapphire’s TRUE colour is blue? Do you think that a sapphire’s ONLY colour is blue?

My name is Rachel and this summer I am fortunate enough to be interning at Sorbet SapphireTM, a proudly Canadian company, focused on exploring the truth and natural beauty behind the beautiful variety of untreated, coloured sapphires . Although many us may not know much about sapphires, I am certainly eager to accompany you on a journey to learn and better understand this gemstone.

Let’s be serious for a moment. Who could actually get bored of viewing, touching, and learning more about one-of-a-kind treasures that most of us have never seen before?

Here is a fact that many of you will find both interesting and somewhat concerning. The sapphire’s blue colour is not its only natural colour. Rather, a blue coloured sapphire has most likely been treated in order to create its blue hue (shade of colour).

So you’re probably thinking: 1) What makes the iconic Kate Middleton’s sapphire engagement ring that deep ocean blue? 2) How is it possible that our perception of a sapphire can differ so much when in fact it exists in a spectrum of natural colours? 3) Why have we been influenced to think in this way?

These are just a few of the many questions I look forward to addressing and sharing with you all during my time at Sorbet SapphireTM.

If you are interested in the answers, stay tuned for the series of upcoming blogs where I will attempt to uncover some of the misconceptions, share important facts, and answer any questions you might have about sapphires.

Until next time,

Rachel


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