Greenland Ruby has introduced a formal mine-to-market track-and-trace program for their gems, which has been approved by the Greenlandic government.
The program is made possible by Greeland Ruby customized inventory system. Each parcel of rough material has a number, and 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 placement in jewelry and
are included on our Greenland Ruby Certificate of Origin. The structure of the numbering system allows an individual gemstone’s story to be told, from the moment it emerges from the mine until it reaches its final destination in a piece of fine jewelry.
Because Greenland rubies are geologically unique, independent gem labs will always be able to
verify the authenticity and provenance of our rubies and pink sapphires.
The Greenland Ruby mine at Appaluttoq is located in a drained waterway amidst an icy mountainous landscape surrounded by majestic fjords. The company commits to preserving this pristine location. In their CSR they plan to refill the waterway, remove all equipment and buildings, and fully restore the site to its natural wilderness once operations will be finished.
The vast majority of Greenland Ruby’s workforce is made up of Greenlandic people. More than a third of their employees are female. Mining is a newer industry in Greenland and represents a much-needed viable Alternative to fishing, which is the nation’s main export product. Their local
workforces enjoy all the protections and working conditions guaranteed by Greenlandic law, which is
modeled on strict, northern European standards.
A Certificate of Origin is generated by Greenland Ruby to serve as each gems’ guarantee of its origin and authenticity. Each certificate bears the number associated with every Greenland Ruby gem, originating back to the date of export from Greenland.
Every gem above 1ct comes with its own Certificate of Origin which describes the gem’s weight, color, dimensions, shape, and cutting style. Though our current clients have only requested our certificates on gems over one carat, Greenland Ruby has the ability to produce a tracking number for every stone, if a brand wishes to do so.