In 2012 I was fortunate enough to travel to Bangkok, Thailand, which is considered by most professionals in the jewellery industry to be the gemstone captial of world.My trip would soon be not just educational but also life-changing.It was at that point that I was first introduced to the corundum family (sapphire and ruby).

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In my limited knowledge, I believed that the blue sapphire was removed from the earth's core in its perfect blue hue.

I was soon taught that in fact blue sapphires were almost always treated in some manner in order to produce its blue hue.

More astonishing was that the sapphire actually came out of the earth in a variety of colours and that those sapphires were untreated and not nearly as popular as the blue (heated) sapphire.

How could it be that the untreated sapphire which came in a multitude of soft, pastel-looking colours were not appreciated worldwide for its unique rarity and natural beauty?

How was it possible that a sapphire that needed to have its colour enhanced by man could essentialy dominate the sapphire market while the untreated sapphire which was in fact one of a kind and equally as beautiful remain hidden from the jewellery consumer and gemstone lover?

So many questions began to enter my mind to the point that the only way to accept such a notion was to persoanlly introduce the untreated sapphire to the Canadian market.It is my hope and dream that through education and first-hand access, gemstone lovers and jeweller consumers can gain access to natural, untreated Sorbet Sapphire™ by simply walking into their neighbourhood jewellery store.By introducing Sorbet Sapphire™, the natural beauty and unique rarity of the untreated sapphire will live on for decades to come.When most of us think of a sapphire, what colour comes to mind? Dating as far back as the Roman Empire, sapphires have been purchased for its blue hue.What most of us do not know is that sapphires come in a spectrum of colours and not just blue.In fact, of all the sapphires available for purchase worldwide, only about 10% are naturally colored (untreated) whereas about 90% of all sapphires showcased in jewelry stores have been treated in some way (generally to enhance colour and clarity).