History of the Sapphire
For centuries, blue sapphires have been coveted for their stunning beauty and timeless elegance, dating back to the Roman Empire. However, what many people don't realize is that sapphires come in a spectrum of colours beyond blue.
While blue sapphires remain popular, it's time to recognize and appreciate the beauty of other coloured sapphires. With the introduction of social media and other public forums, access to all varieties of sapphires is expanding, challenging preconceived notions of what colour a sapphire should be.
At Sorbet Sapphire, we celebrate the natural beauty of all coloured sapphires and offer a stunning array of options for jewelry artisans and businesses to create breathtaking pieces that capture the essence of love and elegance.
How it all began...
In 2012, our founder Justin Opert had the opportunity to travel to Bangkok, Thailand, widely regarded as the gemstone capital of the world. The trip proved to be a transformative experience for Justin, both educationally and personally. Like many people, Justin had always thought of sapphires as being exclusively blue, but his preconceptions were quickly shattered as he discovered the stunning array of sapphire colours that existed beyond blue.
While blue sapphires may be the most common, Justin's trip revealed that sapphires came in a beautiful spectrum of colours that were often overlooked and underappreciated. This realization inspired Justin to share his newfound knowledge and appreciation of coloured sapphires with the world, leading to the creation of Sorbet Sapphire.
Knowledge is power...
The world of coloured sapphires is a treasure trove of hues, tones, and saturations that showcase the unique rarity and natural beauty of this gemstone. However, despite the breathtaking range of coloured sapphires, the sapphire market has long been dominated by blue sapphires, leaving these one-of-a-kind gems largely hidden from the public eye.
These questions weighed heavily on the mind of our founder, Justin Opert. How could such a stunning array of coloured sapphires go unnoticed and underappreciated for so long? In response to this question, Justin decided to create Sorbet Sapphire and introduce the world to the unparalleled beauty and diversity of coloured sapphires, inspiring artisans and businesses to create stunning pieces of jewelry that celebrate the essence of love and elegance.
Looking to the future...
As knowledge and awareness of coloured sapphires grows, so too does the appreciation for their natural beauty and unique rarity. At Sorbet Sapphire, we are committed to introducing the world to the breathtaking range of natural coloured sapphires, inspiring jewelry artisans and businesses to create stunning pieces that celebrate the essence of love and elegance.
We believe that we all have a role to play in this shift towards greater appreciation for coloured sapphires. In the near future, we will look back with pride, wondering how we ever overlooked the exquisite beauty and storied history of coloured sapphires. Join us on this journey of discovery and become part of this exciting change.