• Our Story

    "Most people think of sapphires as blue and only blue. Sorbet Sapphire exists to change all that."
    - Justin Opert, Founder

History

When most of us think of a sapphire, what color comes to mind? Most likely the answer is blue. 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 actually come in a spectrum of colors and not just blue.

While the blue sapphire is certainly beautiful in its own right, it is finally time to recognize and appreciate that very same beauty in the many other colors that a sapphire may come in. While you’re more likely to see a blue sapphire in your local jewellery retailer, that should not in any way suggest that sapphires other than blue are less desirable or less beautiful.

Rather, with the introduction of social media platforms and other public forums, the knowledge and access to all varieties of sapphire will eventually change our preconceived notions of what colour a sapphire should be.

How it all began...

In 2012, our founder Justin Opert was fortunate enough to travel to Bangkok, Thailand, which is considered by most jewellery professionals to be the gemstone capital of world. While both educational and enlightening, Justin's trip would soon become life-changing. It was at this juncture that he was first introduced to the corundum family (sapphire and ruby). Like most individuals, Justin simply thought that all sapphires removed from the earth's surface were blue. This preconceived notion was quickly shattered as Justin began to learn that in fact the blue sapphire was the most common colour but not the only colour. More astonishing was that sapphires actually came in a spectrum of colours but due to the popularity of the blue sapphire, these spectacular sapphires were overlooked and still underappreciated.

Knowledge is power...

How could it be that the coloured sapphire which came in a multitude of hues, tones, and saturation was not truly appreciated for its unique rarity and natural beauty? Why was it more common to see blue sapphires and why had it dominated the sapphire market up until now while the lesser known variety of coloured sapphires, which are one-of-a-kind and just as beautiful, still remain hidden from public eye?

So many questions began to race through Justin's mind to the point that the only way forward was for Justin to introduce the world of coloured sapphires through Sorbet Sapphire™.

Looking to the future...

There is little doubt that the interest in and appreciation for coloured sapphires will continue to grow as knowledge and awareness of this truly unique gemstone increases.

Sorbet Sapphire™ looks forward to inspiring both young and young at heart about the natural beauty and true rarity of coloured sapphires. It is with this very philosophy in mind that Sorbet Sapphire™ has set out on its journey to encourage the individual in all of us.

In fact, we all have our role to play as a shift much greater than ourselves begins. In the very near future, we will proudly look back and wonder how it was ever possible that so many of us were ever unaware of the coloured sapphire’s very existence and storied history.

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