An ancient story describes rubies as originating from Vela, a primordial god. After his body was ripped apart in a great battle, his blood formed in pools— becoming the crystalline rubies scattered around certain parts of the globe. Vela represents a cathartic, primordial, untamed force, and the creative and destructive elemental energy of fire, water and rock. The blood represents the life essence of that cosmic play. Buddha statues are often adorned with a ruby on the forehead, symbolizing the omniscient "third eye”— the eye of intuition and knowing which penetrates the thought and feelings of others.
We were involved in the Greenland Ruby campaign. Marc broke the story with this article. This began a campaign Fair Jewelry Action campaign.
In 2018, after over ten years of struggle, the Inuit Greenlanders can now export their rubies. Reflective Jewelry can now source Greenland rubies. Contact us if you'd like one for your piece of jewelry.