29Dec An Evening of Gemstones at Flux ‘n’ Flame


We recently gave another of our very popular, short talks on the basics of gemstones and gemology. This time, the event was hosted by Jesa and Al Marshall at the Flux ‘n’ Flame jewellery school in Dorset.As well as hearing about how gemstones are mined and cut, a group of…

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27Dec Stunning Ethically Sourced Blue Sapphires


Stunning ethically sourced blue sapphires from Sri-Lanka now available.Blue Sapphire, 2 to 3.5mm, Round CutAmazing ethically sourced and fully traceable blue sapphires from Sri Lanka, mined in the Kahawatthe region. We have many of these sapphires now available between 2 mm and 3.5 mm, round cut, royal blue.Please get in…

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15Nov The Power of Blue Sapphire


Blue sapphire from Sri Lanka is amongst the most precious of all gemstones and the Ceylon Sapphire has been prized by royalty for many centuries. However, along with its beauty and rarity, blue sapphire has historically been attributed with many other powers and characteristics.Traditionally, blue sapphire symbolizes truth, faithfulness and…

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09Oct Launch Of Fairtrade Gold from Africa


A Guest BlogWe’re very grateful to Alice Rochester, senior jewellery designer and ethical jewellery expert, from Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery for allowing us to republish her excellent article about the launch of Fairtrade Gold from Africa…Alice Rochester (Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery)On Thursday 21st September I was lucky enough to be…

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17May Fair Luxury 2017 - Conference Highlights


On 25th and 26th April, the Assay Office Birmingham hosted the second annual Fair Luxury conference. As part of the organising team, it was with immense satisfaction that we saw the event come together so successfully after many months of planning and hard work.The two days were packed with talks…

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07Apr In Response to Richard Wise’s Strategy to sell more Colour


The following is a guest blog by Ian Bone (Capricorn Gems) written in response to Richard Wise’s Strategy To Sell More Color.The article in the last edition of The Centurion Sales Strategy Newsletter about Richard Wise’s seminar at the Centurion Show prompts a response from me.In my opinion, it is…

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28Mar Visit to the Emerge Reintegration Centre


As you walk into the new Emerge Reintegration Centre in Colombo, there is an instant feeling of calm, peacefulness and positivity. Before even going inside the building, there is a sense that this is much more than simply another house in a quiet sidestreet. However, when you begin to appreciate…

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17Mar Fair Luxury: Responsible Jewellery Conference


We are very happy to be supporting the FLUX:Fair Luxury conference once again in April, 2017.This two-day event at the Assay Office Birmingham (U.K.) will build on FLUX’s inaugural conference in 2016. It will further encourage a dynamic platform for debate, providing an atmosphere of collaboration between open-minded individuals who…

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16Mar Kandy Kid's Charity Work Continues in Sri Lanka


After another successful year of fundraising in 2016, Steve O’Driscoll, founder of Kandy Kids, made his customary annual trip to Sri Lanka in January to oversee the spending of the money raised.One of Steve's many trips to the shopsOnce again, Steve travelled around the country visiting the various orphanages, children’s…

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07Mar Jewellery Industry Summit 2017: Delegate’s View


The second Jewelry Industry Summit (JIS) took place on Sunday 30th and Monday 31st January, 2017, at the Tucson Convention Centre in Arizona.The summit brought together over 100 professionals from all parts of the industry to discuss issues relating to the responsible and transparent sourcing of some of the main…

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