01Mar Official Recognition for Kandy Kids


The co-founder of Kandy Kids, Steve O’Driscoll, was in Sri Lanka in January, working on a range of projects for the charity. Whilst he was there, Steve was invited to talk to some of the local authorities about his work.The outcome of the discussions was that Kandy Kids has received…

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21Feb Spinel – the Affordable Alternative to the Big Three?


It’s not everyone that can afford to own a sapphire, ruby or emerald, but there are some very attractive alternatives when it comes to buying coloured gemstones.One of those alternatives is spinel, a much underrated gemstone that is found in several parts of Asia and Africa, historically in Sri Lanka…

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12Feb Kandy Kids Trip to Sri Lanka 2014


January was a busy month for Kandy Kids, with co-founder, Steve O’Driscoll, spending a few weeks in Sri Lanka overseeing all types of new projects at the orphanages supported by the charity.A lot of work was required at the Tikiri Sevana orphanage which has added another 15 babies since last…

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01Feb The Hidden Gems of Elmhurst – a Review of the Lizzadro Museum


There are many places around the world where one can see amazing collections of gemstones and jewellery. Major museums are often the proud owners of a wide range of minerals and fossils or beautiful items that have been worn by some of the most famous historical figures.However, alongside these world-renowned…

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