31May Ethically-sourced Sapphires and Rubies From Sri Lanka


Following our recent field trip to Sri Lanka, we have a stock of fully traceable blue sapphires that are guaranteed ethically sourced. The sapphires all come from a mine in the Elahera region.The stones range from 0.41 to 1.35 carats with a variety of shades of blue available. Prices start…

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31May Beautiful Blue Topaz From Sri Lanka


From the Balangoda region of Sri Lanka, we have been fortunate to source 5 blue topaz, which were cut locally by a very skillful gem cutter. They are truly impressive examples of this gemstone.We have four baguette cut stones, ranging from 2.75 carat to 5.71 carat, as well as a…

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31May Light Green Tourmaline and Yellow Chrysoberyl Now in Stock


Especially for jewellery makers, we have a parcel of 10 light green tourmaline (oval and baguette cuts), sourced in the Ratnapura region and on offer for a special parcel price of £195.Sizes range from 0.25 to 0.65 carats. Individually, the stones would retail for £20-25 each.Also from Ratnapura, we have…

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25May Nineteen48 Teams Up With Prominent Dorset Charity


High-profile, Poole-based charity, Lewis-Manning Hospice, recently held their annual Sunflower Ball and we were very proud to be invited to put on a display of gemstones and jewellery at the event.Lewis-Manning offers free, specialist palliative nursing care to around 650 local people living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses and…

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06May How “HOT” Is That Sapphire?


Did you know that many of the sapphires and rubies on the market today have been heat treated to enhance their colour and clarity?The practice is now so common that you will often see sapphire or ruby specifically labelled as “unheated” since these stones attract a higher value. Certificates may…

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01May Kandy Kids’ Trip to Sri Lanka 2013 (Part 3 of 3)


In January and February 2013, Steve O’Driscoll from Kandy Kids was in Sri Lanka to distribute the money that the charity had raised during 2012.While he was there, Steve spent time at each of the three orphanages supported by Kandy Kids, each of which has its own specific requirements and…

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