29Dec The Colourful World of Garnets


Although often considered as a single type of common gemstone (typically red in colour), garnets are actually a family of related minerals that comes in an entire rainbow of colours.From the deep red of the pyrope garnet to the dazzling orange of spessartite to the vivid green of tsavorite, there…

Read the full post

20Dec Merry Christmas From Nineteen48!


As we come towards the end of a very positive and successful year for our company, we wanted to say a huge “THANK YOU” to all of the people who have supported us over the last 12 months.We cannot express how much we appreciate that you have purchased one (or…

Read the full post

13Dec A Bumper Year for Nineteen48 and Kandy Kids


It has been a great year for Nineteen48’s fundraising efforts. Through various activities we have raised just under £2000 for our charity partner, Kandy Kids.We work very closely with Kandy Kids and their co-founder, Steve O’Driscoll, keeps us fully updated on their plans for how they use the funds we…

Read the full post

05Dec Nineteen48 Supports Local Charity’s Fundraising Appeal


During December, visitors to five of Bournemouth’s top hotels have the chance to win some fabulous prizes whilst helping to raise much needed funds for local charity, BCHA.Guests visiting The Norfolk Hotel, The Miramar Hotel, The Riviera Hotel as well as Day’s Hotel and the Hallmark Hotel will be able…

Read the full post

16Nov Amy Winehouse Sparkles Again


Nineteen48 recently had the pleasure of collaborating with Dorset-based sculptor, Linda Joyce, by adding a touch of sparkle to Linda’s sculpture of Amy Winehouse. We sourced a selection of garnets and moonstone that were used to enhance Amy’s heart-shaped tattoos, her lip stud and even put a twinkle in her…

Read the full post

08Nov Topaz – a “common” Gemstone of Uncommon Beauty


Topaz is a very attractive gemstone, which comes in many different colours including blue, pink, red, yellow, brown and colourless. Colourless and yellow topaz are fairly “common” gem materials which can be found in many countries across the world.In crystal form, topaz can be very large compared to some other…

Read the full post

29Sep Why Should You Consider a Sapphire Engagement Ring?


Does an engagement ring have to be a diamond? Certainly not! Whilst the jewellery industry’s marketing machine has spent millions trying to convince us that only diamonds are forever, there are signs that consumers are seeing the potential of other gemstones when it comes to popping the question.An increasingly popular…

Read the full post

11Aug The Ascent of Mount Fuji


Our co-founder, Stuart Pool, recently scaled Mount Fuji to raise money for charity and this is his account of the climb…On the weekend of 13/14th July 2013, I was a member of a 6-person team attempting to climb Mount Fuji in Japan. For my part, I was raising money for…

Read the full post

05Aug Are Diamonds Losing Their Sparkle?


The prices of sapphires and rubies have increased faster than diamonds over the last 8 years, according to a recent BBC news article, and one of the main reasons for the increase is the fact that women are buying more jewellery for themselves and that their tastes are changing.This new…

Read the full post

29Jul Climbing High for Kandy Kids


Our co-founder, Stuart Pool, recently completed a charity climb of Mount Fuji in Japan, raising over £1500 for our charity partner, Kandy Kids (www.kandykids.org).Over the weekend of 13/14th July, Stuart made it safely to the top (and back), taking around 22 hours to complete the round trip (including plenty of…

Read the full post

© Nineteen48 Limited 2018. All Rights Reserved.