Tag Archives: ethical

Ian Bone (Capricorn Gems)

Guest Editorial – In Response To Richard Wise’s Strategy To Sell More Color

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 not only the […]

Flux - Fair Luxury

Fair Luxury – Responsible Jewellery Conference – Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th April, 2017

We are very happy to be supporting the FLUX:Fair Luxury conference once again in 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 wish to be part of […]

Flux - Fair Luxury

Nineteen48 plays key role in Fair Luxury conference

The inaugural FLUX:Fair Luxury conference took place on Tuesday 19th April at the Goldsmiths’ Centre in London and Nineteen48 was very pleased to be heavily involved in the planning and execution of this event, the first of its kind in the UK. Conceived by a group of independent jewellery professionals, the aim of the conference […]

Flux - Fair Luxury

Fair Luxury – responsible jewellery conference – Tuesday 19th April, 2016

Nineteen48 is proud to be supporting Fair Luxury, the UK’s first responsible jewellery conference organised by Flux, an independent group of changemakers in the jewellery industry (of which we are founder members). Overview The event brings together pioneering figures from both the jewellery and fashion worlds and you can hear from industry leaders as they […]

Jeweltree Foundation

Nineteen48’s gems achieve Jeweltree certification standard

Nineteen48’s customers are now able to obtain a Jeweltree Certificate with their purchase of any gemstone from Nineteen48’s own mines in Sri Lanka. Together with the Jeweltree Foundation, Nineteen48 has set up a thorough “track & trace” due diligence procedure to ensure a guaranteed mine to finger protocol. This means customers buying a gemstone from Nineteen48 can see […]

Gary Seneviratne at mine in Sri Lanka

Keeping it clean – what does it mean to be ethical in the world of gem mining?

Ethics is a complex concept that means different things to different people and in different industries. For the world of gemstones and jewellery many of the ethical issues we face stem from the tough, uncompromising and distinctly unglamorous world of gem mining. It is fair to say that “ethics” is not a word that is […]

Two easy questions to ensure you buy ethical jewellery

When it comes to changing the course of an industry, it is the spending power of the customer that has the biggest impact. Whilst legislation and campaigning from within can go so far, it is when consumers begin to vote with their hard-earned cash that retailers truly start to pay attention. Not so long ago, […]