Tag Archives: jewellery

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 […]

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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 […]

The Jewellery Industry Summit 2017 – a delegate’s view of the conference

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 materials we need to […]

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Rockhounding in Tucson – a first-timer’s view of the biggest gem show on Earth

We generally expect that, whatever the Americans do, it is going to be on a grand scale. From presidential elections to the Superbowl, everything has to be bigger, brighter and bolder than anything you have seen before. The same can certainly be said of their showpiece gem event in Tucson, Arizona. To be accurate, the […]

Jane's finished ring

Mine to market – a customer’s view

In January 2016, one of our customers (Jane Barnett) came to Sri Lanka, determined that a key part of her trip would be starting the process of making some unique pieces of jewellery for herself and her step-daughter. We were very honoured to be chosen to help Jane with the selection of her rough gem material […]

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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 […]

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, […]

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 11 enthusiastic students enjoyed […]