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Blue sapphire - side view

Sapphires are blue and rubies are red… right?

There is a common misconception that all sapphires are blue and all rubies are red. However, there’s a lot more to the colour of these stones than one might think. Both of these precious gemstones belong to the same family of stones, called corundum. Scientifically speaking, all corundum (both sapphire and ruby) is created equally […]

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 eye. Linda has donated the […]