17Jun Nineteen48 hosts Fair Luxury Open House with Greenland Ruby and Fuli Gemstones


On Thursday 17th June, we hosted the Fair Luxury Open House, which was entitled "Coloured Gemstones: Pioneering Responsible Mining".It was a fascinating discussion with two coloured gemstone companies, looking at their different business models and…

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17Apr Nineteen48 and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals


Our ethical policy was devised to connect with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). We did this so that the ambitions of our business could be seen in the context of a wider-reaching framework…

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08Apr Nineteen48's 10th Anniversary - The Story of Our First Decade


Wednesday, 7th April, 2021, marked the 10-year anniversary of the formation of Nineteen48 and this post is a reflection of what we have achieved and how far we have come in the last decade.It's fair…

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29Mar Brilliant Earth and Moyo Gems Collaboration


The Moyo Gems project has achieved another significant milestone with the announcement that US-based jewellery e-tailer, Brilliant Earth, is now offering their customers the option to create beautiful pieces of jewellery using Moyo gemstones.The initial…

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27Mar All About Aquamarine


Aquamarine takes its name from the Latin for "water" (aqua) and "of the sea" (marine) and, according to the ancient Romans, this beautiful blue-green gemstone could be a talisman protecting sailors from the dangers of…

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04Mar Don Ariyaratna 02/11/47 - 21/01/21


On January 21st 2021, we lost our friend and gemmology mentor, Don Ariyaratna, to a combination of coronavirus and pneumonia. Below are some of Stuart's memories of Don..."Don had been my gemmology tutor for the…

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01Mar Ethical Gem Fair Tucson 2021 - Watch the Videos


From Wednesday 10th to Saturday 13th February, we joined eight other gem traders for a virtual gem fair.The key sessions included a conversation about Moyo Gems when we were joined by our commercial partner Monica…

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18Feb The Fair Luxury Pledge 2021


As a further demonstration of our commitment to continuous improvement, we are taking part in the Fair Luxury Pledge 2021.Every business or individual who makes the Fair Luxury Pledge promises to:- Conserve and restore the…

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10Feb Jewelry Journeys with Stuart Pool (Ethical Metalsmiths interview)


As part of the "Illuminators - Conversations with Changemakers" series, Chloe Pflug interviewed Nineteen48's Stuart Pool about how he came to be an ethical gem trader and the path that he has followed since entering…

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06Feb Ethical Gem Fair Tucson 2021


Don't miss the Ethical Gem Fair Tucson 2021!Dates: Wednesday 10th to Saturday 13th FebruaryWhere: Online (register to receive full details)Start: 6pm GMT (10am PST) on Wednesday 10th FebruaryRegistration is free and open now - http://gem.uno/n48We are…

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