28Apr Ethical Gem Fair - Covid-19 update


Hello everyone! We hope you are keeping fit and well.Like all of you, we are doing our best to contend with the strange situation in which we find ourselves at the moment. Also, like you,…

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26Apr New Nineteen48 photo albums on Facebook


We have added a few new photo albums to our Facebook pages (https://www.facebook.com/Nineteen48/), so that you have easy access to images showing who we are and what we do. Happy viewing!Nineteen48 Gemstones in JewellerySri Lankan…

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22Apr Is it fiery or is it brilliant?


When we are talking about the appearance of gemstones, there are a couple of descriptive words that often case a bit of confusion - fire and brilliance. The words might seem to convey a similar…

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16Apr Treasures from Tucson 2020 (part 2) - Nevada Rose Dumortierite


This year, during our annual trip to Tucson, Arizona (where we visit the numerous gem shows that take place there in January and February every year) we found a few hours to make our first…

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15Apr Nineteen48 joins with the Rotary Club for schools project in Sri Lanka


As part of our wider commitment to supporting good causes in the countries in which we operate, we are business partners of our local Rotary club in the UK (Rotary Club of Westbourne), which is…

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14Apr Treasures from Tucson 2020 (part 1) - Golden Rutilated Quartz


In February 2020, we made our annual trip to the Tucson Gem Show to spend a couple of weeks with thousands of other gem and jewellery lovers, surrounded by every conceivable type of gemstone. The…

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09Apr Kandy Kids keeps up its good work in Sri Lanka in 2020


Before the virus crisis impacted the world, Steve from Kandy Kids was able to make his annual trip to Sri Lanka and spend some time visiting the various children's homes, orphanages and families in need…

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01Apr Alex Monroe celebrates International Women's Day with Moyo Gems


We were thrilled when we heard that leading British jewellery designer, Alex Monroe, had decided to promote International Women's Day with some very special pieces of jewellery, using some of our Tanzanian gemstones.Alex and his…

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