08Sep Gem Fair in Edinburgh with Gemstones Brazil


On Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th September, Gemstones Brazil and Nineteen48 are hosting an ethical gem fair in Edinburgh.This is a collaborative partnership between two of the UK’s leading suppliers of responsibly sourced gemstones, Stuart…

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14May Penzance Gem Fair at Justin Duance


On Friday 20th May, we will be at Justin Duance Jewellery in Penzance, Cornwall, for a gem fair from 11am to 3pm.There will be a range of gemstones to buy, including sapphire, ruby, opal, aquamarine,…

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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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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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03Jan Basic Gemstone Terminology


If you are new to the world of gemstones, here are a few terms and definitions that you might find useful.Carat (ct) - a measure of weight of gemstones. One carat is a fifth of…

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04Oct Brighton Ethical Gem Fair (October 2020)


On Monday 12th October, we are joining with Fair Trade Gemstones to host a day of socially-distanced, face-to-face appointments at St. Augustine's Arts and Events Centre in Brighton.If you would like to book an appointment…

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08Sep UK Ethical Gem Fair (September 2020)


On Monday 14th September, we are joining with Fair Trade Gemstones to host a day of socially-distanced, face-to-face appointments at The Runnymede on Thames Hotel and Spa in Egham, Surrey.You will be given a fixed…

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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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08Mar Sapphire Hunting in Sri Lanka (with Arabel Lebrusan)


In August 2019, one of our awesome customers, Arabel Lebrusan of Lebrusan Studio, travelled quite a few thousand miles to Sri Lanka for what was primarily a family holiday. However, as Arabel herself says, "There…

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