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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29Feb UK Ethical Gem Fairs for March & April 2020


We have a few sales events coming up during March and April in the UK. You can come to see all our latest stock at gem fairs in London, Glasgow, Bristol and Edinburgh.23rd March -…

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22Feb Coloured Gemstone Market Updates from Tucson 2020


Great to see that this coloured gemstone round-up from Tucson includes good news for some of the stones that we focus on, with mentions for both blue sapphire and spinel (a much underrated and underused…

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