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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06Jan Nineteen48 approved as Coloured Gemstone Supplier by Ethical Metalsmiths


We are very pleased to announce that we have been approved by Ethical Metalsmiths as a Coloured Gemstone Supplier. We are currently one of just five vendors who have passed the rigorous assessment process.https://ethicalmetalsmiths.org/recommended-colored-gemstone-suppliers/nineteen48 "Our membership…

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09Jul UK Ethical Gem Fair (Autumn 2019)


The collaborative partnership of three of the UK’s leading ethically sourced gemstone suppliers, Stuart Pool (Nineteen48), Kathy Chappell (Fair Trade Gemstones) and Ian Bone (Capricorn Gems - Queensland, Australia) return to Hatton Garden in London…

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08Jun Moyo Gemstones


You might have heard that we're working on a very exciting new project with female artisanal gemstone miners in Tanzania and we are part of a new brand of gemstones (Moyo Gems) which we will be offering to our customers later this year.

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05Jan UK Ethical Gem Fair (Spring 2019)


The collaborative partnership of three of the UK’s leading ethically sourced gemstone suppliers, Stuart Pool (Nineteen48), Kathy Chappell (Fair Trade Gemstones) and Ian Bone (Capricorn Gems - Queensland, Australia) return to Hatton Garden in London…

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29Dec An Evening of Gemstones at Flux ‘n’ Flame


We recently gave another of our very popular, short talks on the basics of gemstones and gemology. This time, the event was hosted by Jesa and Al Marshall at the Flux ‘n’ Flame jewellery school…

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27Dec Stunning Ethically Sourced Blue Sapphires


Stunning ethically sourced blue sapphires from Sri-Lanka now available.Blue Sapphire, 2 to 3.5mm, Round CutAmazing ethically sourced and fully traceable blue sapphires from Sri Lanka, mined in the Kahawatthe region. We have many of these…

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