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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05Mar Nineteen48 co-founder appointed as Advocate for the Women's Jewellery Network


We are very pleased to announce that Nineteen48 co-founder, Stuart Pool, has been selected as one of the first 4 male advocates for the Women's Jewellery Network (WJN).At Nineteen48, we have always had a strong…

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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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28Feb Amazing Amethyst


Amethyst is the name given to the purple variety of the mineral quartz, which is the most abundant gem material in the Earth's crust and formed from the elements silicon and oxygen. It comes from…

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25Feb Recapping the Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference 2019


Another guest blog post, this time from Niki Grandics, founder of Enji Studio Jewelry, giving her view of the Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference (originally posted on Niki's blog in November 2019 and reproduced with permission). Flying…

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23Feb The Moyo Gemstone Project - all the links you need!


As many of you know, we have been working for a while now on the Moyo Gemstones project, sourcing incredible gemstones from the artisanal miners of the Tanzanian Women Miners' Association (TAWOMA).We are increasingly being…

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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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22Feb What is Ethical?


This excellent post comes from Monica Stephenson of Anza Gems and we wanted to make sure that it was given the widest possible audience. Please read on...I’ve been thinking about this word a lot lately,…

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22Feb UK Premiere of "The Shadow of Gold" (London - 11/03/20)


We are proud to be part of Fair Luxury, a collaboration of jewellery industry changemakers with a vision for a responsible and sustainable future.For their next event, Fair Luxury is joining with The Goldsmiths' Centre…

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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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