31May Ethically-sourced Sapphires and Rubies From Sri Lanka


Following our recent field trip to Sri Lanka, we have a stock of fully traceable blue sapphires that are guaranteed ethically sourced. The sapphires all come from a mine in the Elahera region.The stones range…

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31May Beautiful Blue Topaz From Sri Lanka


From the Balangoda region of Sri Lanka, we have been fortunate to source 5 blue topaz, which were cut locally by a very skillful gem cutter. They are truly impressive examples of this gemstone.We have…

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31May Light Green Tourmaline and Yellow Chrysoberyl Now in Stock


Especially for jewellery makers, we have a parcel of 10 light green tourmaline (oval and baguette cuts), sourced in the Ratnapura region and on offer for a special parcel price of £195.Sizes range from 0.25…

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25May Nineteen48 Teams Up With Prominent Dorset Charity


High-profile, Poole-based charity, Lewis-Manning Hospice, recently held their annual Sunflower Ball and we were very proud to be invited to put on a display of gemstones and jewellery at the event.Lewis-Manning offers free, specialist palliative…

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06May How “HOT” Is That Sapphire?


Did you know that many of the sapphires and rubies on the market today have been heat treated to enhance their colour and clarity?The practice is now so common that you will often see sapphire…

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01May Kandy Kids’ Trip to Sri Lanka 2013 (Part 3 of 3)


In January and February 2013, Steve O’Driscoll from Kandy Kids was in Sri Lanka to distribute the money that the charity had raised during 2012.While he was there, Steve spent time at each of the…

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24Apr Our First Mine Has a Name!


Our mining project in Sri Lanka has now been officially named as “Pathal Pola 1”, which is the Sinhala for “gem pit”. This is the term that is used by the mining team themselves so…

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22Apr Kandy Kids’ Trip to Sri Lanka 2013 (Part 2 of 3)


During January and February 2013, Steve O’Driscoll from Kandy Kids made his annual trip to Sri Lanka where he spent time overseeing various projects for underprivileged children and distributing all of the funds raised by the…

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17Apr Fundraising Begins for Charity Mountain Climb


In July, one of our founders, Stuart Pool, will be trekking up Mount Fuji in Japan to raise money for our chosen charity, Kandy Kids (www.kandykids.org). This charity does some amazing work supporting orphanages in…

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01Apr Kandy Kids’ Trip to Sri Lanka 2013 (Part 1 of 3)


During January and February 2013, Steve O’Driscoll from Kandy Kids spent a few weeks in Sri Lanka organising various projects for the orphanages supported by the charity and ensuring all of the funds raised during…

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