09Jul Moyo Gemstones - how it all began


We are privileged to be part of the Moyo Gems project, a ground-breaking programme, working with the members of the Tanzanian Women Miners' Association (TAWOMA) in Tanga, Tanzania.This potentially life-changing project has been described by…

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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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15Nov The Power of Blue Sapphire


Blue sapphire from Sri Lanka is amongst the most precious of all gemstones and the Ceylon Sapphire has been prized by royalty for many centuries. However, along with its beauty and rarity, blue sapphire has…

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09Oct Launch Of Fairtrade Gold from Africa


A Guest BlogWe’re very grateful to Alice Rochester, senior jewellery designer and ethical jewellery expert, from Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery for allowing us to republish her excellent article about the launch of Fairtrade Gold from…

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17May Fair Luxury 2017 - Conference Highlights


On 25th and 26th April, the Assay Office Birmingham hosted the second annual Fair Luxury conference. As part of the organising team, it was with immense satisfaction that we saw the event come together so…

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07Apr In Response to Richard Wise’s Strategy to sell more Colour


The following is a guest blog by Ian Bone (Capricorn Gems) written in response to Richard Wise’s Strategy To Sell More Color.The article in the last edition of The Centurion Sales Strategy Newsletter about Richard…

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