12Dec UK Ethical Gem Fair January 2024 (London)


Following the success of our events at FORGE in 2023, Nineteen48 is once again collaborating with Fair Trade Gemstones and Gemstones Brazil to host the UK ethical gem fair at the amazing creative hub and…

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07Dec Nineteen48 B2B Account on Instagram


To complement the main Nineteen48 Instagram account (where we share many things, but rarely gemstones), there is a new business-to-business channel for trade customers, where you will only see beautiful gems, many of which will…

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01Nov Facts about Citrine


Citrine is the yellow variety of macrocrystalline quartz and comes in a range of yellow to orange colours. It can be very pale through to vivid. The colour comes from a trace element of iron…

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06Oct Bristol Gem Fair (October 2023)


On Tuesday 17th October, I will be visiting Bristol for a gem fair at Clifton Rocks.There will be a range of gemstones on display from my many fully traceable source countries, including Sri Lanka, Australia…

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25Sep Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference 2023


It was "all change" for the Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference (CRJC) in 2023, as the event moved from its traditional autumn time slot and also relocated to a new venue. The conference took place on the…

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04Sep UK Gem Fairs in September (London and Brighton)


There are two gem fairs coming up in September in Brighton and London.On Monday 18th September, Nineteen48 and Gemstones Brazil will be in Brighton from 10am to 4pm at:St Augustine's Arts CentreStanford AvenueBrightonBN1 6EAhttps://brightonstaugustinescentre.co.uk/On Tuesday…

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23Aug What is Fair Luxury all about?


I'm occasionally asked to explain how Fair Luxury operates, so here are a few thoughts on what I have experienced as part of the team.Of course, for all the standard information, you can check out…

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05Aug Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference & Gem Boutique 2023


On Friday 11th and Saturday 12th August, Nineteen48 will be taking part in one of the panels at the Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference.https://www.chiresponsiblejewelryconference.com/We will be discussing how gem traders working in the source countries can…

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04May Navigating the World of Ethical Jewellery and Responsible Mining (with Ute Decker)


'Navigating the World of Ethical Jewellery and Responsible Mining'A panel discussion with jewellery designer Ute Decker and gemstone supplier Stuart Pool, organised by K2 Academy.Monday 22nd May 202318:00 - 20:00Education Space at Cockpit BloomsburyCockpit YardNorthington…

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13Feb Gem Fairs & Talks in Scotland with Gemstones Brazil


From 1st to 3rd March, Nineteen48 is collaborating again with Gemstones Brazil for a series of gem fairs in Scotland, visiting Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow on consecutive days.There will also be a talk with the…

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