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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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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