01Sep Mine to Market – a Customer’s View


In January 2016, one of our customers (Jane Barnett) came to Sri Lanka, determined that a key part of her trip would be starting the process of making some unique pieces of jewellery for herself…

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15Aug Birthstones – a Year in Gems (Part 3 of 4 – July to September)


Certain gemstones are associated with particular months of the year and are known as birthstones. There are lists of birthstones from a number of different organisations, as well as certain regional variations. These are the…

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21Jun Nineteen48 Plays Key Role in Fair Luxury Conference


The inaugural FLUX:Fair Luxury conference took place on Tuesday 19th April at the Goldsmiths’ Centre in London and Nineteen48 was very pleased to be heavily involved in the planning and execution of this event, the…

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13May The Cutting Edge – Transforming a Stone Into a Gem


After gem material has been successfully mined, washed and sorted, the next stage is usually to cut, or facet, the rough stones. To understand this process, we follow the journey of a piece of quartz…

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09Apr Birthstones – a Year in Gems (Part 2 of 4 – April to June)


Certain gemstones are associated with particular months of the year and are known as birthstones. There are lists of birthstones from a number of different organisations, as well as certain regional variations. These are the…

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15Mar Fair Luxury – Responsible Jewellery Conference – Tuesday 19th April, 2016


Nineteen48 is proud to be supporting Fair Luxury, the UK’s first responsible jewellery conference organised by Flux, an independent group of changemakers in the jewellery industry (of which we are founder members).OverviewThe event brings together…

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23Feb Kandy Kids Continues Its Fantastic Charity Work in Sri Lanka


The annual trip to Sri Lanka for Kandy Kids’ founder, Steve O’Driscoll, took place again in January and we are pleased to report that it was a resounding success.Steve spent several weeks visiting the orphanages…

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22Jan Birthstones – a Year in Gems (Part 1 of 4 – January to March)


Certain gemstones are associated with particular months of the year and are known as birthstones. There are lists of birthstones from a number of different organisations, as well as certain regional variations. These are the…

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08Nov Explore the World of Gemstones With a Gem Workshop From Nineteen48


Would you like to expand your gemstone knowledge? Understand more about how gems are formed and where they are found? Perhaps learn how to tell them apart and how much they are worth?At Nineteen48, we…

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06Nov Life Is Like a Prism – How an Expert Views Artisanal Mining


[This article was originally written by Estelle Levin for the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM). ARM’s blog is a space that aims to promote dialogue on the political context of the ASM sector and its…

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