12Feb Kandy Kids Trip to Sri Lanka 2014


January was a busy month for Kandy Kids, with co-founder, Steve O’Driscoll, spending a few weeks in Sri Lanka overseeing all types of new projects at the orphanages supported by the charity.A lot of work…

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01Feb The Hidden Gems of Elmhurst – a Review of the Lizzadro Museum


There are many places around the world where one can see amazing collections of gemstones and jewellery. Major museums are often the proud owners of a wide range of minerals and fossils or beautiful items…

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17Jan Greg Valerio – the Right Kind of Troublemaker


There are times when an industry needs people to stand up and challenge the status quo, to point out what is wrong and to try to do something about it.For the jewellery sector, one of…

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05Jan Two Easy Questions to Ensure You Buy Ethical Jewellery


When it comes to changing the course of an industry, it is the spending power of the customer that has the biggest impact. Whilst legislation and campaigning from within can go so far, it is…

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29Dec The Colourful World of Garnets


Although often considered as a single type of common gemstone (typically red in colour), garnets are actually a family of related minerals that comes in an entire rainbow of colours.From the deep red of the…

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20Dec Merry Christmas From Nineteen48!


As we come towards the end of a very positive and successful year for our company, we wanted to say a huge “THANK YOU” to all of the people who have supported us over the…

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13Dec A Bumper Year for Nineteen48 and Kandy Kids


It has been a great year for Nineteen48’s fundraising efforts. Through various activities we have raised just under £2000 for our charity partner, Kandy Kids.We work very closely with Kandy Kids and their co-founder, Steve…

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05Dec Nineteen48 Supports Local Charity’s Fundraising Appeal


During December, visitors to five of Bournemouth’s top hotels have the chance to win some fabulous prizes whilst helping to raise much needed funds for local charity, BCHA.Guests visiting The Norfolk Hotel, The Miramar Hotel,…

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16Nov Amy Winehouse Sparkles Again


Nineteen48 recently had the pleasure of collaborating with Dorset-based sculptor, Linda Joyce, by adding a touch of sparkle to Linda’s sculpture of Amy Winehouse. We sourced a selection of garnets and moonstone that were used…

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08Nov Topaz – a “common” Gemstone of Uncommon Beauty


Topaz is a very attractive gemstone, which comes in many different colours including blue, pink, red, yellow, brown and colourless. Colourless and yellow topaz are fairly “common” gem materials which can be found in many…

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