01May Kandy Kids’ Trip to Sri Lanka 2013 (Part 3 of 3)


In January and February 2013, Steve O’Driscoll from Kandy Kids was in Sri Lanka to distribute the money that the charity had raised during 2012.While he was there, Steve spent time at each of the three orphanages supported by Kandy Kids, each of which has its own specific requirements and…

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24Apr Our First Mine Has a Name!


Our mining project in Sri Lanka has now been officially named as “Pathal Pola 1”, which is the Sinhala for “gem pit”. This is the term that is used by the mining team themselves so we thought it was the most appropriate title for the project.The team has already completed…

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22Apr Kandy Kids’ Trip to Sri Lanka 2013 (Part 2 of 3)


During January and February 2013, Steve O’Driscoll from Kandy Kids made his annual trip to Sri Lanka where he spent time overseeing various projects for underprivileged children and distributing all of the funds raised by the charity during 2012.Kandy Kids currently supports three orphanages in the Kandy region of Sri Lanka,…

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17Apr Fundraising Begins for Charity Mountain Climb


In July, one of our founders, Stuart Pool, will be trekking up Mount Fuji in Japan to raise money for our chosen charity, Kandy Kids (www.kandykids.org). This charity does some amazing work supporting orphanages in Sri Lanka.Each year, as well as our ongoing support of charitable projects through donations, we…

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01Apr Kandy Kids’ Trip to Sri Lanka 2013 (Part 1 of 3)


During January and February 2013, Steve O’Driscoll from Kandy Kids spent a few weeks in Sri Lanka organising various projects for the orphanages supported by the charity and ensuring all of the funds raised during 2012 were put to use with the maximum effect.Kandy Kids currently supports three orphanages in…

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01Mar Kandy Kids Visits Orphanages in Sri Lanka


Steve O’Driscoll, who runs our charity partner, Kandy Kids, has recently made another trip to Sri Lanka, visiting the orphanages and providing new equipment, clothes and food for the children.New EquipmentMoney raised by Kandy Kids during 2012 was used to build swings and a new play house for the younger…

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20Feb Our First Mining Project Has Begun


After many months of careful preparation, our first mining project is now underway. The team has cleared a small area of land and has started constructing the various shelters and support structures that we will need for the duration of the project.Natural MaterialsThe majority of the construction uses either natural…

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27Jan New Website Launched!


We have started 2013 with the launch of a brand new website, with a focus on providing our customers with all the information they need to make the right choice when buying a gemstone.You can now view our online catalogue which has full details of the latest additions to our…

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27Jan Beautiful Blue Sapphire Now in Stock


In recent weeks, we have been fortunate enough to add several outstanding examples to our stock of blue Ceylon sapphire.Our new stock includes an outstanding oval cut, royal blue sapphire, weighing 3.4 carats which is a truly beautiful gemstone, ideally suited for an impressive ring or necklace.Sri Lanka is the…

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20Sep Working Partnerships


We work hard to establish relationships with the mining communities and small-scale operators in Sri Lanka and to obtain our gems directly from the local suppliers.We spend hours (if not days!) on the road, travelling throughout the country so that we can see these mining operations for ourselves.This means that…

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