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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26Jul Visiting Gem Mines in Sri Lanka


We take our commitment to ethical standards very seriously at Nineteen48 and we do our best to visit our partners in Sri Lanka and see for ourselves exactly how they set up their mining operations.There are a range of small-to-medium scale mines that we typically see in Sri Lanka. Some…

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