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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29Sep Why Should You Consider a Sapphire Engagement Ring?


Does an engagement ring have to be a diamond? Certainly not! Whilst the jewellery industry’s marketing machine has spent millions trying to convince us that only diamonds are forever, there are signs that consumers are…

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11Aug The Ascent of Mount Fuji


Our co-founder, Stuart Pool, recently scaled Mount Fuji to raise money for charity and this is his account of the climb…On the weekend of 13/14th July 2013, I was a member of a 6-person team…

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05Aug Are Diamonds Losing Their Sparkle?


The prices of sapphires and rubies have increased faster than diamonds over the last 8 years, according to a recent BBC news article, and one of the main reasons for the increase is the fact…

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