Nineteen48 are a pleasure to work with. They provide speedy and knowledgeable service with the added extra of being very friendly. The stones are beautiful quality, both in aesthetics and ethics. Thanks guys! – Amy R.

The inspired and passionate investment in Sri Lankan gem mining brings great benefits. My wife, to celebrate a rather big anniversary, is now a very proud owner of a stunning amethyst. Crafted and finished in gold by her own goldsmith sister, Stuart and his team have enabled a unique gift to be created. ‘More indeed than just a gemstone’. Thank you. – Martin S.

I was looking for a special gift for my friend’s birthday and I discovered Nineteen48. The customer service was professional, attentive and thorough. The gem was beautiful and amazing quality. I would happily use Nineteen48 again and would highly recommend them. – Deby A.

As a relatively longstanding customer, I have a high regard for the team of Nineteen48. They work closely with the miners and cutters to ensure traceable mine to market gemstones. As well as on the African continent as Sri Lanka. They have an array of gemstone qualities to suit every budget – Saskia S.

Nineteen48 have an unbelievably varied array of gems, spanning the colours of the rainbow, in all manner of sizes, beautiful cuts and price ranges. Being ethically sourced I didn’t hesitate to purchase and the service was excellent… the only difficulty I had was choosing – I felt like a child in a candy store! – Clare T.

The sapphire looked absolutely amazing in the flesh, and at such a reasonable price. My girlfriend was absolutely thrilled and emotional when I surprised her with the sapphire, and we cannot wait to have it set in a ring here. I highly recommend Nineteen48, not just for the quality stones that they have, but for the outstanding customer service which you never seem to get these days. Thank you so much Gary and Stuart! – Andrew B.

Stuart got in touch with my husband and I as we are jewellery designers who work to commission and are often needing to source excellent quality stones for commissions and collections. We also run Flux n Flame jewellery school and so have a large number of excited students who wish to know more abut gem stones as well as purchasing them for their work. Stuart is extremely knowledgable about stones, he understands the industry and is able to supply beautiful ethical stones. I would definitely recommend him. – Jesa M.

Nineteen48 are at the forefront of true ethical mining and gem sourcing & manufacturing. Stuart Pool has dedicated his life's work to creating fairer opportunities and training opportunities for indigenous communities living where gems are sourced and mined to be able to mine, cut & polish gemstones for a fair wage. The stones are rare stunning and exquisite and the perfect example of fair conflict free ethical trading in the jewellery and gemstone industry. – Shuka M.

I don’t buy gemstones every day (unfortunately), but when I need some expert advice, I am always confident that I can trust Stuart’s opinion. He is very knowledgeable about his subject and I know he will make sure I get exactly the right thing. Customer satisfaction is never in doubt. – Selda O.

Stuart is very knowledgeable in his field and offers excellent customer service. The criteria that I set for Stuart were fairly limiting, yet he managed to exceed my (slightly diva-like!) expectations. Stuart ensured that the process from specification discussion, to gem selection, to ring creation was not only seamless, but enjoyable and exciting. – Clare C.

We had a great day… It was so informative and enjoyable… We thought you were both great teachers! – Nancy J.

The introduction to gemmology evening was really popular with both myself and my students – interesting, informative and enjoyable. Stuart and Gary are really knowledgeable and happy to answer questions, and the hands-on style of the talk meant lots of chances to look at all the beautiful stones on offer! – Emma L.

An enjoyable day packed full of good gemstone info. Stuart is very engaging, and on the rare occasion that he's unable to answer a question, he finds out and follows up. – Jo M.

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