Three of the UK’s leading ethically sourced gemstone suppliers have partnered together to bring a first-of-its-kind trade show to the UK.
Taking place next month, Stuart Pool (Nineteen48), Kathy Chappell (Fair Trade Gemstones) and Ian Bone (Capricorn Gems- Queensland, Australia), will collectively host the UK’s first ethically sourced gemstone fair in London.
This inaugural one-day fair will offer gemstones with full provenance and tractability.
“Having worked closely together for some time, this event is a natural extension of our collaboration,” shares Stuart Pool. “For jewellers who have an emphasis on responsible sourcing, we think this is the best opportunity to see and buy a wide range of traceable gemstones from around the world and to quiz us about our supply chain and provenance face-to-face.”
Jewellery designers and buyers will be able to view and purchase, with the complete assurance of responsible mining and production, with details on the location of each gemstone will be available to every customer.
The gemstones on display will include a wide range of sapphire, ruby, opals, diamonds, tanzanite, tourmaline, zircon, aquamarine and chrysoprase.
These gems come from traceable sources in Sri Lanka, Australia, Malawi, Tanzania and the USA. Other gems from these locations will also be available to buy.
The fair is being held at the CIWEM Venue in Farringdon, London, on Tuesday March 13 2018. Doors open at 9.30am and close at 6.30pm.