As part of our ongoing efforts to improve our approach to ethical trading we have been exploring direct supply chains, researching conditions in producing countries, and seeing how we might be able to improve the situations we find, be them socio-economic or...
NOVEMBER 2020 LOCKDOWN We wanted to keep everyone updated on our plans for the second lockdown starting on Thursday 5.11.2020. We will be staying open and be available to help you with your enquiries. Keep safe everyone.
We recently visited the rock and gem fair at Saint Marie aux Mines in Alsace, which, for those into their mineral and fossil specimens was an absolute treasure trove. Saint Marie is an old silver mining town with a rather down at heel, post-industrial feel to...
We recently purchased a parcel of amber from the new find at Alem Ketema in Ethiopia. Until now the trade and gemmologists have taken the position that any green amber is treated, either by heating in an autoclave or by painting the underside black. This new material...
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