Our Workshops

We have onsite workshops in both our Bristol and Cirencester branches and an inhouse CAD Designer in our Bristol branch

Follow the journey with us...

Rough sapphires awating our arrival in Sri Lanka

Pic 1: A selection of rough sapphires awaiting us to take a look....

Have you been searching for the perfect gemstone?

If you would like to take this unique opportunity to purchase a specific gemstone and follow the journey from mine to fine jewellery, we can handpick the gemstone for you on this expedition to meet your exact criteria. Call us on 0117 9733178 to speak to Mark and discuss further.

We would love for you to accompany us on our adventure to Sri Lanka through our website where we will be sharing daily updates of what the team are buying and experiencing in one of the greatest gem sources in the world.

We will be meeting expertise in each area of the industry and tracing the journey from mine to market.

Building new relationships with the worlds finest gemstone suppliers.

John's new office

Pic 2: Our new office!

The geological state of the island provides gemstone paradise and allows the gems to be deposited and concentrated within the gravel therefore the majority of the active deposits are alluvial. We will be visiting a selection of these secondary deposits during our trip and will keep you updated with pictures and stories of the journey!

The cutting and polishing companies analyse the rough gemstones and strategically decide upon the cut of the stone. Here they rely on decades of experience to determine how to achieve the best yield and lustre of each rough sapphire. A true talent and art.

A symphony of emotions captured in your hand picked gemstone.



Sapphire mine

Pic 3: A sapphire mine in Sri Lanka.


The Mines

There have been over two million pits mined in the past fifty years. The NGJA govern the rights to mine which does help to keep these pits closed in after mining is complete, as the landowner places a deposit for their mining licence. We found each mine typically has several workers; miners, water pump suppliers etc. Who we were lucky enough to talk to.

A symphony of emotions captured in your bespoke design.

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