Journal

The gem markets of Beruwala - Expedition Diary

It's hard to pick out which day from our expedition to Sri Lanka was the favourite. We packed so much into such a short amount of time and there were moments where it felt like a bit of a blur. That being said, the visit to the cut gemstone market really stands out as a highlight. We treated ourselves to a slightly slower paced start and set off for the market feeling revitalised. Beruwala is...

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Blackacre Heating sapphires in Sri Lanka

An introduction to heating and cutting gems in Sri Lanka

We wake up to a clear sky but the air is heavy and thick, as if a downpour is imminent. Considering the rain, we...

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Radiant cut diamond engagement ring

Diamond Clarity - What you need to know when buying an engagement ring

When looking at diamonds, knowing what to choose can be wholly overwhelming. This is where we come in. With our expert...

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Education

The rough gemstone markets - Ratnapura

5:00am - Another early start It's still dark as we trundle down the road away from our accommodation. Our early start...

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Blackacre founder Samuel Stirrat

Inspiration

Expedition diary: Ratnapura mines

Little is made of the remarkable journey a gemstone goes through and even less is discussed on the positive impact...

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Senna Toi et Moi

The story of a modern classic: a bespoke design inspired by the timeless Toi et Moi style

The concept for the Senna ring was inspired by the traditional Toi et Moi style. Each of our ring designs starts with...

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Sam Stirrat gemologist in Sri Lanka

Inspiration

Sri Lanka | January 2022: Background to our expedition

In January 2022 we traveled to Sri Lanka, the first of many expeditions, taking you on a journey of discovery in search...

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Sulphur porter

Education

Hugh Brown - The Story of a Mine Photographer

There is not much that Hugh Brown hasn't seen or done when it comes to artisanal mining. Providing a voice and sharing...

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Jackie So

Inspiration

Fine jewellery to cherish beyond your wedding day

Our bridal jewellery is made with more than your big day in mind. Whether it's a necklace, a pair of earrings or a...

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Ear climber Paraiba Diamond

Jewellery

The Blackacre Bridal Earring Collection

The earrings in our bridal collection vary widely, from simple studs to show-stopping ear climbers, suiting any and all...

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Yellow diamond and heart shaped trilogy ring

Inspiration

An immersive experience: The creation of a yellow diamond engagement ring

Each bespoke engagement ring we create can take between 4-8 weeks to create. Crafting exceptional pieces takes time and...

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De Beers Blue Diamond

News

15ct blue diamond fetches $57.5m at Sotheby's auction

The De Beers Blue, an exceptional 15.10ct internally flawless step-cut Fancy Vivid Blue diamond reached more than $57.4...

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Engagement

Signature engagement rings - There's more than meets the eye

Inspired by the natural world the the Blackacre signature engagement rings fuse technical precision with artistic...

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