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A cool little blog about all things Lustre and gemstone related. 

All opinions and blog posts are by Anaita Thakkar, unless otherwise stated.

AUGUST - PERFECT PERIDOTS

AUGUST - PERFECT PERIDOTS
Peridot gemstones have been used for centuries by healers to increase confidence and assertiveness, balanced by patience and clarity of thought. Ruled by the planet Mercury, it is often used in treating depression and anger. 

NOVEMBER - CHILLY BUT SUNNY

NOVEMBER - CHILLY BUT SUNNY
Before the 20th century, all gems in the brown, orange, and yellow colour range were called topaz. Modern gemology was only recognized as a science in the 1930s. Today we know that topaz and brown quartz are actually two different gemstones. Citrine  is less likely to be confused with Topaz today, but it does happen. 

STYLE GUIDE - EMERALD GREEN

STYLE GUIDE - EMERALD GREEN
May signifies Spring, Green and Emeralds; The colour of growth, immortality, and life. It renews and restores depleted energy. Emerald green is an emotionally positive colour and is a balancer of...

APRIL - DAZZLING DIAMONDS

APRIL - DAZZLING DIAMONDS
  Symbolic of eternal love, and thought to be one of the hardest substances on the globe, diamonds date back billions of years. The diamond is the traditional birthstone of...

MARCH - ALLURING AQUAMARINE

MARCH - ALLURING AQUAMARINE
Nearly all Aquamarines on the market have been heat treated to enhance the colour. In meeting with the consumer preference for aquamarines in deep blue, the stones are heated near 800 degrees Fahrenheit, which causes the blue colour to emerge and the yellow/green tones to disappear. As a gemstone, they work equally beautifully set in silver or gold. Many aquamarine stones are virtually free of inclusions and their lustre is vitreous or glass-like.

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