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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.

LUSTRE x MSYIN | MSYANG

LUSTRE x MSYIN | MSYANG
........The first thing I saw as I was waiting for them, was an extra extra large Uber pull up. Then emerged seemingly 4 feet of legs clad in silver slippers ( Ms. Yin); then the very sexily fierce ensemble of Ms Yang in her (RWARRRR) leopard print pants. From there on, it was fun, laughter and many outfit changes later, we were done in a snappy 2 hours........

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. 

OCTOBER - TWICE AS NICE

OCTOBER - TWICE AS NICE

Through the ages referred to as, ‘The tears of Zeus”, and believed by the Bedouins to be filled with Lightning, the kaleidoscopic play of colour trapped within Opals has made them a source of fascination for centuries.

Most modern references suggest it is adapted from the Sanskrit word "Upala” which literally translates to the word “jewel”. The argument for the Sanskrit origin is strong. The term first appears in Roman references around 250 BC, at a time when the opal was valued above all other gems. The word itself has two meanings, one is related to "seeing" and forms the basis of the English words like "opaque"; the other is "other" as in "alias" and "alter". It is claimed that opalus combined these uses, meaning "to see a change in colour".

THE LONG & WINDING......

THE  LONG  &  WINDING......
Ah the summer is nearly upon us. For most expatriates in Singapore, this means a time to go “home” - though for many who have been away for years, the...

EXPAT LIVING - READER FAVOURITES

EXPAT LIVING - READER FAVOURITES

LUSTRE FEATURE- LULABELLE LIFESTYLE

LUSTRE FEATURE-  LULABELLE LIFESTYLE

STYLE GUIDE - MOJITOS

STYLE GUIDE - MOJITOS
These lethal babies used to be my drink of choice until I looked up the number of calories in each one. Did you know? 242 calories in a single 8...

JUNE - YOUR BIRTHSTONES ARE...

JUNE - YOUR BIRTHSTONES ARE...
June is one of the few months, that counts 3 gemstones as its birthstone. For all your lucky ladies born in the month of June, that gives you 2 extra...

BOHO - WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

BOHO - WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT
You might be asking……. because Boho chic is one of the biggest trends to hit us this year. Whilst every summer sees the resurgence of Boho in some way or...

LABRADORITE - FROZEN FIRE!

LABRADORITE - FROZEN FIRE!
It is referenced in legends by the Innuit tribe whose folklore claims that Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis - now how can you not love a stone with magic like that? 
With  it's quiet beauty it's often easy to overlook labradorite especially when compared to the more obvious charms  of Opals or Amethysts but have another look at that piece of jewellery,  let it catch the light and watch the iridescence take your breath away. 

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