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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.

MAY - EXQUISITE EMERALDS

MAY - EXQUISITE EMERALDS
Emeralds are notorious for their flaws. Flawless stones are very uncommon, and are noted for their great value. Some actually prefer Emeralds with minute flaws over flawless Emeralds, as this proves authenticity. Flaws are often hidden by treating the Emeralds with oil or synthetic lubricants, and this is a common practice in the industry.

TAKING CARE OF YOUR JEWELLERY

TAKING CARE OF YOUR JEWELLERY
One of the benefits of having sole control over my business is the joy of interacting with people who are actually buying it for themselves. I love meeting all you...

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".

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...

STYLE GUIDE - NAKED 2

STYLE GUIDE  - NAKED 2
And WHY we're obsessed with this collection. A long time ago, when Lustre was started, I had a dream. Of never repeating a single collection or piece of jewellery. Then...

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...

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