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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. 

WORKWEAR WHITES

WORKWEAR WHITES
Whites always word. No matter where you live, and what the weather. Keep your clothing simple, and your let your accessories do all the talking.

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 - JUNA HAPPY

STYLE GUIDE - JUNA HAPPY
Grabbing the tail end of the summer break with the stuff that makes me happy.  I used to be someone who pretty much owned white, black and a few pieces...

STYLE GUIDE - NEUTRAL FLORAL

STYLE GUIDE - NEUTRAL FLORAL
What better time than Summer to let your hair down and work your wardrobe just a little bit outside your comfort zone? Floral pants whilst just a little bit outre...

STYLE GUIDE - TECH GEEK

STYLE GUIDE - TECH GEEK
One of my dearest girlfriends calls me a "Mac God(ess)". As a fitting tribute to that, and the fact that I spend weeks living in jeans, and then alternate weeks living...

STYLE GUIDE - THE WHITE SHIRT 2

STYLE GUIDE - THE WHITE SHIRT 2
The White Shirt, Take 2 - Paired here with a range of earrings. Whether you like studs, or dangles, we have something easy for you to wear for every day. ...

STYLE GUIDE - WEEKEND STROLL

STYLE GUIDE - WEEKEND STROLL
Weekends in Singapore either call for a totally relaxed look or all out glam. Pair an easy slip over dress with comfortable wedges. Throw on our fabulous multi way long...

EASY TRAVEL

EASY TRAVEL
Loose Pants, an easy blouse in a crushless fabric, flat shoes that are easy to kick on and off. a cross body handbag for your passport, tickets and money. All pulled together with a great playful necklace. These are my go to travel clothes.

THE GIRL'S GUIDE TO GEM CUTTING

THE GIRL'S GUIDE TO GEM CUTTING
Lapidary, the art of working or cutting in stone, only applies to working with small gem materials, and  you will hear the word often in reference to gem cutting. There are...

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...

WHY YOU SHOULD BE SHOPPING LOCAL......AS WELL!

WHY YOU SHOULD BE SHOPPING LOCAL......AS WELL!
From Bestseller, to the latest gadgets, and sometimes even groceries, there is no denying that the internet makes it easy to do comparison shipping.However, with over 40 million businesses being...

WHY YOU SHOULD BE SHOPPING ONLINE

WHY YOU SHOULD BE SHOPPING ONLINE
When a piece of jewellery is displayed in a shop, show booth, or even at a private event, surrounded by hundreds of other designs, all vying for your attention, it...

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