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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.

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.

FABULOUS FEBRUARY

FABULOUS FEBRUARY
Hello my lovelies, We have had a crazy busy November and December 2017.  We've had one child decide to really pursue choir ( yay ), one child decide to drop...

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. 

ANAITA THAKKAR - ON MOMPRENEUR

ANAITA THAKKAR - ON MOMPRENEUR
It’s pretty clear when you first meet Anaita Thakkar from the stunning jewellery brand Lustre, that she absolutely loves what she does. And why wouldn’t she?  Anaita’s passion in working with gemstones shines through in her work and we managed to pin her down for a few minutes for a quick chat

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 BOUTIQUE SOCIETY

THE BOUTIQUE SOCIETY

LADIES POWER LUNCH

LADIES POWER LUNCH
The Return of the Power Lunch. Pin Striped pants, a perfect white shirt, low heels to keep you walking all day, neutral makeup and a Killer Necklace.

BAD ASS JEANS

BAD ASS JEANS
High on my lust list is the perfect pair of bad ass paint splattered jeans for the summer. Haven't yet found them, but know exactly what cuffs and accessories I would pair them with. I personally own these cuffs in every gemstone combo that we makes them in, and find that they pair perfectly with just about any look. 

NOT A WAITRESS

NOT A WAITRESS
Ever have that feeling when you're wearing black and white ( I frequently do ), that whilst it's timeless and classic, it's also occasionally, boring? Spice up that look with a bold necklace in a punchy colour. Put on that red lip, keep everything else neutral and you're out the door.

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...

THE WHITE SHIRT

THE WHITE SHIRT

Ah, the white shirt. The workhorse of wardrobe staples. I find myself buying about 8 a year, wearing them out, and promptly replacing them the following year. That I love white is an understatement and the classic white button down pretty much goes with everything. Even though my "everything" seems to comprise of jeans largely.

Dress it up with heels, an unusual necklace, and a bold cuff.

EARTH & SKY

EARTH & SKY

Date night? Movie night? Just having a coffee with your girlfriends? 

This necklace is perfect for all those occasions. In delightful shades of the earth and the sky, its like a Hubble telescope picture of our planet. Part of our Boho Collection which pretty much sold out right away, I still love these colors.

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...

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.

ANAITA THAKKAR - FEATURED ON CONNECTED WOMEN

ANAITA THAKKAR - FEATURED ON CONNECTED WOMEN

Running your own business is challenging, but never boring. And that fits me just fine. I could never be the person that works regular hours, and sees the same people around me every single day. That would be soul destroying.

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