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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. 

SEPTEMBER - SAPPHIRE

SEPTEMBER - SAPPHIRE
The only difference between a Ruby and a Sapphire is simply the colour. The colour of a Sapphire is created by various amounts of iron and titanium in the stone, the combination of which produce varying colours. Whilst the most desirable colour Sapphire is blue, ( specifically a“cornflower blue’) they also come in violet, dark gray, orange, yellow, pink, green and black. These different coloured Sapphires are referred to as “fancy Sapphires” and are often less expensive than the blue ones, yet equally as beautiful, and a fine alternative to blue. 
A rare orange - pink coloured kind of Sapphire is called “Padparadscha,” which means “Lotus Flower” in Sinhalese, is very expensive and is the only colour Sapphire given its own name. Because Sapphires are available in so many colours, they are an incredibly versatile gemstone.

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.

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...

SNEAK: THE CREATIVE PROCESS

SNEAK: THE CREATIVE PROCESS
I am often asked by my customers ( that’s you, dear reader!!!!) about where the jewellery we sell at Lustre comes from. This question is often followed by whether I...

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...

STYLE GUIDE - WONDER WOMEN

STYLE GUIDE - WONDER WOMEN
When a ruffled dress and thoroughly impractical shoes is all that it takes to make a girl happy.   

STYLE GUIDE - THE GIRLS ROAD TRIP

STYLE GUIDE - THE GIRLS ROAD TRIP
So, whilst not exactly a road trip, I am super excited about the Fall break coming up, and with it, the mountain of unread books that I am finally going...

STYLE GUIDE - THE STRIPED BLOUSE

STYLE GUIDE - THE STRIPED BLOUSE
Anyone who knows me, knows that I live in my jeans. However, to make sure that I don't look like a struggling student, or journalist, I do try and polish...

STYLE GUIDE - HAVE YOUR GREENS!

STYLE GUIDE - HAVE YOUR GREENS!
  Because mum always told you to have your greens!  Ear Cuffs by Lustre HERE Bangle Cuffs by Lustre HERE

STYLE GUIDE - FLORAL SKIRT

STYLE GUIDE - FLORAL SKIRT
What's cuter than a floral skirt with a tank top in our hot and sultry weather? Paired here with strappy heels, a ladylike handbag and a demure lip. Necklace - SPECIAL...

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.

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 - SHIRT DRESS

STYLE GUIDE - SHIRT DRESS
The ubiquitous shirt dress. Everyone has one of these in their wardrobes. Treat it like a blank canvas and dress it up with a little bit of bling, and some...

STYLE GUIDE - SUMMER WORKWEAR

STYLE GUIDE - SUMMER WORKWEAR
With the full force of summer upon us, it can be tempting to shed layers even if you are going to work. Why not, instead opt for cooler colours, and...

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. ...

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