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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 BEST IN SINGAPORE

LUSTRE X BEST IN SINGAPORE
I am so pleased to find that Lustre has been featured amongst some amazing jewellery brands on the Best in Singapore round up. Adding the excerpt below, and will then...

EIVOR - ORIGINS

EIVOR - ORIGINS
"...Fashion, style, and dressing to extremes have always been my thing and I love being in the business of discovering, creating, and nurturing beautiful things. Seeing the world through a photographers eye is a gift as you can find the beauty in everyday normality. You know that it is fleeting and you learn just how to capture it to make it last....."

JULY - KING OF GEMS

JULY - KING OF GEMS
For thousands of years, the Ruby has been considered one of the most valuable gemstones on Earth. It has everything a precious stone should have: magnificent colour, excellent hardness and outstanding brilliance. In addition to that, it is an extremely rare gemstone, especially in its finer qualities.

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.

THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE

THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE
RUMINATION'S ON MOTHER'S DAY In “ The importance of being Earnest”, Oscar Wilde wrote "All women become their mothers; that is their tragedy.” This was 1895, which was at least 100...

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.

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...

STYLE GUIDE - COOL BLUES

STYLE GUIDE - COOL BLUES
The Cool Blues and how to wear pearls without channeling in the "auntie" look. Being parsi means that pearls are a part of my DNA, so I always find it interesting...

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".

SUMMER IS HERE!

SUMMER IS HERE!
Ahhh! The heat is on! Which usually signifies a less is more, pared down approach to life. This year however there are a number of trends which have us forgo all...

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...

STYLE GUIDE - EMBROIDERED DENIM

STYLE GUIDE - EMBROIDERED DENIM
Whether you're drawn to flora, fauna, or quirky abstract prints, embroidery adds a little something extra to the denim styles you already love. Though it came around in August 2016, this trend...

EXPAT LIVING - READER FAVOURITES

EXPAT LIVING - READER FAVOURITES

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