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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.

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.

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...

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

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

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 CITY BRUNCH

STYLE GUIDE - THE CITY BRUNCH
  Still not sure whether I love or hate the idea of brogues in our weather. There is a certain freedom that my toes enjoy in the horrid humidity we...

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...

THE BOUTIQUE SOCIETY

THE BOUTIQUE SOCIETY

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

PREPPY STYLE WITH LUSTRE JEWELLERY

PREPPY STYLE WITH LUSTRE JEWELLERY
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