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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.

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.

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.

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

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 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...

PREPPY STYLE WITH LUSTRE JEWELLERY

PREPPY STYLE WITH LUSTRE JEWELLERY
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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...

LUSTRE - WORN BY SABRINA SIKORA

LUSTRE - WORN BY SABRINA SIKORA
Meet former model - turned photographer/blogger, Sabrina Sikora,
She's fun. She's super polite ( these Southern girls - I LOVE them ), and she has the most wicked collection of jewellery I have seen. 
To go through her Insta feed is a pleasure, and she's one of those rarepopelj who is self effacing without coming across as insincere.
Am delighted she loves her Lustre pieces, and of course makes everything she wear look so glam.

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.

STYLE GUIDE - AT FIRST BLUSH

STYLE GUIDE - AT FIRST BLUSH
Pink - Represents compassion, nurturing and love. The passion and power of red softened with the purity of white. In color psychology, pink is a sign of hope. It is a...

STYLE GUIDE - CORAL & BLACK

STYLE GUIDE - CORAL & BLACK
Colourful Jewellery can be polished, and should be incorporated into your work wardrobe. Here our most eternal necklace style is featured in a glorious multitude of pinks, corals and pale browns. The...

STYLE GUIDE - WORKWEAR NEUTRALS

STYLE GUIDE - WORKWEAR NEUTRALS
Styling your workwear Neutrals with Ease. Classic tones of beige with a fun necklace, easy earrings, and stackable rings. Earrings: Smoky Quartz & Prasiolite Drops  Rings: Juna Neutral Mix  Necklace:...

GOOD AS GOLD

GOOD AS GOLD
There are many physical aspects of the yellow metal which are truly amazing. Gold is the most malleable (able to be hammered into very thin sheets) and ductile (able to be drawn into a fine wire) of all metals. It is so malleable that a goldsmith can hammer one ounce of gold into a thin translucent wafer covering more than 100 square feet only five millionths of an inch thick. It would be so thin that 1,000 sheets would be needed to make up the thickness of one newspaper page. Its ductility is equally amazing. One ounce of gold can be drawn into a wire 50 miles long! Furthermore, you only need one ounce of this marvellous metal to plate a thread of copper 1,000 miles long. 

LUSTRE - FEATURES ON TRAVELSHOPA

LUSTRE - FEATURES ON TRAVELSHOPA
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LUSTRE - FEATURES ON TRAVELSHOPA - MOTHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE

LUSTRE - FEATURES ON TRAVELSHOPA - MOTHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE
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