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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.

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

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

PREPPY STYLE WITH LUSTRE JEWELLERY

PREPPY STYLE WITH LUSTRE JEWELLERY
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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 - 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...

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.

STYLE GUIDE - TROPICAL STROLL

STYLE GUIDE - TROPICAL STROLL
Because there's few things more forgiving than flat sandals ( let you walk for miles ), a crop top that just hits the waistband ( allows you to over indulge...

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