A cool little blog about all things Lustre and gemstone related.
All opinions and blog posts are by Anaita Thakkar, unless otherwise stated.
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.
When selecting jewelry, I always look for versatile pieces that I can wear with anything from jeans to a cocktail dress. I also look for unique pieces that make a statement without trying to. I usually wear one accessory such as earrings and let those be the focus of my look.
See what Kamana Bhaskaran of blog Social and Style has to say about Lustre.
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".