SUMMER IS HERE! June 16 2017
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 minimalist touches, and embrace anything big, bold and audacious.
Pick a side, either side. Welcome to the crazed serial killer earring. Rather than the traditional pairing, runway stylists lightened the accessory and give emphasis to one side usually with an elongated, single stud dangler. This is not the time to be a wallflower. Pick a single punchy bold piece and leave the other ear bare.
Can’t bear to go naked on the other side? Pair it with a simple minimalist stud earring in the other ear.
Leave behind everything symmetrical and balanced. You could go all out and wear 1 each from 2 different pairs entirely, or take the subtler way out by keeping a little bit of balance by changing only some details and colours. Luckily, we have this sorted for you, in our newest arrivals with the multi gem chandeliers. Each pair is unique and one of kind. That makes your mismatched pair that teeny bit more special.
Want to amp it up just a little bit more? Our multi Tourmaline and Blue Opal cuffs stacked up on one side, gives this look that little extra bit of edge.
Get noticed! They will definitely won’t miss those gigantic pendants. Bold pendants give a rebellious vibe to a look especially when paired with leather jackets and or distressed jeans. Channel that alluring vintage feel with our huge pendants infused with gemstone touches.
Bollywood Rock Crystal Necklace HERE
Wonder Woman Style
Taking a cue perhaps from the summer’s biggest blockbuster hit, "Wonder Woman", designers are swearing off paired matched earrings, and in a twist of life imitating art, bringing in ( as a reverse statement) identical bracelets and cuffs worn on both handWould you wear one of these on each wrist? Or is it too much?
Gemstone & Druzy Cuffs HERE
So anyone who has followed lustre’s collection for a while, sees that I design somehthing with tassels every year. WHY?????? Whilst the fervent and sometime slightly rabid obsession with tassels might have passed, there is a poor possibility that we will ever bid adieu to this jewelry trend. I have paste jewellery that belonged to my great grandmother that has tassels in it. Besides, is there anything that screams the boho luxe vibe more effectively than a strategically placed tassel? I think not.
This year we have reinvented it with our happy tassel earrings as part of our Fiesta collection. Successfully spreading happy bohemian vibes, these earrings give a certain playfulness to any look.
Tassel Earrings HERE
The thing that makes trying out jewelry trends so much fun, is that its so easy to switch your look around. It's not as permanent as a tattoo, or as slow growing as a bad haircut.
As always we look forward to any comments you might have.
Wherever you are heading this summer, stay safe, and remember the sunscreen.
This article was written for Lustre Jewellery by Anaita Thakkar.
STYLE GUIDE - EMERALD GREEN May 16 2017
May signifies Spring, Green and Emeralds; The colour of growth, immortality, and life. It renews and restores depleted energy. Emerald green is an emotionally positive colour and is a balancer of our emotional, mental and physical energies.
As a colour it plays well with a number of others on the colour wheel. Always nice with beige, black and other calm neutrals. Think Emerald green skinnies with blush blouse goes really well. If you want to push the envelope just a teeny bit more, consider pairing it with Spruce, a deeper forest-green, Navy; not as harsh as black but just as safe. Chalk - which can brighten the look. However, if you're personality doesn't have the slightest bit of wallflower in it, consider our wild card and pair it with Eggplant. A rich sumptuous shade which makes for an unlikely but still interesting union.
Emerald greens at Lustre Jewellery
Decorating your home with this colour that is synonymous with wealth, prosperity and luxury, means that it goes well with other colours that evoke that same air of richness and elegance.
Where ever you choose to use this colour, it is guaranteed to be a sure hit.
What are your favourite greens? Do you wear, use or decorate much with green? would love to know.
STYLE GUIDE - NAKED 2 May 11 2017
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 I brought in the first collection of Naked, and I realised that I had to let part of that dream become something else . With good reason, the original earring style became best sellers. They are robust, they are easy, discreet, and timeless. They are available in a multitude of gemstones and are crafted in sterling silver. You can literally buy a pair in every colour. Keeping all those virtues in mind, I wanted to create a collection of earrings that fit all those points, but also expand the Naked Collection too.
Welcome to Naked 2. Your (truly) every day earring has arrived. Available in 10 gemstones, and in both a rhodium or gold finish, you are going to be literally spoiled for choice. Their functionality and ease means that you can wear them with just about anything, anytime, anywhere. And did we mention how affordable they are?
Check them out here
STYLE GUIDE - EMBROIDERED DENIM April 15 2017
STYLE GUIDE - LONG WEEKEND April 13 2017
Long weekend Getaway Plans.
When its always perfect weather for rompers and gladiators. When tropical prints are always in. When greenery is the colour of the season. No better time than now to pair with with a gorgeous green agate necklace and our green onyx and tourmaline earrings.
SPRING PASTELS - EASTER COLOURS ARE HERE March 25 2017
STYLE GUIDE - WORKWEAR WHITES February 21 2017
With warm weather approaching rapidly, I find myself reaching for whites on a constant rotation. Paired here with a soft white tee, and black and white accessories, means that you don't have to think too hard.
STYLE GUIDE - THE WORKHORSE JACKET February 01 2017
Because every one of us has a demin jacket - ubiquitous and available in a wide range of prices. I usually throw one into my suitcase no matter where I am traveling. Paired here perfectly with a floaty frock, our fun light Temple earrings, our timeless Railroad cuff and Juna Rings.
STYLE GUIDE - DATE NIGHT January 22 2017
About last night -
With the aircon always blasting in Singapore, a denim jacket or a thin shawl are staples in my car. I love florals ( ask anyone who knows me) and paired with an assortment of jewellery that works well thematically or colour wise, I am usually ready well before the MOTH.
What are your weekend plans?
Juna Ring Stack HERE
Single Line Cuff HERE
Naked Earrings in Chalcedony - SOLD OUT
STYLE GUIDE - TRAVEL EASY January 15 2017
On my way to Jaipur for a manufacturing trip.
The weather is supposed to be a lovely 12 degrees YAY! ( puffy jacket in the bag)
But for the flight itself, I need something easy and stretchy ( thank you Christmas break), And I absolutely ❤️ THIS tassel necklace from our Boho Collection. I always get wonderful compliments on how unusual it is.
Excited about the new collections that I have planned and that will be coming soon to the Boutiques Spring Edition.
See you guys soon.
STYLE GUIDE - WEEKEND EDIT January 14 2017
While shorts and an easy blouse are always staples in Singapore, its so much nicer to do this when our winter is the equivalent of a warm summer in the UK. Today is 27 degrees Celsius and seems like a perfect day to put on some shorts, a fun tassel necklace and gladiator sandals.
Bring on the weekend errands!
Boho Necklace by Lustre found HERE
STYLE GUIDE - COOL BLUES November 14 2016
The Cool Blues and how to wear pearl without channeling in the "auntie" look.
Being parsi means that pearls are a part of my DNA, so I always find it interesting when people tell me that they "can't" wear pearls because they look too grown up. Having mulled it over for a while, I realised that I wear pearls in every colour, shape, size and length with just about anything I own, and never feel that they look too "grown up.". Admittedly I am now officially "grown up" age, but hey ho.
Here we have paired our fabulous Blue Topaz and Pearl Necklace with a pair of ice blue pants, and an easy grey t shirt. Wear elegant sandals so that the look still looks polished. And there you go!
We have a crazy November - what are you folks up to?
STYLE GUIDE - MOJITOS October 30 2016
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 oz glass - and lets face it 8 oz isn't very much.
Whenever I see aqua chalcedony though, for some bizarre reason it always makes me think of mojito days. So here goes.
I love these new Naked bracelets. Check them out here if you haven't already.
And the Blue Topaz and Chalcedony Oval drops are perfect for whatever shape your face is. In a perfect colour combination that calms and soothes. Find them here
Dont be disheartened if these pieces are sold out, as you will find that we bring this gemstone in quite a bit.
Happy weekend peeps.
STYLE GUIDE - WONDER WOMEN October 19 2016
When a ruffled dress and thoroughly impractical shoes is all that it takes to make a girl happy.
STYLE GUIDE - THE GIRLS ROAD TRIP October 01 2016
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 to have time to read.
While away on break, I do tend to throw in my bag some goodies to wear just in case, I am actually not going to be a creature of solitude.
Topping the list is always a long necklace, and great earrings. I do find that I wear my green and blue jewellery the most.
Featured here with an easy pair of shorts and a great top ( and always a hat and sunnies) is one of my favourite necklaces from the Dharma collection, and a pair of green onyx earrings.
Wherever you are headed for your break, be safe, and remember the sunscreen.
Necklace - Shop HERE
Earrings - Shop HERE
STYLE GUIDE - THE CITY BRUNCH September 19 2016
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 are plagued constantly with here in Singapore. Keeping that in mind, perhaps if the legs are bare, and the top is sleeveless those covered up feet won't feel the heat as much.
What do you think? Brogues for Singers, = Yay, or Nay?
Shop Rings HERE
Shop Cuff HERE
STYLE GUIDE - THE STRIPED BLOUSE September 07 2016
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 them up a bit.
It's been a hectic week and I am even more grateful that my "uniform" consists of jeans, a cute blouse, a fab stack of rings, and low heels for all the running around.
Looking forward to Fri- yay! Nearly there!
Ring stack in SMOKE II over HERE
STYLE GUIDE - HAVE YOUR GREENS! August 31 2016
STYLE GUIDE - FLORAL SKIRT August 19 2016
STYLE GUIDE - LADIES POWER LUNCH August 08 2016
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
Necklace - Golden Eye available HERE
STYLE GUIDE - JUNA HAPPY August 04 2016
Grabbing the tail end of the summer break with the stuff that makes me happy.
I used to be someone who pretty much owned white, black and a few pieces in beige. Somehow since I got married and moved to Singapore, I have slowly become someone who loves colours and prints.
These Juna rings ( now on SALE ) come in 17, yep, thats right SEVENTEEN different gemstones and colours. Enough to make you happy, and find a ring ( or two or three) to go with every colour in your wardrobe.
STYLE GUIDE -BEAST MODE BEGINS July 30 2016
Beast Mode begins. The end of the summer is officially upon us at our home and I have been shopping online for a whole slew of Nude coloured clothing. Paired with a simple white blouse, heels and our fabulous Peach Cobbler Necklace.
Necklace - Peach Cobbler HERE
STYLE GUIDE - ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK July 28 2016
I've said it before like a hundred times to the MOTH!!!! A striped Tee is a neutral When in black and white, its like the double whammy of neutrals. You can literally pair a striped T with anything - florals, checks, houndstooth...... and best of all with those super bright pants that you bought and are now in doubt about!!!!!.
Necklace - Carnelian with Agate Beads
Cuff - Tibetan carved Cuff
Rings - Juna in Red Onyx (SALE)
STYLE GUIDE - SHIRT DRESS July 25 2016
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 heels to look more like a well thought of look, than schlumpadink.
Necklace - Tumbled with Smoky Quartz
Necklace - Smoky Quartz with Flowers
Earrings - Naked in Smoky Quartz & Gold
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