“IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS. DO IT RIGHT, OR NOT AT ALL”
Born in India where yellow gold has been the fashion statement for centuries, Anaita Thakkar has always had a contemporary and rebellious love for gemstones and silver jewellery. At the time, though gemstones and silver were worn mostly by students and bohemians, to Thakkar they always had a great appeal.
When she moved to Singapore and started a family, she found that while there were many brands that sold costume or crystal jewellery at inflated rates, none offered handmade, all-natural gemstone jewellery at pocket friendly prices.
She set out to create Singapore’s first gemstone jewellery brand that not only prides itself on staying around the $300 price tag, but embraces uncompromising quality. Keeping her commitment to modest pricing and low overheads, Thakkar chooses an online presence rather than bricks-and-mortar - although you can make an appointment to meet with her at her studio.
A self-taught designer, Thakkar gives herself free-reign to break the rules and embrace her creativity. As a result, Lustre jewellery is classic but completely original. After designing each piece, she works directly with the silversmiths to ensure their quality. She personally wears and tests every prototype to see if it pokes, scratches or needs any adjustments. Only once it is perfected does she have the design produced in extremely limited quantities, thereby fulfilling her vision of providing luxury products at modest prices.