For a lot of people who want to start experimenting with piercings, the ear is often the first place the turn to try out new trends and piercing positions. Standard earlobe piercings are ubiquitous and the norm across cultures world over. But the more adventurous types of ear piercings, such as dath, helix and conch, may have you scratching your head as to where they go. If you are looking to get a new ear piercing but aren’t sure what to choose from, we outline the basic areas of the ear where you can put a ring (or barbell) on… View Post

Those born between November 22 to December 21 fall under the zodiac star sign of Sagittarius and have the beautiful zircon as their birthstone. Zircon is one of the oldest minerals on earth and has been cherished as a gemstone for over two millennia. Found in a handful of locations, amidst the igneous rocks of the earth, zircon has a heart of fire. Its luminescence comes from a high refractive index, a light dispersion rate nearly as high as diamonds. The zircon plays with light like no other. Zircon that is colourless is often compared to diamond as it reflects… View Post

Although there are eleven birthstones listed for those who belong to Scorpio, the main gemstone that is said to represent the sign is topaz. Scorpios are passionate and always approach life with determination. Astrologists say that the stone that balances a Scorpio’s personality is topaz. It is believed that the blue shaded topaz keeps Scorpios calm and mentally strong, attracting negative energies away from them and bringing them a sense of joy and peace. As Scorpios are emotional, this encouragement of calm is said to help them be more level-headed and prevent them from being overwhelmed by their feelings. Those… View Post

Those born between 20th April and 21st  May fall under the zodiac sign of Taurus. It is a lucky sun sign because it has probably one of the best gemstones as its birthstone. The emerald belongs to the family of four stones believed to be the most precious gemstones in the world (diamond, emerald, ruby and sapphire), and is considered to be a royal gemstone. Taureans are said to be deeply influenced by Venus, therefore they have a fondness for beauty, jewellery and nature. It is no wonder then that astrology recommends the gorgeous emerald, with its lush green colour,… View Post

Lucky charms have been used through the ages to grant their wearers favourable fortunes and success in their endeavours. For millennia, tiny trinkets such as gemstones, amulets, carved wood and metals with deep symbolic representations have been held dear, especially during turbulent times – to help brace for storms of hardships or brave through long, treacherous journeys. These days, superstitions play less of a role in our daily lives. However, lucky charms are whimsical decorative adornments that can still add sentimental value and strong symbolism and meaning to the person wearing it. When bought or gifted with a special purpose,… View Post

The beautiful sapphire has been one of the most valued and cherished gemstones for centuries, its brilliant blue hue charming royalty and noblemen through the ages. Those born between August 23 and September 22, under the star sign of Virgo, are lucky to have this stunning gem as their zodiac birthstone. Virgos are known to be perfectionists who plan to the last detail and are extremely thorough in their execution of tasks and projects. Those born under this sun sign are extremely careful and hardworking, using their analytical and practical traits to help them achieve difficult and complex tasks.  … View Post

Feel like a gypsy queen out to conquer the world with your rustic charm. Dazzle onlookers with a kitschy display of pastoral glamour. When you feel the need to do your best tribal avatar, oxidised jewellery is what you need. It oozes the kind of antique, raw, wild charisma that women find irresistible. It adds a generous dash of vintage goodness that is utterly enticing. Mix it up with flowing prints, sheer blacks, pure whites, fierce monochromes or pastel ensembles, oxidised jewellery always delivers the bang for the buck. What is Oxidised Jewellery? Oxidation in silver or sterling silver occurs… View Post