The worldwide fascination with birthstones has been on for at least a few millennia. The Indians, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Persians are among the ancient civilisations that treasured these gems, these lucky birthstones according to date of birth, even thousands of years ago. The tradition, of course, has continued, for a variety of reasons. Precious gems make for wonderful trinkets and birthstone jewellery is as symbolic as it is beautiful. You may believe they bring you luck, or just love the way they look. It’s not uncommon to gift a birthstone necklace, a birthstone bracelet or other birthstone jewellery to… View Post

Astrological Sign – Libra Those born under the star sign of Libra are lucky to have Opal as their zodiac (Libra) birthstone. Libra Dates: September 23-October 22 Zodiac Symbol: Scales Libra Birthstone: Opal Libra Ruling Planet: Venus Libra Ruling Element: Air Opals display a wide range of colour that has been described to look like an entire galaxy inside a single stone. Each opal is unique and looks so as their structure results in unique plays of light and colours shining off their forms. These colours look stunning, like fireworks or lighting against a night sky. Libra is the only Zodiac sign that is represented… View Post

If you’ve bought a diamond, then you may have wondered if the diamond you own is real or fake. How to test a diamond for authenticity, how to tell if a diamond is real, etc. are some of the top queries we get at Jewellerista! Diamonds have always been tremendously valued and precious. Some legends say they’re part of the bright, twinkling stars, others describe them as the precious tears of the gods. For centuries, humankind has been infatuated by the sparkle and charm of these stunning stones. But for all its shimmer and gleam, the diamond is, in fact,… View Post

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

A few decades ago, Indian women preferred to buy jewellery from their trusted local jeweller, be it a personal milestone, an impulse buy or a wedding. However,  recent changes in consumer habits have indicated a gradual shift to shopping for jewellery at national jewellery houses with thriving presence across tier I, II & III cities. In fact, India is the second highest consumer of gold in the world and one of the leading exporters of gems and jewellery in the world. Precious metal, gemstone and birthstone jewellery market is huge in India and to supply the demand, there is no… View Post

Around the world, ethnic Indian jewellery has been described as ‘elaborate’, ‘hypnotic’, ‘extravagant’, and ‘intricate’. To the connoisseurs of jewels, traditional & ancient jewellery styles have always been fascinating for the sheer amount of craftsmanship it entails. One such form of jewellery, one of the oldest in India, is Kundan jewellery, hailed for its stately and resplendent appearance and masterful crafting. Kundan jewellery is a regular feature on actresses in Bollywood epics, an essential bridal adornment and the pride and joy of Indian women across demographics. What is Kundan Jewellery? It is a form of gemstone and glass jewellery that… View Post

Valentine’s Day is a day when all the romantics at heart are busy planning an eventful evening or daytime date to be spent with their special someone. If you are looking for the ideal Valentine’s Day gift for your lady love, what better way to show your appreciation than a beautiful jewel. From rings to bracelets, necklaces to earrings, we’ve put together the best of the best Valentine’s Day-themed jewellery. Check out these amazing pieces as well as details on where you can buy them below. Ring Rings make the perfect romantic gift on Valentine’s Day. Keep in mind that… View Post