Is it you for whom the wedding bells toll? If matrimonial bliss is soon heading your way, the mangalsutra magic won’t be far behind. But just what kind of a mangalsutra should you wear? These days the options are so plentiful and the styles so diverse, you might have to take a deep breath and brace yourself when you decide which style you want to make your own. A ‘mangalsutra’ is the piece of necklace that married Hindu women wear around their necks. It is a symbol of unity between a man and a woman. Mangal means holy and sutra… View Post

Those born under the zodiac sign of Leo, between July 22 and August 23, are passionate beings, their zodiac symbol the mighty lion – the king of the jungle. The zodiac birthstone for Leo is, aptly, the lush green Peridot that bears a close resemblance to nature’s most loved hue. Leos are regal individuals, with an aura of royalty that surrounds them. They also enjoy being fawned upon and appreciate material comforts and luxuries. They value loyalty above everything and are extremely generous and giving to those who they are close to. Leos as individuals are generally very dynamic people,… View Post

Those born under the Cancer zodiac sign are known to be fiercely loyal and highly emotional, two traits often associated closely with the feeling of intense love. It’s no wonder then that the cancer birthstone representing these intuitive and imaginative beings is the ruby – the king of precious gems referred to as Ratna Raj in Sanskrit text. It’s intense hue and mesmerising sparkle a reflection of the embolden vibrancy and passion within a Cancerian’s soul. Cancer Birthstone Colour: Ruby Red The most precious and expensive rubies are a deep, rich red. In face, the word ‘ruby’ is derived from… View Post

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, a highly simple substance. It is made up of pure carbon – the basis for all life on earth. What makes it special? Aside from its glorious beauty, the diamond is the hardest known substance found, naturally. What differentiates this most cherished stone from common… View Post

Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, are confident and passionate. Those born under this sign are enthusiastic and optimistic, determined to do what they set out to achieve and courageous in their personal and professional lives. The aries gemstone, too, reflects these brilliant personality traits – the sparkling, valuable and hard diamond is an apt representation of these born leaders. However, in their quest to forge ahead, aries can sometimes be impatient and short-tempered, and can often come across as aggressive in their manner when their moodiness gets the better of them – just like the hardness that is… View Post

Aquarius is the eleventh astrological sign of the twelve zodiac signs. Being an air sign, an Aquarius mind is original, always alert and looking to be stimulated. That is why those born under this sign can become complacent and lack motivation if they’re not wholeheartedly interested or mentally stimulated in their endeavours.   The birthstone for Aquarius is beautiful Amethyst, which is said to lend a stabilizing effect to the personality and temperament of Aquarius, a sign that shys away from expressing emotions and can sometimes seem aloof and uncompromising. Amethyst is said to have a positive effect on many… View Post

Capricorns are characterised as some of the most determined and dedicated personalities of all the signs of the zodiac. These individuals born between December 22 and January 19 are usually high achievers, they’re highly ambitious and resolute but at the same time pragmatic and always ready to help those in need. Capricorns have a gorgeous zodiac birthstone in garnet, which is versatile and extensively used in jewellery. Let’s delve deep into the connection between Capricorns and this precious gem. Capricorn Birthstone Colour: A Variety Of Hues Capricorns are lucky in that their zodiac birthstone is garnet, which isn’t limited to… View Post