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

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

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

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