As a 7th generation jeweller, coming from a long line of fine jewellery designers, her dad is also an established jewellery designer, it is easy to say that Kareena Nahar has the jewellery design gene. As a thirteen year old she started attending international jewellery events and fell in love with, as she describes it, … Continue reading Rising Gem: Kareena Nahar Fine Jewellery
There are so many rules for everything in life, some useful : Look left and right before crossing the road, Don’t eat a meal after 7pm, sit with your legs closed, wash dark colours separately. There also seem to be rules regarding jewellery wear but are these rules really needed? See what you think: Wear … Continue reading Rules are meant to be broken…aren’t they?
There’s the saying, ‘there’s nothing new under the sun’, it is true that trends come and go (bell bottom trousers for example) but there are some people who make a mark and are simply inimitable and here is a selection of some of our jewellery icons, all women with distinct personal style… in no particular … Continue reading Jewellery Icons
The first time you lock eyes with that piece of jewellery in the store, it glimmers. The stones sparkle and the metal catches every ray of light and it is love at first sight! The trouble comes when it starts to lose that sparkle. Well fear not, there are steps to take to avoid tarnishing … Continue reading Tender Love and Care: Gold
I remember a story my aunt told me of a friend of hers who bought several sets of diamond jewellery, with the hopes of pawning them off in harder times so imagine her utter shock when years later she took them to a pawn shop and was told that her precious diamond jewellery were in … Continue reading No. 1 Jewellery Detective Agency
For those of us who have not pierced our ear lobes, my apologies, there really is no question: clip ons are the only choice as well as ear cuffs of course. For others who have pierced ear lobes ( if you are Nigerian chances are your ears were pierced before you had a chance to … Continue reading To Clip or to Post…That is the jewelery lover’s question
Looking through magazines and browsing bustling markets such as the popular Balogun Market one thing is clear: African jewellery has many forms and are made in different materials and fabrics. There are rows and rows of stalls waiting to be discovered filled with jewellery created out of a mixture of fabrics. That made me think: … Continue reading It’s black, it’s white….err no it’s blurred lines?
The Queen of Pop, Beyonce, famously crooned ‘Who wants that perfect love story anyway…’ and it seems that is true also of jewellery! The Spring 2015 trend of perfect imperfection, which Harpers Bazaar calls ‘the unbalanced trend’ is pure perfection. Glorious stones in the spring colours of pinks, yellows, greens arranged in interesting designs reflect … Continue reading Beauty in Chaos!