Travelling as a Woman in India

Travelling as a Woman in India

Travelling as a Woman in India Solo female travellers in India have hit the news in recent years after a number of disturbing attacks on foreign visitors. Travelling alone in countries which have distinct cultural differences and attitudes to women has always been a bit of a social hot potato. Should you cave into cultural…

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ethics of producing coloured gemstone jewellery

Ethics of Producing Coloured Gemstone Jewellery

Ethics of Producing Coloured Gemstone Jewellery The millennial world we live in is more concerned than ever about the traceability of its products. A trend that has its roots in food supply, has moved on to cosmetics, clothes and even jewellery. As a responsible society understanding the background of the items we buy, from the…

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Jaipur and Gemstones

Jaipur and Gemstones

Jaipur and Gemstones Jaipur is the gem cutting centre of the Indian jewellery trade. A place of heritage, colour and bustling Indian markets it is where we at Sushilla source and cut our semi-precious stones. We also work closely with skilled craftspeople in Jaipur to produce our distinctive jewellery. As one of the creative hubs…

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chakras and gemstones

Chakras and Gemstones

Chakras and Gemstones – Energy in Balance Imagine Chakras as energy points throughout your body. Each energy point has a specific function and purpose and getting all those Chakras working well leads to happiness, health and spiritual balance. The concept of Chakras has evolved from the most ancient of Indian sacred texts, the Vedas. Chakras…

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Tourmaline Nature's Rainbow Gem

Tourmaline Nature’s Rainbow Coloured Gem

Tourmaline Nature’s Rainbow Coloured Gem. Tourmaline may not be the most well know of the semi-precious gemstones but it is certainly one of the most fascinating. Naturally produced in a fantastical array of rainbow colours from deep black to subtle pinks and azure blue this is an endlessly versatile and beautiful stone. Sought out by scientists for its curious pyroelectric properties, prized by the Chinese for its beauty and mystics for it supposed other worldly powers,

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Coloured Gemstones for Meditation and Yoga

Coloured Gemstones for Meditation and Yoga

Coloured Gemstones for Meditation and Yoga

Stones and Self-Awareness

Which of us hasn’t been sat in bed sending an email at 11pm or checking our Twitter account as soon as we open our eyes? The advance of technology means our brains are rarely still. Meditation and Yoga both offer us something our bodies yearn for in an age of constant connectivity and stimulation, quiet.

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Aquamarine Stone Of The Sea

Aquamarine Stone of the Sea

Aquamarine  Stone of the Sea

The modern name for Aquamarine is derived from the Latin ‘aqua marina’ or water of the sea. It is easy to see why this semi-precious stone is so associated with the ocean, its blue-green depths and beautiful refraction of light are very like the movement of water. An old sailors tale describes this gem as the treasure of the mermaids and this image fits well with its delicate aquatic beauty.

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Coloured Gemstones and Superstitions

Coloured Gemstones and Superstitions

Coloured Gemstones and Superstitions

Precious and semi-precious stones have been entwined with human culture from its earliest beginnings so it comes as no surprise that there is a wealth of lore and superstition surrounding their use. To our ancestors these beautiful, glowing stones from the ground must have seemed like otherworldly objects filled with magic and the wearing of amulets to offer protection or to promote good luck and success was commonplace.

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Coloured Gemstones in Literature

Coloured Gemstones in Literature

Coloured Gemstones in Literature

Precious stones have held a special place in literature since the beginning of writing and a special place in the human psyche for much longer than that. Gemstones are so shaped by the meanings and values we have placed on them through the centuries that the stones are no longer just precious and beautiful jewels but a reflection of ourselves and our past. We may not all understand the deeper meaning of every stone but we often have an instinctive knowledge of a jewels meaning in literature and art, for example we associate diamonds with longevity or rubies with love.

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Wedding Guest Fashion 2016

Wedding Guest Fashion 2016

Wedding Guest Fashion – 2016

It’s that time of year and we can already hear the church bells chiming as we move further into summer and officially into wedding season. A time for fun, for love and for picking a drop dead gorgeous outfit to take you from chapel to party without, of course, upstaging the all-important bride. But what does the well-dressed wedding guest wear in 2016 we hear you cry!? Fear not as we take you through the hottest wedding trends of the year, paired with some stunning Sushilla designer jewels to add real wow factor to your outfit.

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