What do Samarra, Turkana and Timbuktu have in common?

What do Samarra, Turkana and Timbuktu have in common?

Samarra, Turkana and Timbuktu… places vaguely familiar that tend to conjure up images of distant lands. But that’s not all that they have in common. Each happens to be a World Heritage Site, as well as the namesake of some of my collections. So in honour of the...
Fool’s Gold

Fool’s Gold

I almost got fooled when I first saw the glittering gold rock. The Christmas craft market didn’t seem like the type of venue where they’d be selling hunks of gold. The stall vendor read the perplexed expression on my face and politely interrupted my thoughts, “It’s...
My Jewellery Story

My Jewellery Story

Having trained as a lawyer, I often get asked when and why I started making jewellery. What many people don’t know is that while I’ve always been mesmerised by different forms of adornment that I’ve encountered during my travels around the world, I never actually...
The Story Behind February’s Birthstone: Amethyst

The Story Behind February’s Birthstone: Amethyst

We all know that distinctive rich purple hue of Amethyst when we see it. It exudes an air of confident femininity, elegance and grace. It never fails to catch my attention when I see it, both in its raw form and when mounted in a beautiful piece of jewellery. You...
Welcome to the SHIKHAZURI Blog

Welcome to the SHIKHAZURI Blog

Welcome to the SHIKHAZURI blog, I’m thrilled to have you here! If you are as mesmerised about ethnic and tribal jewellery as I am, then you are in the right place. It is my pleasure to share with you the fascinating facts and stories that I gather about the...