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 sensational beads, pendants, artefacts and stones that I collect from all around the world which I transform into wondrous pieces of adornment. I hope that you will be inspired to also create your own magnificent collection that reflects your style and which you can treasure for years to come.
My goal is to impart what I learn on my journey of adornment, philanthropy and travel, whilst encouraging you to be true to your individuality. I believe that we are all products of our environment and that each of us has unique experiences that reflect who we are, and influence the tastes and style that we develop. Living in a multi-cultural society and being exposed to diverse influences has drawn me to the exotic and developed a sense of wanderlust. That’s one of the reasons why I love fusing elements from different cultures; I think it reflects how we are global citizens and captures the essence of who we are.
I will also take you behind the SHIKHAZURI scenes – from my travels to exotic markets and souks around the world to source exquisite treasures for my jewellery, to sharing tips based on my experience should you decide to venture to the same locations.
Giving back is very important to me and I am particularly passionate about wildlife conservation, so I will keep you up to date on the different projects that you can support by buying SHIKHAZURI jewellery and spreading the word.
If you have any ideas or suggestions on content that you would like to see on this blog, please leave a comment or drop me an email at email@example.com – I would love to hear from you! I also encourage your thoughts, comments and questions on each post.
Thank you for reading, contributing and sharing. Here’s to being uniquely you!
This photo was taken in the Valley of the Crystals on Mount Roraima, Venezuela, during a trekking expedition to document the conservation needs of this ecologically significant region, and to support international efforts to secure UNESCO World Heritage status for Mount Roraima.
It is called the Valley of the Crystals because the whole valley is floored with innumerable white Quartz Crystal and is an incredible sight!
The picture captures my threefold passions: jewellery (the thought of all that Quartz still makes me giddy!), wanderlust and conservation.