GET THE LOOK: SPIRITUAL CONNECTION WITH TH’HABA JEWELRY

I have been longing to explore more jewellery with deep spiritual symbolism, and as luck would have it, the universe has recently rewarded me. A wonderful Kuwaiti jewellery designer and architect in one, Abrar Al Ebrahim, shared the story behind her Th’haba Jewelry and presented me with an opportunity to choose from the delicate jewels from her THAMANIYA and YIELD collections to create an otherworldly look.

My feelings from wearing jewellery with such powerful symbolism inspired me to create a completely white outfit with a feather-like flowing white Teatum Jones dress. I was like a portal open to receive the universal energy and Th’haba Jewelry was enabling this positive energy to flow!

Gazing at the two-finger ring from THAMANIYA collection on my hand I’m suddenly struck with a realisation that it is the accurate representation of a pyramid! The name of the collection itself means eight in Arabic and pays homage to the initial 8-sided design of ancient Egyptian pyramids. Number 8 itself has a strong spiritual reference to infinity and the peak state.

The designer Abrar Al Ebrahim was inspired by the energy she experienced inside a pyramid, when she was on spiritual journey in Egypt. The open disconnected hoop style earrings, the delicate bangle bracelet and the splendid choker that I am wearing are all crafted from 18 kt yellow gold adorned with a brilliant diamond on top of each pyramid structure.

“THAMANIYA collection is a salute to how an 8-sided entity can create a portal, where you are elevated if you use it properly. And 8 is the number you should use for that. Even in the Quran there is a phrase meaning the throne of God is carried by eight. Even in the Quran there is correlation to the number 8 and its spirituality” – Abrar Al Ebrahim

To complete my look I chose one of the rings with Arabic lettering from Th’haba YIELD collection. Translated as “Yield and Surrender”, both words essentially have the same meaning. However, one is to give in for spiritual reason and the other for external reason. During my book-signing and Q&A event in Bahrain we discussed the art of jewellery self-expression. I believe that ring should have a personal meaning. And it is exactly what the “Yield and Surrender” ring is designed for: when the wearer looks at it, he reflects on his current state and decides whether to surrender and let it go or to surrender and let himself go…

JEWELLERY TH’HABA JEWELRY 

DRESS TEATUM JONES

PUMPS GIANVITO ROSSI

GLASSES FENDI EYEWEAR

Thanks for stopping by! Do you believe that jewellery can help on your spiritual journey? Leave me a message in the comments below.

I am extremely happy to announce that my new jewelry book – GEMOLOGUE: Street Jewellery Styles & Styling Tips – is now on Amazon. I’m so excited. It’s the first book of its kind solely dedicated to jewellery. 

You can sign up for GEMOLOGUE newsletter below and I also share  jewellery on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook  and Youtube if you’d like to connect, or feel free to say hello [email protected]

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GEMOLOGUE jewelry blog by Liza Urla is a celebration of fine, fashion and vintage jewellery featuring talented jewellery designers, trendy urban street style, exclusive interviews and rare jewellery reviews. This jewellery blog’s goal is to encourage and educate about jewellery online in a fresh and original fashion to inspire women and men across the globe in a fashion and travelling context.

Jewellery blogger, writer Liza Urla, the founder of GEMOLOGUE, is a London-based and NYC-educated gemologist, who has travelled to and lived in many countries. She is now one of the most influential digital jewellery tastemakers. Her jewellery influence has been acknowledged by Financial Times, The New York Times, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

*Photographed by Julia Flit. Styling and Art Direction by Liza Urla. All photos belong to GEM Kreatives for GEMOLOGUE.

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GEMOLOGUE BOOK SIGNING, JEWELLERY ARABIA BAHRAIN: THE ART OF JEWELLERY SELF-EXPRESSION

Can’t believe this is my second book signing already and what perfect place to host it but at Jewellery Arabia Bahrain – pearl central! Thank you all so much for coming and making your way through the labyrinth of jewellery displays to find me! It’s a long way away from London and my first book signing at Sotheby’s, but just as much fun. Many of you also tuned into my Instagram Live feed and my takeover of Jewellery Arabia Bahrain Instagram, and I’m so grateful.

Since 2009 when I started GEMOLOGUE, I’ve been dedicated to inspiring my dear readers with beautiful jewellery and captivating photography. I wanted to show jewellery lovers and enthusiasts how to be creative and experiment with their own gem style. My new book, GEMOLOGUE: Jewellery Street Style & Styling Tips does just that. Showcasing some of my favourite looks, it’s packed full of engaging jewellery styling tips, the ultimate guide for jewellery lovers and enthusiasts and one that’s long deserved. With so many books about jewellery and fashion street style, I wanted to create something unique, fun, and engaging.

A special thank you to my gracious host (four years in a row!) – the lovely Azza Al-Hujairi of Azza Showroom at Jewellery Arabia Bahrain. How time flies! Last year we were presenting from her pink boutique at Jewellery Arabia Bahrain 2017, this year, we’re having a book signing. But not before a quick Q&A, and a great conversation about jewellery and pearls.

My eternal love for pearls has only grown over the past nine years, since I launched GEMOLOGUE. One aim of mine was to give pearls the recognition they deserve and showcase them for the natural wonders they truly are. Worn by the kings and queens of noble empires across the globe, and the rich and famous of Hollywood and the silver screen, pearls have always been a symbol of luxury.

My goal has always been to revive the perception of pearls, like this massive poster behind me clearly demonstrates. This is the look I wore to London Fashion Week to change the conversation from fashion to jewellery. We’ve been wearing jewellery long before we’ve been wearing clothes. My #jewelleryface went viral on social media and is featured in GEMOLOGUE: Jewellery Street Style & Styling Tips.

The first-ever natural pearl I saw up close was in Bahrain. For Bahrain, the pearl has a deeper meaning and holds a special place in the history, tradition, culture, and heritage of the Kingdom. This is why Bahrain speaks to me and I want to educate people and eliminate misconceptions about natural pearls. So I’m holding my first natural pearl choker giveaway to help raise awareness. You could win this stunning piece of contemporary jewellery before 1st December 2018! Click the link to learn how.

If you still haven’t got your copy of GEMOLOGUE: Jewellery Street Style & Styling Tips, you can order it on Amazon International.

In the meantime, here are a few jewellery styling tips from the Q&A. Everyone wanted to know the three most desirable pieces of jewellery every woman should own. Any jewellery lover instinctively knows that the more jewellery you have the better. But in the interest of time, I kept it to the absolute essentials and just three pieces.

1.  A SPECIAL RING TO TRANSPORT YOU

Besides your engagement and wedding rings, choose a ring you can wear every day that triggers some emotion or evokes a special memory. A ring is personal and could represent a mantra that means something to you or symbolize an attribute that empowers you. A ring should bring joy every time you touch it and hold it, transporting you to a better place.

2.  A NECKLACE TO EXPRESS YOURSELF

Express yourself with a necklace and think about what you want to say to the outside world. Only those looking at you can see the necklace you wear, so make a statement and choose carefully. What kind of impression do you want to make?

3.  EARRINGS TO ENERGIZE YOU

I personally adore statement earrings. The bigger the better! However, the size of your earrings is often influenced by the culture. In Brazil, women love huge earrings, but in the U.S., they prefer smaller earrings, and in Europe, they’re practically non-existent! Everyone loves studs, right! The trick with styling smaller earrings is to experiment with different styles like ear jackets, ear cuffs, and alternative designs. Earrings are an essential finishing touch to your look.

Diamond earrings are grand, but so too are many other beautiful and colourful gemstones, and let’s not forget pearl earrings. When it comes to earrings, it’s all about attracting energy and vibrations to yours ears, so choose a gemstone or pearl to match your inner rhythm.

I could have gone on talking about jewellery forever. The only way to find your perfect essential jewellery pieces is to look around. Browse GEMOLOGUE Instagram, discover stones you love, and find a style that fits you personally. Jewellery is a form of self-expression and individual style. So don’t let me tell you what you should wear, rather let me inspire you to experiment and try something new.

I hope my book, GEMOLOGUE: Jewellery Street Style & Styling Tips will inspire you to discover your own unique style.

Thanks for stopping by. What do you feel like my book shows? Please feel free to leave me a message in the comments below.

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I am extremely happy to announce that my new jewelry book – GEMOLOGUE: Street Jewellery Styles & Styling Tips – is now on Amazon. I’m so excited. It’s the first book of its kind solely dedicated to jewellery. 

You can sign up for GEMOLOGUE newsletter below and I also share  jewellery on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook  and Youtube if you’d like to connect, or feel free to say hello [email protected]

GEMOLOGUE jewelry blog by Liza Urla is a celebration of fine, fashion and vintage jewellery featuring talented jewellery designers, trendy urban street style, exclusive interviews and rare jewellery reviews. This jewellery blog’s goal is to encourage and educate about jewellery online in a fresh and original fashion to inspire women and men across the globe in a fashion and travelling context.

Jewellery blogger, writer Liza Urla, the founder of GEMOLOGUE, is a London-based and NYC-educated gemologist, who has travelled to and lived in many countries. She is now one of the most influential digital jewellery tastemakers. Her jewellery influence has been acknowledged by Financial Times, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

*Photographed by Julia Flit. Styling and Art Direction by Liza Urla. All photos belong to GEM Kreatives for GEMOLOGUE.

Material on this website may not be copied, broadcasted or adapted without written consent.

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JEWELLERY ARABIA BAHRAIN SOCIAL MEDIA TAKEOVER 2018

I have been taking over Instagram accounts of COUTURE and JCK Luxury as well as jewellery brands such as Diane Kordas and Azza Fine Jewellery. It’s always such a fun and creative experience! Hope you will enjoy my curation of the best jewels of Jewellery Arabia Bahrain 2018 in my latest social media takeover!

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Today jewellery blogger and digital jewellery tastemaker Liza Urla of @GEMOLOGUE will be taking over our account to share her jewellery curation of Jewellery Arabia Bahrain 2018. See the show through Liza’s eyes and join us on her journey! #gemologuebook #jewelleryarabia #bahrain #gemologue #saudiluxury #bahrainluxury #luxurylifebahrain #fashionaccessories #jewellerylover #jewelleryaddict #watches

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Instagram takeover by Liza Urla of @GEMOLOGUE, jewelry blogger and digital jewellery tastemaker: Could’t be happier today because of my official social media takeover with @jewelleryarabiabahrain! It’s so nice to meet you all! Together let’s discover some breathtaking jewels! #JewelleryArabiaBahrainXGemologue #jewelleryarabia #gemologue #jewelleryarabiabahrain2018 #bahrain #saudiluxury #bahrainluxury 📸 @gemkreatives @juliaflitphotography

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Instagram takeover by Liza Urla of @GEMOLOGUE, jewelry blogger and digital jewellery tastemaker: I am delighted to invite you to my book signing and a jewellery talk with Azza of @azzashowroom! My book GEMOLOGUE: Street Jewellery Styles & Styling Tips is the first book of its kind solely dedicated to jewellery. Do not miss it as I will sign the first 20 copies for you! I am looking forward to seeing you all at 5 p.m. in the entrance hall! #JewelleryArabiaBahrainXGemologue #jewelleryarabia #gemologue #jewelleryarabiabahrain2018 #bahrain #saudiluxury #bahrainluxury 📸 @gemkreatives @juliaflitphotography

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Instagram takeover by Liza Urla of @GEMOLOGUE, jewelry blogger and digital jewellery tastemaker: This splendid emerald earrings at @azzashowroom C15 is definitely made it to my jewellery curation of Jewellery Arabia 2018! Show-stopping creation! #JewelleryArabiaBahrainXGemologue #jewelleryarabia #gemologue #jewelleryarabiabahrain2018 #bahrain #saudiluxury #bahrainluxury 📸 @gemkreatives @juliaflitphotography

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Instagram takeover by Liza Urla of @GEMOLOGUE, jewelry blogger and digital jewellery tastemaker: To me pearls are miracles of nature! Their mesmerising glow, their timeless elegance and rarity enchant millions of jewellery lovers around the world. This choker by @almahmoodpearls adorned with Bahraini natural pearls is just absolutely breathtaking! SWIPE 👉 #JewelleryArabiaBahrainXGemologue #jewelleryarabia #gemologue #jewelleryarabiabahrain2018 #bahrain #saudiluxury #bahrainluxury 📸 @gemkreatives @juliaflitphotography

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Instagram takeover by Liza Urla of @GEMOLOGUE, jewelry blogger and digital jewellery tastemaker: If you are in Bahrain today you are probably one of the 50,000+ visitors of Jewellery Arabia Bahrain 2018! With all jewellery creations on sale being one-of-a-kind, it is important not to miss @azzashowroom C15 booth and take your chance to see this diamond necklace transformer @mikejosephjewellery with your own eyes! SWIPE 👉 #JewelleryArabiaBahrainXGemologue #jewelleryarabia #gemologue #jewelleryarabiabahrain2018 #bahrain #saudiluxury #bahrainluxury 📸 @gemkreatives @juliaflitphotography

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Instagram takeover by Liza Urla of @GEMOLOGUE, jewelry blogger and digital jewellery tastemaker: I am so lucky to visit Jewellery Arabia Bahrain 2018 and see its jewellery wonders with my own eyes! Strolling through the sparkly pavilions @azzashowroom booth caught my eye with these limited edition marquetry jewellery boxes by @silviafurmanovich #JewelleryArabiaBahrainXGemologue #jewelleryarabia #gemologue #jewelleryarabiabahrain2018 #bahrain #saudiluxury #bahrainluxury 📸 @gemkreatives @juliaflitphotography

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Instagram takeover by Liza Urla of @GEMOLOGUE, jewelry blogger and digital jewellery tastemaker: One thing I love the most about Jewellery Arabia Bahrain is that it brings so many jewellery lovers, designers and industry professionals in one place! Happy to enjoy this celebration of fine jewellery trying on these charming diamond and ruby chokers by @azzafinejewellery ! #JewelleryArabiaBahrainXGemologue #jewelleryarabia #gemologue #jewelleryarabiabahrain2018 #bahrain #saudiluxury #bahrainluxury 📸 @gemkreatives @juliaflitphotography

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Instagram takeover by Liza Urla of @GEMOLOGUE, jewelry blogger and digital jewellery tastemaker: What a magnificent @boucheronbah Plume de Paon rose gold diamond ring and malachite Serpent Boheme necklace! I’m sure you’re all holding your breath right now! #JewelleryArabiaBahrainXGemologue #jewelleryarabia #gemologue #jewelleryarabiabahrain2018 #bahrain #saudiluxury #bahrainluxury 📸 @gemkreatives @juliaflitphotography

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Instagram takeover by Liza Urla of @GEMOLOGUE, jewelry blogger and digital jewellery tastemaker: My advice to all jewellery designers displaying their wonderful jewellery creations at Jewellery Arabia Bahrain 2018: Be proud of yourself for how far you’ve come and never stop pushing to be the best you can be! This Macri Giglio cuff by @buccellatimilan is another fascinating example of the craftsmanship talent behind each piece on display today! #JewelleryArabiaBahrainXGemologue #jewelleryarabia #gemologue #jewelleryarabiabahrain2018 #bahrain #saudiluxury #bahrainluxury 📸 @gemkreatives @juliaflitphotography

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Instagram takeover by Liza Urla of @GEMOLOGUE, jewelry blogger and digital jewellery tastemaker: Love wearing these eye-catching diamond studs with rubies by @picchiotti_fine_jewellery SWIPE 👉 #JewelleryArabiaBahrainXGemologue #jewelleryarabia #gemologue #jewelleryarabiabahrain2018 #bahrain #saudiluxury #bahrainluxury 📸 @gemkreatives @juliaflitphotography

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Instagram takeover by Liza Urla of @GEMOLOGUE, jewelry blogger and digital jewellery tastemaker: In this two fingers ring by @ara_vartanian marries the intense colour of Paraiba Tourmaline making it one of my most favourite pieces I have seen today! #JewelleryArabiaBahrainXGemologue #jewelleryarabia #gemologue #jewelleryarabiabahrain2018 #bahrain #saudiluxury #bahrainluxury 📸 @gemkreatives @juliaflitphotography

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Instagram takeover by Liza Urla of @GEMOLOGUE, jewelry blogger and digital jewellery tastemaker: These marvellous expandable creations by @picchiotti_fine_jewellery radiates in an explosion of rubies, sapphires and emeralds. It’s so beautiful to photograph! SWIPE 👉 #JewelleryArabiaBahrainXGemologue #jewelleryarabia #gemologue #jewelleryarabiabahrain2018 #bahrain #saudiluxury #bahrainluxury 📸 @gemkreatives @juliaflitphotography

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Instagram takeover by Liza Urla of @GEMOLOGUE, jewelry blogger and digital jewellery tastemaker: How beautiful is this jewellery photo of @fernandojorge earrings set with mother of pearl and diamonds? If you like how this picture preserves the colour and original sparkle of gemstones, you might find a few jewellery photography tips by @gemkreatives useful for showcasing your jewellery creations from the best angle! #JewelleryArabiaBahrainXGemologue #jewelleryarabia #gemologue #jewelleryarabiabahrain2018 #bahrain #saudiluxury #bahrainluxury 📸 @gemkreatives @juliaflitphotography

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Instagram takeover by Liza Urla of @GEMOLOGUE, jewelry blogger and digital jewellery tastemaker: Thank you for following my Instagram takeover and my curation of finest jewellery creations of Jewellery Arabia Bahrain 2018! My jewellery journey is about relationships, knowledge, expertise and understanding! Follow my jewellery journey around the world at @gemologue and my insider advice for jewellery industry at @gemkreatives! #JewelleryArabiaBahrainXGemologue #jewelleryarabia #gemologue #jewelleryarabiabahrain2018 #bahrain #saudiluxury #bahrainluxury 📸 @gemkreatives @juliaflitphotography

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Thanks for stopping by! Which photo do you like the most from my social media takeover of Jewellery Arabia Bahrain 2018 Instagram account? Leave me a message in the comments below.

I am extremely happy to announce that my new jewelry book – GEMOLOGUE: Street Jewellery Styles & Styling Tips – is now on Amazon. I’m so excited. It’s the first book of its kind solely dedicated to jewellery. 

You can sign up for GEMOLOGUE newsletter below and I also share  jewellery on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook  and Youtube if you’d like to connect, or feel free to say hello [email protected]

SHOP MY FAVOURITE JEWELRY ONLINE:

Click Product to Zoom Fred Leighton Cushion Cut White Topaz Collet Drop Earrings

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GEMOLOGUE jewelry blog by Liza Urla is a celebration of fine, fashion and vintage jewellery featuring talented jewellery designers, trendy urban street style, exclusive interviews and rare jewellery reviews. This jewellery blog’s goal is to encourage and educate about jewellery online in a fresh and original fashion to inspire women and men across the globe in a fashion and travelling context.

Jewellery blogger, writer Liza Urla, the founder of GEMOLOGUE, is a London-based and NYC-educated gemologist, who has travelled to and lived in many countries. She is now one of the most influential digital jewellery tastemakers. Her jewellery influence has been acknowledged by Financial Times, The New York Times, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

*Photographed by Julia Flit. Styling and Art Direction by Liza Urla. All photos belong to GEM Kreatives for GEMOLOGUE.

Material on this website may not be copied, broadcasted or adapted without written consent.

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GEMOLOGUE JEWELLERY GIVEAWAY: BAHRAIN

Jewelry Giveaway! Thank you for participating in my GEMOLOGUE Jewellery Giveaway from Marbella and GEMOLOGUE Jewellery Giveaway from Dubai! 

Holiday season is just around the corner and I would like to spoil you with an early gift! You know that I have always appreciated natural pearls for their unique delicate glow. My aim is to raise awareness about pearls and to change their universal perception in the hope to give pearls the recognition they deserve and to showcase them for the natural wonders that they truly are. You can help me achieve my dream by telling me: why do you love pearls?

As a thank you, I am giving you a chance to win a stunning natural pearl choker by Azza Fine Jewellery! This Bahraini brand is walking hand in hand with the new generation led by women. The natural Bahraini pearl choker, worth £1,140  is a beautiful and versatile piece of contemporary jewellery and a great addition to any wardrobe! Adorned with 9.98 grams of 18k yellow gold, which traditionally highlights the hues in natural pearls it makes a perfect gift for yourself or someone you love!

Ready to win it? Only three conditions to follow on my Instagram giveaway post:

1. Like the giveaway post on GEMOLOGUE Instagram
2. In one comment please tell me why do you love pearls and tag two friends
3. Follow @gemologue and @azzashowroom

I will randomly choose one lucky winner on the 1st of December and publish the process in stories!

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GEMOLOGUE jewelry blog by Liza Urla is a celebration of fine, fashion and vintage jewellery featuring talented jewellery designers, trendy urban street style, exclusive interviews and rare jewellery reviews. This jewellery blog’s goal is to encourage and educate about jewellery online in a fresh and original fashion to inspire women and men across the globe in a fashion and travelling context.

Jewellery blogger, writer Liza Urla, the founder of GEMOLOGUE, is a London-based and NYC-educated gemologist, who has travelled to and lived in many countries. She is now one of the most influential digital jewellery tastemakers. Her jewellery influence has been acknowledged by Financial Times, The New York Times, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

*Photographed by Julia Flit. Styling and Art Direction by Liza Urla. All photos belong to GEM Kreatives for GEMOLOGUE.

Material on this website may not be copied, broadcasted or adapted without written consent.

Jewellery Giveaway Terms and Conditions:

1. Key Dates. Start Date and time: 20/11/2018 12:00, End Date and time: 01/12/2018 12:00 Any entries received before / after these dates won’t be counted.
2. Restrictions. Only open to people who are 18 years or over at the date of their entry.
3. One winner will be selected by electronic random draw on 01/12/2018. They will be contacted personally (as soon as possible and must provide us with their address within 7 days or another winner will be chosen).
4. We may use the winners name and Instagram to publicly announce the winner of this competition. By entering this competition should you be the winner you are authorising us to use your name on media such as, but not limited to, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and our website.
5. Data Protection. By entering the competition, you are automatically consenting to receiving marketing communications from us via email. You can opt out of this at any time. We never share any of your details with third parties.

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LOVENESS LEE AMMIL RING REVIEW 5/5 (3)

Imagine for a moment if Nature herself were your designer for a magnificent piece of jewellery. What kind of wonder would she create and would it be like anything you’ve ever seen before? Let me introduce you to the unique beauty of this Loveness Lee Ammil ring. With such vibrant hues, dynamic shapes, and organic textures, Loveness Lee Ammil ring is created with the help of nature and the skill of talented designer Loveness Lee to produce jewellery that is as colourful as it is unique.

“By collaborating with nature, I let it do the work for me – I am able to create naturally unpredictable shapes, colours and textures that cannot be replicated, which gives a special value to my collection.”

Design  3 Stars
Value for money 4 Stars
Showstopper 3.5 Stars
Durability 4 Stars
Craftsmanship 3.5 Stars
GEMOLOGUE SCORE 3.5 Stars
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Loveness Lee Ammil ring screams style and daring, and speaks to my passion for self-expression and jewellery that has a story to tell. A definite conversation opener, and a real statement piece with a poetic aesthetic, I love pieces of jewellery like this! Even Loveness Lee’s description of the ring made my imagination go wild!

What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Ammil:  An Old English term for ‘enamel’ used for those warm winter days when the whole of Dartmoor is transformed into a glistening ice crystal palace. Ammil is the thin layer of ice that coats every leaf, twig, and blade of grass after a flash freeze. On the perfect day, the whole moor sparkles and glitters like a diamond encrusted landscape.

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Let me tell you a secret – serendipity is my favourite part of life. So, it was a happy moment when I got engaged in Venice a few months ago and discovered the word was engraved on my engagement ring. Serendipity plays a big part in the Loveness Lee design process and the shapes, colours, and textures that come out of it. Although consistently recognisable, it’s never predictable. Loveness Lee describes it as a ‘trans-natural’ concept created when nature, science, and art work together in harmony. The result is always unique and of course, serendipitous!

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Individually cast in bronze with applied patination, each Loveness Lee Ammil ring is gold plated to preserve the desired effect and finish. This ring was made in Loveness Lee’s London workshop using cuttlebone casting and patination to create a unique colour and texture in each piece.

Loveness Lee Ammil ring is available online for £375.

GEMOLOGUE by Liza Urla features exquisite global discoveries, trendy urban street style, exclusive interviews and rare jewellery reviews – a celebration of fine jewellery, fashion jewellery and vintage jewellery.

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GEM TALK WITH KENZA EYZAGUIRRE, LUXURY PR & EVENTS MANAGER

The series of interviews with women and men who have personalities, story to tell and their own GEM style. They make it happen for themselves all over the world and follow GEMOLOGUE by Liza Urla.

Join me while I interview Kenza at the new Nobu Hotel Marbella, which is practically her home away from home. Kenza is a modern woman with Haiti-American upbringing, European heart and Parisian flair. She is a beautiful person with a kind soul and a passion for art. Her jewellery box is eclectic: from hand-made treasures from all over the world to one-of-a-kind pieces inherited from her family. Her impressive career journey from Chanel to Boucheron has made her into the woman she wants to be, and with Pippa Small for an aunt she is destined for greatness! But what really makes her a unique personality is her all-consuming kindness. Meet Kenza Carlson Eyzaguirre!

Name: Kenza Carlson Eyzaguirre
Alma Mater: American University of Paris
Occupation: PR & Event
Hometown: Marbella, Spain

LOCATION AT TIME OF INTERVIEW: Nobu Hotel Marbella. As for the restaurants in Marbella I love going to Serafina, beach clubs Chiringuito Ibiza and Marbella, MC Beach Marbella Club. My favourite shops are A concept, Lagoon, Ekseption Puerto Banus.

IN THE BEGINNING: I grew up surrounded by artists and designers in my family and therefore my passion for art and history began as a child. As well as my interest in jewellery, as my mother would design and create pieces at home and we have two well-known and admired gemologists in the family. In university in Paris I began studying art history, which was the ideal city to study it, as Paris itself is the best museum. From art history I went on to study marketing and international communications, which I thought would enable me to have a broad choice of career opportunities. My first internship was in Geneva at the UN and then I moved on to the luxury sector in Paris. From there I decided to take a break in Marbella my hometown for a few months and ended up staying. My friends from Paris, the Moretti brothers from the Moretti & Moretti gallery the biggest street art and pop art gallery in the world, decided to open in the Marbella Club Hotel. I was going to help them to take care of the gallery in Marbella, while they were in Paris, and I ended up staying with them and my unknown passion for street art began! I would like to eventually have my own concept gallery with rotating exhibitions of up-and-coming artists.

USA OR EUROPE: I prefer to live in Europe as it is so accessible to travel in between all the cities and I love the old world charm Europe has and history. The US is a fantastic place to visit and I love L.A. however, I prefer Europe to live. I grew up in Marbella always traveling back and forth with my mother to California until the age of 10 and then we moved to Tennessee were I studied in high school. At the age of 17 I moved back to Europe to study at American University of Paris.

PARIS: I lived in Paris for 17 years and after university went on to work for several luxury brands. Now I still go back three times a year during fashion week as the city is at its best during this time, the streets become a circus of colour and interesting characters! My favourite place is Hotel Costes, it has the best ambiance by far.  In winter I love the George V for tea, and the newly renovated Ritz. The rue Cler in the 7ème were I used to live is charming with the fresh fruit and vegetables stands and the best boulangeries, and Le Petit Cler a typical french bistro has the best cuisine! La salad nicoise and omlete au champinions and the fresh rhubarb and pear crumbles! The YSL museum foundation of Avenue Marceau is tiny, therefore more intimate with rotating exhibitions! St. Germain, of course, the Cafe Flor is a must and has one of my favourite tarte tatins! “Apple tart”. Assouline book shop just off of the Eglise de St. Germain is wonderful, I could spend hours there.

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MARBELLA: I was born in Marbella, but left as a child to the States and then to Paris. However, I would always come to visit for the holidays. One has the best quality of life here, wonderful weather, it is safe not overcrowded and the proximity to the mountains and sea is ideal! My favorite places here: La Tienda restaurant in La Virginia, it was one of the first restaurants in Marbella. It has kept its old world charm and Andalusian feel in a beautiful setting. It is very romantic and picturesque! I love Serafina restaurant in Puente Romano, delicious cuisine and you are in the middle of all the action of the plaza of the hotel. Marbella Club in the summer with its patio parties is great fun! They host studio 54 and flower power parties with fantastic decorations and costumes. MC Beach is another favourite, I love the turquoise colours of the beach club, it is my favourite colour. Celicioso the gluten-free cafe for the juices is the best!

VEGANISM: My mother has been vegan her whole life so as a child when I lived with her in the States I was used to eating a plant-based diet. For me its the norm, when I moved back to Spain and then Paris I started eating fish again as seafood in the Mediterranean is essential and so healthy, I honestly think a pescaterian diet is the healthiest, however about two years ago I became more and more conscious of our planet, the environment and sustainability and I cut out all fish and dairy, anything coming from an animal even honey. It is a personal decision of mine and I feel wonderful. I tend to eat raw vegan, nothing processed and no artificial sugars. In winter it is a bit harder so I have plenty of pumpkin, cauliflower soups, sweet potatoes and steamed vegetables. I am constantly researching information about ocean conservation, anti-plastic campaigns and veganism. I am also collaborating with the environmental projects with seminars and hospitality events, which I hope to do more of as I do believe it is the future and want help make the world a better place!

BOUCHERON: I worked for Boucheron in Place Vendome in the PR and marketing department which was a most rewarding experience as Boucheron is the oldest Haute Joaillerie House in France!

CORTO MOLTEDO: At Corto Moltedo back then (the son of the founders of Bottega Veneta), it was a new exciting pop up brand located in Palais Royal with funky 80’s inspired clutches and accessories. I was involved in the marketing and press relations for shoots and events we hosted in-house at the Palais Royal boutique. We had a fantastic Christmas party with his newest models designed with sequence and green and red python Susan clutches. Corto, the designer, has such a charm and way with people/ clients that once you meet him you become enamoured with his brand, he represents cool funk, the latest contemporary trends inspired by the underground music and art scenes resulting in cutting edge designs on classic models.

SHOP CORTO MOLTEDO:

CHANEL: I worked briefly for Chanel and then the buying office Mint on Rue St. Honore. I took care of the U.S. market for Saks Fifth Avenue NY.  At Chanel I worked at several of their boutiques on a temporary contract in client guest relations. During my experience I was able to learn about the intricate details that go into each design and the marketing behind the presentation and packaging is all about an experience unique to Chanel, which is what the customer stays with. Chanel is very smart in targeting the sensory detail of memory and emotion, so when a customer walks into a Chanel he immediately enters the Chanel world: the scent, the presentation, the packaging, the camellia etc. They are meticulous to detail. What most impressed me about Chanel was my interaction with the Asian Market, the Chinese and Japanese would queue every morning in front of the boutiques with a list of pieces they would purchase. They had no limits and the shops would keep track of each client allowing them only to purchase a certain number. It reminded me of a Luxury version of McDonald’s fast shopping, one stop and go. At Mint, the buying office located on rue. St Honore, I learned a tremendous amount of how the buying process and collection selection is made for big department stores such as David Jones Australia, Hudson Bay Canada and Sacks Fifth Avenue US and Mexico. I was in charge of the US market meaning I would organize the buying agendas/ showroom visits, shows and entire fashion week agendas for the US buyers during the four fashion weeks of the year in Paris. We collaborated with Vanity Fair in a few events with upcoming brand presentations and I was lucky to meet upcoming designers, who were just beginning at the time and now have made it big (Haider Ackermann for example, who I am a big admirer of).

ALAIA: I remember my first visit to the Alaia showroom in the Marais, he held a small fashion show luncheon I was accompanying the buyers, I was able to see first hand the labor behind each dress. Alaia himself explained the process behind each creation, what inspired him and then the creativity process itself. One’s perception changes completely, he was indeed a genius!

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PIPPA SMALL: I love spending time in London helping at my cousin Pippa Small’s beautiful boutique in Notting Hill. Pippa is most admirable as she is first of all an anthropologist and philanthropist. Besides her talent as a jewellery designer she is a UN ambassador for the protection of endangered indigenous tribes among many other humanitarian works she is a part of. Most recently she began a collaboration with Turquoise Mountain, the woman’s foundation in Afghanistan were she designed a collection with the local women, which she has managed to promote and sell wonderfully, all of which brings attention and aid to these most needy area of the world. Pippa’s designs are organic and pay reference to several different cultures, which she then is able to support with proceeds from her sales and collaborations with local craftsmanship etc. I am proud of her continuous devotion to supporting and promoting the talent of those areas of the world that are most in need of help.

SHOP PIPPA SMALL JEWELLERY:

PR: From the gallery project I started assisting the hotel group Puente Romano and Marbella Club with Event Organization, fashion shows, art exhibitions and PR and my work with the group grew to my current role. The group has since partnered with Nobu with two new Nobu Hotels: one in Ibiza, Nobu Ibiza Bay, and a Nobu Boutique Hotel within the Puente Romano resort. I helped launch as well the first private members club of Marbella, called the Owners Club, also located within the Puente Romano resort. I continue to do events and PR for exterior companies.

POWER COMES FROM: From positive people around me, who I gain inspiration from.

ART: I was in Art Basel Miami last year and will return this year with several more new pieces and artists I want to meet! I do like the classics such as Cezanne and then pop art by Andy Warhol. My favourite is the black cat stencil work by Hijak and Konny Steding’s Bridget Bardot, and bright colourful oil on canvas abstract paintings by my mother’s cousin.

GEM STYLE: My jewellery style is a mixture really, I love ethnic Jewellery from Mexico, Turkey and Bali, where I have acquired several pieces during my travels. I love the intricate craftsmanship. I do like bold pieces, but generally for my personal use I like fine refined pieces, mostly gold. Most of my jewellery comes from my mother, they are my favourite pieces! Gold and turquoise and aquamarine. And also the evil eye pendants are my top favourite pieces along with the Kenyan elephant hair bracelets my mother had copied in gold for my father, which I have inherited.

TOPSHOP OR CHANEL: I generally prefer Topshop type brands for everyday wear paired with refined accessories, such as a Chanel purse, Isabel Marant boots and Anine Bing Tortoise sunglasses! Anine Bing and Isabel Marant with Gucci, Haider Ackermann, Ralph Lauren and YSL! My favorite pieces are vintage handed me down from my mother, aunt and godmother.

FIRST JEWELLERY: My first piece of jewelry were gold Cartier stud earrings, when I was two months old. In Spain, where I was born, baby girls have their ears pierced being a few months old. Jewellery design is a passion of mine and I have made several pieces for my own wear and friends and I used to sell locally in a friend’s boutique. The stones indeed must stand out to me, pearls, crystals, semi precious stones, turquoise, etc..

MY EVERYDAY JEWELLERY: My mother’s gold flower ring with a white diamond is my favourite, I never take it off. She had it designed in Tehran, Iran when she was living there as a teenager. My Kenyan inspired elephant hair bracelet in gold designed by mother for my father, I never take off either. My grandmother’s turquoise ring we had redone and mounted in gold in Mexico and my cousin Pippas’s simple gold bangles with a turquoise stone are my second skin!

PERFECT ENGAGEMENT RING: Buccellati’s engagement rings, they are feminine and delicate. And one designed by myself, yet to be decided how.

ROLEX OR CARTIER: Cartier is my favorite for watches, I bought my first tank Cartier in Place Vendome after I received a bonus from my first fashion week work at the buying office. They are classic, always elegant and I always add colourful watch bands I change: red, green and turquoise!

MEN JEWELLERY: Watches such as Omega, Blancpain, Audemars Piguet, Patek, Rolex and in Spain the men wear colourful leather or string bracelets and the silver Kenyan elephant bracelets.

JEWELLERY AS AN INVESTMENT: Mostly investing in gold, primarily more so than stones.

FASHION JEWELLERY: I don’t really wear fashion jewelry.

PERFECT GETAWAY: Kenya. I went to Nairobi and Masai Mara to visit charity projects we help sponsor and it was really a life changing experience. The beauty of the Kenyan people, their strength and creativity was inspiring. Also the food was exquisite, unexpected for a vegan like me! They had the best fresh fruit and vegetables! My favourite places in the world: Ibiza, Paris, Los Angeles, Mexico and still many more places I have to travel to and explore!

A PARTY TO REMEMBER: The Enchanted forest Party in Ibiza this summer at a private villa in the middle of the island. It was incredible, the Ettore estate was transformed into a fairytale! With over 1,000 guests everyone had the most elaborate costumes, a laser light show in the trees, a bohemian artisan market was set up with food stands and amazing DJ’s!

MY WEAPON OF CHOICE: Kindness.

WILD WISH: To go to the Cannes film festival, the Met Gala, amfAR and burning man all next year.

What is your favourite piece  from Kenza’s jewellery collection? Leave me a comment below! Thank you!

I am extremely happy to announce that my new jewelry book – GEMOLOGUE: Street Jewellery Styles & Styling Tips – is now on Amazon. I’m so excited. It’s the first book of its kind solely dedicated to jewellery. 

You can sign up for GEMOLOGUE newsletter below and I also share  jewellery on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook  and Youtube if you’d like to connect, or feel free to say hello [email protected]

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GEMOLOGUE jewelry blog by Liza Urla is a celebration of fine, fashion and vintage jewellery featuring talented jewellery designers, trendy urban street style, exclusive interviews and rare jewellery reviews. This jewellery blog’s goal is to encourage and educate about jewellery online in a fresh and original fashion to inspire women and men across the globe in a fashion and travelling context.

Jewellery blogger, writer Liza Urla, the founder of GEMOLOGUE, is a London-based and NYC-educated gemologist, who has travelled to and lived in many countries. She is now one of the most influential digital jewellery tastemakers. Her jewellery influence has been acknowledged by Financial Times, The New York Times, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

*Photographed by Anastasia Zanadvorova & Liza Urla. Styling and Art Direction by Liza Urla. All photos belong to GEM Kreatives for GEMOLOGUE.

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MIKE JOSEPH DIAMOND NECKLACE REVIEW, COUTURE DESIGN AWARDS 2018

Can’t tell you how exciting it is to walk into a show like COUTURE Las Vegas, knowing you’re going to be trying on some of the most bold and daring jewellery you can find. All that diamond sparkle and glittering gold gives me a rush of adrenaline and my heart starts to thump-thump against my chest so loud everyone can hear it!

Well, today my happy jewellery lovers, I’ve found something sexy and fascinating to show you: a cool and sophisticated diamond necklace designed by Armenian jewellery Designer Mike Saatji of Mike Joseph Jewellery. Winner of the Couture Design Award for Best in Diamonds Above $20,000, you won’t believe the craftsmanship that went into this fascinating design.

Meticulously crafted from gold and diamonds by 14 craftsmen in the Mike Joseph Jewellery Bangkok workshop, this statement necklace took six months to finish. It is a work of precision and harmony, with 2367 diamonds (39.59 carats) balanced precisely with 18k gold chains. My favourite part is that it doubles as a choker. Simply remove the tail and you have another piece of jewellery you can wear with a variety of outfits and different occasions.

I love the simplicity of this design, yet it is a complex jigsaw puzzle of individual numbered pieces attached separately together. The effect creates a statement necklace with fluidity that gracefully moves and sparkles with your every movement.

The inspiration for this piece came to Mike Saatji one evening when he was enjoying a glass of wine out on a restaurant patio at sunset in Paris. He saw a lady wearing a beautiful vintage Hermès scarf and he loved the fall and folds of the piece. He sketched a rough design on a napkin and later met with his technical team to discuss how they could achieve such a daring necklace without compromising on comfort and wearability. The result is this bold, award-winning necklace I’m wearing now. Pure perfection.

Are you surprised, looking at the photos, how much work goes into a piece of jewellery like this? Let me know in the comment below.

SHOP MIKE JOSEPH JEWELLERY:

I am extremely happy to announce that my new jewelry book – GEMOLOGUE: Street Jewellery Styles & Styling Tips – is now on Amazon. I’m so excited. It’s the first book of its kind solely dedicated to jewellery. 

You can sign up for GEMOLOGUE newsletter below and I also share  jewellery on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook  and Youtube if you’d like to connect, or feel free to say hello [email protected]

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GEMOLOGUE jewelry blog by Liza Urla is a celebration of fine, fashion and vintage jewellery featuring talented jewellery designers, trendy urban street style, exclusive interviews and rare jewellery reviews. This jewellery blog’s goal is to encourage and educate about jewellery online in a fresh and original fashion to inspire women and men across the globe in a fashion and travelling context.

Jewellery blogger, writer Liza Urla, the founder of GEMOLOGUE, is a London-based and NYC-educated gemologist, who has travelled to and lived in many countries. She is now one of the most influential digital jewellery tastemakers. Her jewellery influence has been acknowledged by Financial Times, The New York Times, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

*Photographed by Julia Flit. Styling and Art Direction by Liza Urla. All photos belong to GEM Kreatives for GEMOLOGUE.

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GET THE LOOK FROM THE MALDIVES: GREEN HUES IN SEVAN BICAKCI RINGS

As you might have seen my wedding ceremony took place in the Maldives earlier this year. I recently went back to this dreamy destination for the first time since that wonderful trip.  This time I came to my beloved Maldives to shoot a jewellery campaign for a Gem Kreatives‘ client.

I had just a few minutes to capture my Maldives gold jewelry look in the beautiful surroundings of the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli. My green hued outfit from the London-based Ukrainian knitwear designer Kukhareva blended in perfectly with the St. Regis Maldives design. You already know my love for craftsmanship, so this is why I like Kuchareva’s pieces: you can tell how much effort she puts into fabric creation in her London workshop.

You might have noticed that I’m obsessed with green at the moment. One of my favourite Sevan Bicakci rings with intaglio carved in the stone and painted inside to give this ring a light green colour was just meant to be worn in Maldives. This is one of Sevan Bicacki‘s sculptural rings, and it features three doves as a symbol of hope inspired by the Noah and the Ark story.

I completed my jungle look with H Stern gold ring crafted with diamonds and noble gold, unique to H Stern jewellery collection. This Genesis H.Stern Ring looks much softer against the skin due to the champagne colour of its diamonds.

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TOP AND SKIRT BY KUKHAREVA

GENESIS GOLD RING WITH DIAMONDS BY H.STERN

GOLD RING WITH YELLOW DIAMONDS BY SEVAN BICAKCI

Thanks for stopping by. Do you like colourful accents in jewellery? Leave me a message in the comments below

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I am extremely happy to announce that my new jewelry book – GEMOLOGUE: Street Jewellery Styles & Styling Tips – is now on Amazon. I’m so excited. It’s the first book of its kind solely dedicated to jewellery. 

You can sign up for GEMOLOGUE newsletter below and I also share  jewellery on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook  and Youtube if you’d like to connect, or feel free to say hello [email protected]

GEMOLOGUE jewelry blog by Liza Urla is a celebration of fine, fashion and vintage jewellery featuring talented jewellery designers, trendy urban street style, exclusive interviews and rare jewellery reviews. This jewellery blog’s goal is to encourage and educate about jewellery online in a fresh and original fashion to inspire women and men across the globe in a fashion and travelling context.

Jewellery blogger, writer Liza Urla, the founder of GEMOLOGUE, is a London-based and NYC-educated gemologist, who has travelled to and lived in many countries. She is now one of the most influential digital jewellery tastemakers. Her jewellery influence has been acknowledged by Financial Times, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

*Photographed by Julia Flit. Styling and Art Direction by Liza Urla. All photos belong to GEM Kreatives for GEMOLOGUE.

Material on this website may not be copied, broadcasted or adapted without written consent.

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GEMOLOGUE BOOK SIGNING, SOTHEBY’S: KEEPING THE MAGIC OF JEWELLERY ALIVE

Delighted so many of you could make it to my book singing and talk with the Head of Sotheby’s jewellery department. I was worried people wouldn’t be able to make it on a Friday afternoon, so I’m really grateful we had a full room. Many of you who couldn’t make it in person tuned into my Instagram Live. So a big thank you to everyone for finding time to join me. I enjoyed giving this talk; the questions you raised during the Q&A touched upon so many interesting topics with regards to the world of jewellery, it was a joy.

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I love travelling to places where jewellery is as much a part of the conversation as politics. But quite often I encounter communities where the people are not crazy about jewellery, I think, because they’re not aware of its extraordinary history and powerful symbolism. Perhaps it’s because I’m a Taurus that I have such a strong and emotional bond to beautiful works of art. I am drawn to the beauty of an object and I find great comfort in its magnificence.

I’ve always dreamed of owning precious objects of sculptural beauty, not as a show of extravagance but to be close to something of great mastery. As I’m typing this blog now sitting on the train from Paris, the sun’s rays from the window hit my diamond rings and beautiful sparkles dance and play all around me. It’s so magical. It’s the way jewellery catches the light that captivates me and I love watching how other people’s jewellery sparkles with flashes of different colours. Were not pearl earrings and diamond tiaras meant to be worn in candlelight to illuminate the face and create allure?

It’s easy to compare jewellery to art, but the art world has its own niche and code of conduct. Jewellery takes you into another circle of talented individuals, each as artistic as the next. It defines you in a society where jewellery has become democratized and more of a statement of style than status. No need to seal a letter with your signet ring; we use password protected emails now. No need for physical possessions when you’re away from home travelling the world, experiencing different cultures, tasting exotic foods and engaging in inspiring activities. No need to keep jewellery when you can buy synthetic diamonds with no lasting value. Even I wonder whether my children will want my jewellery as heirlooms. Our notion of jewellery is getting destroyed. So my goal is to keep that dream alive by featuring such amazing jewellery designers and experts the world has to offer. It’s a beautiful sparkly world and I’m so proud to be a part of it and share it with you.

I am very sentimental about my jewellery – the gifts I’ve received from loved ones, my engagement ring, my anniversary ring, my first pair of Tahitian pearl earrings that I bought for myself from Goldman Sachs with my first pay cheque, to me jewellery captures the memory of a special occasion much like a photo. Every time I wear these sentimental items, I’m transported back in time to a memory I’ll treasure forever. It’s magical!

I want to inspire others to feel the same way I do about jewellery. The moment I began GEMOLOGUE, it became obvious to me just how many women have no interest in jewellery – about 7 out of 10, I’d say. So my objective became to attract more people into the jewellery world by educating them in a fun, approachable way, and showcasing different styles of jewellery like the ones you can find in my new book. I want to show people that jewellery is not only a shiny possession but something of great historical and cultural value, dating back centuries. I hope my book will inspire everyone to be a jewellery lover and look at jewellery in a different light.

Let’s bring jewellery back into the candlelight. Tell all your friends about the GEMOLOGUE jewellery book and let’s keep the magic of jewellery alive!

Would love to hear why you’re interested in jewellery and what it means to you. Please leave me a comment below.

Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to leave me a message in the comments below.

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I am extremely happy to announce that my new jewelry book – GEMOLOGUE: Street Jewellery Styles & Styling Tips – is now on Amazon. I’m so excited. It’s the first book of its kind solely dedicated to jewellery. 

You can sign up for GEMOLOGUE newsletter below and I also share  jewellery on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook  and Youtube if you’d like to connect, or feel free to say hello [email protected]

GEMOLOGUE jewelry blog by Liza Urla is a celebration of fine, fashion and vintage jewellery featuring talented jewellery designers, trendy urban street style, exclusive interviews and rare jewellery reviews. This jewellery blog’s goal is to encourage and educate about jewellery online in a fresh and original fashion to inspire women and men across the globe in a fashion and travelling context.

Jewellery blogger, writer Liza Urla, the founder of GEMOLOGUE, is a London-based and NYC-educated gemologist, who has travelled to and lived in many countries. She is now one of the most influential digital jewellery tastemakers. Her jewellery influence has been acknowledged by Financial Times, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

*Photographed by Julia Flit. Styling and Art Direction by Liza Urla. All photos belong to GEM Kreatives for GEMOLOGUE.

Material on this website may not be copied, broadcasted or adapted without written consent.

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Gem Gossip Visits M. Flynn Jewelry in Boston, MA

Come along with me as I take you inside M. Flynn in Boston!

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Such a gorgeous selection of engagement & wedding — these are a mix of Anna Sheffield & M. Flynn’s own bridal designs, shop bridal

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Getting the store tour from co-founder Megan

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some of Page Sargisson zodiac medallions, a best-seller

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I’m wearing some pieces from M. Flynn’s estate selection, the necklace was created out of a collection of vintage hat charms!

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I love the crystal chandeliers and white fixtures–it is its own jewel box!

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Some more vintage pieces from their estate section: antique buttons turned into pendants, a scottie dog, and a stick pin converted into a pendant

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The entire back wall is covered in crystals floating from invisible wire–it is quite magical!

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M. Flynn has all the right studs to create an epic ear stack, shop earrings — and loving the turquoise selection, Mociun + vintage

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Turquoise has taken over a section of this case and we’re not mad at that.

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A fun line of jewelry called Loquet allows you to customize gems and gold trinkets inside a rock crystal dome

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Wearing rings by Misa Jewelry and necklaces by Page Sargisson

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M. Flynn loves working one-on-one with clients to help them find the perfect piece!

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I can’t get enough of these estate pieces!

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The shop has been open since 2009 and is located amongst some amazing restaurants and walking areas.

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Nautical, New England style fully represented in the Turk’s Head collection by AGA Correa

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Fashion jewelry also lines the shelves of the shop, along with jewelry books and other jewel-inspired gifts

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An up-close shot of the necklaces from Page Sargisson & diamond Misa Jewelry

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Shop M. Flynn’s estate collection

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myself with the founders & owners of M. Flynn, sister duo Megan & Moria

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Gorgeous crystal chandeliers are the perfect touch to the light and airy decor

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Vintage charms found at M. Flynn

A dazzling curtain of crystals which doubles as artwork…all the best jewelry books one can fathom…flawless displays…sparkling jewelry of all kinds…and one mascot named Stu. This reads as the ultimate recipe for a beautiful, successful jewelry store, which happens to be a real-life place. It is called M. Flynn Jewelry and the shop is located in Boston, Massachusetts. I was lucky enough to visit the store on my #JewelryRoadTrip, where I learned all about its beginnings, what it has to offer, as well as the two sisters behind the namesake: Megan & Moria Flynn!

Opened in 2009, the store fostered the sisters’ love for all things sparkly. Elizabeth Taylor is a jewelry icon for all of the world, but for Megan & Moria, she is everything! They wanted to create a space where they can serve multiple needs for their clients and the store has evolved over the past several years, growing along the way. Their are a few important features of M. Flynn Jewelry–so let’s break down each one!

Their own line of jewelry: if you need classic, every day wear pieces the M. Flynn line is just what you’re looking for. Gemstone rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings make up the line, including bridal options as well. They also have a collaboration collection called the Gates Collection which they’ve created along with an interior designer/blogger that is highly popular–Erin Gates.

Designer jewelry: M. Flynn has been expanding each year, adding new designers they feel are a good fit for both their store and the Boston area. Some of the best selling and favorites are Adel Chefridi, Page Sargisson, EF Collection, Misa Jewelry, Mociun, Loquet, Kelly Bello, and more.

Bridal jewelry: An ideal destination for all your wedding needs, M. Flynn can create your dream ring! They also have a large assortment of finished pieces from their own designs, as well as top designer engagement rings from Anna Sheffield, Mociun, Misa Jewelry, and Page Sargisson. They also have a selection of men’s wedding bands too!

Estate Jewelry: All periods, all styles–M. Flynn loves it all, so if it is delicate and sentimental or retro and unique, you will find it here. Lots of rings, some earrings and necklaces, and a large assortment of charms. This section is ever-changing and always one-of-a-kind, so check back often!

Fashion Jewelry: I know Gem Gossip does not cover fashion jewelry at all, but it is noteworthy that M. Flynn does carry fashion jewelry–lots of different designers, such as Lizzie Fortunato, Pamela Love, and Alexis Bittar–and great price points for gift-giving season.

Gifts/Accessories: Who knew jewelry-related gifts were so fun?! Gem Water bottles, jewelry travel cases, fragrances, cards, candles, jewelry books…you name it, they have it! I need this store in my life during the holidays!

Custom design: Besides all the above amazingness, M. Flynn also can custom design your dream piece. Whether you bring in family stones or have nothing at all except for a few slight ideas, they are here to help with that. You will be loving the finished result and coming back for more.

Hope you enjoy browsing the above photos from my visit–I know you will have heart-emoji eyes while doing so. Megan & Moria are truly so nice and have such a passion for what they do–I also have major respect for Megan getting her gemology degree at GIA. Not many store owners do so and I think that’s amazing! Next time you’re in Boston, pop in and say hi–make sure to pet Stu for me!

M Flynn

40 Waltham St.

Boston, MA 02118

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