New October Opals from Arik Kastan Jewelry

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Let us enchant you with some of Arik Kastan’s newest designs featuring October’s magical and often obsess-worthy birthstone: OPAL. The brand has been working with opals since the very beginning of launching Arik Kastan and they continue to be a favorite of collectors, and we obviously can’t get enough of them ourselves!

Opals can easily transform any design that is created, any outfit we style, or bad moods we’re feeling. We love opals set in the signature rose gold just as much as the yellow gold, so we think you can’t go wrong picking between the two metals. And as far as gemstones that pair well with opals, we’ve been obsessing over some cool tones like sapphires, emeralds and moonstones–even pearls! Yes, you must check out the newest pearl + opal ring fresh off the jeweler’s bench. You’ll flip!

Enjoy checking out the new styles; all are available with a click of a mouse (or touch of a finger on your phone)!

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Arik Kastan drew from Victorian jewelry to create this stunning pearl and opal cluster ring, which is both bold and has feminine touches. We love it paired with jeans or a dress for fall.

Lyla Ring with opals and pearls, Price: $1,500

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These aren’t just any ordinary garnets, they are rose cuts which give these earrings a vintage-inspired look. They’re nice and large, while still being crazy comfortable.

Pebble Stone Drop earrings with garnet & opal, Price: $1,650


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A hint of blue sapphire sets off this sentimental padlock that can be the layer-ready basis for our collection. Start your stack with this one!

Sapphire + Opal Cluster Padlock, Price: $1,260


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A continued favorite, the signature three-stone ring looks glorious in opal and ready for any October baby to make this her special piece.

Signature Three Stone ring in Opal, Price: $1,320

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Quite possibly our newest favorite gemstone combination emeralds and opals! The green really POPS in these earrings; they’re quite breath-taking.

Nouveau Oval drop earrings, Price: $2,250

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This pinwheel pendant has won our hearts–it’s dainty and precious! Again, slaying in our favorite gemstone combo.

Pinwheel pendant with emerald + opals, Price: $1,320


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An instant favorite, combining floral inspiration with geometric vibes, the Mandala ring has us ready for fall.

Framed Mandala ring in sapphires + opals, Price: $2,750


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Some major boldness with this padlock, which we can’t get enough of. If you want a hefty, gorgeous piece…this is it!

Stained Glass Window padlock with emeralds + opals, Price: $2,470


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Feeling some boho vibes? Say no more, these are for you! Open metalwork, opals and a wonderful lever back.

Arabesque Drop earrings set with opals, Price: $2,030


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If you’re one who loves to stack your heart out, we’ve got you covered too! Our thin stacking band is easy to wear and pairs with almost anything else.

Thin Stacking ring done in opal, Price: $1,150


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It’s hip to be a square and this little padlock thinks so too. Outfitted in opals every square inch and a single moonstone in the center to shake things up a bit!

Square Padlock with opals + moonstone, Price: $1,590

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The Isabel ring makes us feel elegant and refined. We love the hint of blue from the sapphire and know you will too!

Isabel ring set with sapphire + opals, Price; $1,760

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Just a tip: Arik Kastan padlocks make the most beautiful gifts and yes, there are lots of holidays approaching but I won’t name any for the sake of getting virtually slapped!

Horizon Cluster Padlock set with moonstone + opals, Price: $1,370

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GET THE LOOK…THE KENSINGTON LONDON

From time to time, I love to indulge in an afternoon tea at the Kensington, served on gorgeous tableware by open fires in light-filled ground floor drawing rooms. Atmospherically, this is perhaps one of the best venues in London for afternoon tea! The menu features a great selection of teas and a choice of traditional favourites: delectable pastries, scrumptious scones, and tasty sandwiches.

The Kensington has been one of my favourite hotels in London for a long time. Situated in the heart of Kensington, this delightful hotel is full of charm and character. With its sleek contemporary interiors integrated into gorgeous Victorian architecture, the Kensington exudes timeless glamour.

JEWELLERY BY FREYWILLE

JACKET BY STELLA MCCARTNEY

SERPENTI FOREVER BAG BY BULGARI

JEANS AND SHIRT BY ZARA

SHOP THE LOOK:

LOEWE Elephant coin purse

LOEWE Elephant coin purse

Solange Hotlips Ring

Solange Hotlips Ring

SMYTHSON Mara croc-effect leather jewelry case

SMYTHSON Mara croc-effect leather jewelry case

Futuro Remoto Gioielli Earrings

Futuro Remoto Gioielli Earrings

Smythson Make It Happen Notebook

Smythson Make It Happen Notebook

Annoushka Mythology Globe Amulet

Annoushka Mythology Globe Amulet

Christian Louboutin Nail Polish

Christian Louboutin Nail Polish

Annoushka Alphabet Pendant

DIPTYQUE Tubéreuse scented candle

DIPTYQUE Tubéreuse scented candle

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.

*Photographed at the Kensington 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…LONDON FASHION WEEK 2017

As soon as I landed in London from Sao Paolo, I sorted out my smashed car window, pulled myself together and made my way to London Fashion week. I brought much needed Brazilian sunshine with me to London by wearing a bright yellow dress. My favourite brands – who I have already featured on GEMOLOGUE – were showing at LFW this season: Paul Costelloe, Roksanda, Erdem, Sophie Webster, Emilia Wickstead, Joseph, OSMAN, Julien Macdonald and A.W.A.K.E.

I also caught up with jewellery designers (and discovered some new ones) showcasing their collection at Designers Showroom such as Zohra Rahman, Alexandrine Ni, Alighieri, Allison Bryan, AMBRA Fine Jewellery, Ana Thompson,  charXchen, Chupi, Civilian London, DaisyKnights, Daou jewellery, Dea Jewellery, Frances Wadsworth Jones, GFG Jewellery, Hargreaves Stockholm, HSU Jewellery, Lily Kamper, Lola Rose London, Loveness Lee, Natalie Perry Jewellery, Pascale x James, P by Panache,  Olivia Grace, Rachel Boston, Rose Carvalho, Safsafu, Sif Jakobs Jewellery, Shimell and Madden.

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DRESS BY EKATERINA KUKHAREVA

FLY OF BUTTERFLIES EARRINGS BY FUTURO REMOTO GIOIELLI

SHOES BY ERDEM

JACKET BY JOSEPH

SHOP THE LOOK:

LOEWE Elephant coin purse

LOEWE Elephant coin purse

Solange Hotlips Ring

Solange Hotlips Ring

SMYTHSON Mara croc-effect leather jewelry case

SMYTHSON Mara croc-effect leather jewelry case

Futuro Remoto Gioielli Earrings

Futuro Remoto Gioielli Earrings

Smythson Make It Happen Notebook

Smythson Make It Happen Notebook

Annoushka Mythology Globe Amulet

Annoushka Mythology Globe Amulet

Christian Louboutin Nail Polish

Christian Louboutin Nail Polish

Annoushka Alphabet Pendant

DIPTYQUE Tubéreuse scented candle

DIPTYQUE Tubéreuse scented candle

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.

*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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GET THE LOOK…VILLAS DE TRANCOSO BRAZIL

Villas de Trancoso is a luxury boutique hotel located on a beautiful stretch of beach in Trancoso. The hotel can only accommodate 29 guests, which means its perfect if you are looking for peace and seclusion. I love its elegant decor of native Brazilian furnishings, white linens, and local art. The pool restaurant here is one of my favourites in Trancoso. The place feels private, luxurious and tranquil. This five star boutique hotel is available for weddings and I am keeping it as one of my wedding options as it is my dream to have a beach wedding surrounded by family and friends.

EARRINGS BY SILVIA FURMANOVICH

BIKINI BY LA PERLA

SHOP THE LOOK:

LOEWE Elephant coin purse

LOEWE Elephant coin purse

Solange Hotlips Ring

Solange Hotlips Ring

SMYTHSON Mara croc-effect leather jewelry case

SMYTHSON Mara croc-effect leather jewelry case

Futuro Remoto Gioielli Earrings

Futuro Remoto Gioielli Earrings

Smythson Make It Happen Notebook

Smythson Make It Happen Notebook

Annoushka Mythology Globe Amulet

Annoushka Mythology Globe Amulet

Christian Louboutin Nail Polish

Christian Louboutin Nail Polish

Annoushka Alphabet Pendant

DIPTYQUE Tubéreuse scented candle

DIPTYQUE Tubéreuse scented candle

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.

*Photographed at Villas de Trancoso. 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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GET THE LOOK…SILVANA E CIA, TRANCOSO BRAZIL

My favourite restaurant in Trancoso is Silvana e Cia, overlooking the charming Quadrado square. It occupies one of the former fisherman’s houses and is hidden under the decorated arms of an ancient tree. Start with the casquinha de siri, shelled crab, followed by the traditional Bahia dish, moqueca made from coconut dendê oil. The Silvana signature caipirinha with mango and passion fruit is delicious.

EARRINGS BY VICKISARGE

DRESS BY MES DEMOISELLES

VINTAGE BOATER FROM PORTOBELLO ROAD

SHOP THE LOOK:

LOEWE Elephant coin purse

LOEWE Elephant coin purse

Solange Hotlips Ring

Solange Hotlips Ring

SMYTHSON Mara croc-effect leather jewelry case

SMYTHSON Mara croc-effect leather jewelry case

Futuro Remoto Gioielli Earrings

Futuro Remoto Gioielli Earrings

Smythson Make It Happen Notebook

Smythson Make It Happen Notebook

Annoushka Mythology Globe Amulet

Annoushka Mythology Globe Amulet

Christian Louboutin Nail Polish

Christian Louboutin Nail Polish

Annoushka Alphabet Pendant

DIPTYQUE Tubéreuse scented candle

DIPTYQUE Tubéreuse scented candle

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.

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

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PRECIOUS ENCOUNTER : SOPHIE BUHAI

Sophie Buhai homonymous brand launched in 2015, distinguished by its collection of timeless silver jewels. Each piece is handmade in Los Angeles by master craftsmen using recycled metals to minimize the environmental impact. We are thrilled to now have her stunning jewellery available in our Mont Thabor boutique, exclusively in France.

What is your first jewellery memory ?

I remember sitting on the carpet on my grandmothers bathroom looking through her jewellery collection. I must have been five. She would always show me her pieces, she had a great mixture of deco pieces and also mid-century silver. She was a great teacher. Most importantly, she shared with me how special jewellery can be as a marker of time in ones life, and the power it has being handed down through generations, to tell stories of the past.

What’s the first piece that you designed ?

It was the Egg pendant.

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What is your favorite stone ? Why ? 

I love pearls. They from the sea which I love, they are completely classic, and can look very modern at the same time.

Do you have a piece of jewellery that you wear all year-round ? 

I wear all of the silver year round. I love the classic hoops and basically sleep in them.

Who are your favorite jewellery designers ? 

Elsa Peretti, Calder, Art Smith, Man Ray.

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What are your greatest design influences ?

Eileen Gray, Diego Giacometti, Coco Chanel, my grandmother, my mother.

What do you listen to in your studio ?

It’s a real mix. Everything from Chopin, Nick Cave, to Reggae.

If you weren’t a jewellery designer, what would you do ?

I think I would do something with art direction in films. I love to create an atmosphere. That or interiors.

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Which famous people (living or dead) inspire you the most ?

The women in my family. Strong independent working women.

What is your dream destination ?

I love Crete in Greece. I’m dying to go back. I love the rustic simplicity, ancient history, warm people, and wild landscape.

Photos credits : Sophie Buhai 

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Timeless Classics: Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambras

We could never imagine having the thought, “Oh no… Not another Alhambra bracelet…” when we see these iconic Van Cleef & Arpels pieces come into CIRCA’s buying room. Our client was pretty sure the style had been played out. “No! In fact, VCA’s turquoise Alhambra just makes some of our customers completely crazy.” “How crazy?” she asked. We wrote down our offer, to which see responded, “I see. I’ll be back with the Alhambra necklace.” Marvel at other classic examples and their stories below!

Van Cleef & Arpels Magic Alhambra Necklace (Mother of Pearl)

We got this stunning mother of pearl Magic Alhambra in our buying room just in time for our client to trade up for a Mother’s Day treat this year. There’s nothing like flowers for mama!

Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Earrings (Malachite)

More than half of CIRCA’s clients return to sell to us again, which speaks volumes about the service we provide. We recently purchased these VCA malachite Alhambra earrings from a client who has been coming to us for many years. We strive to provide the best price for your signed jewelry, and to give you the best selling experience as well.

Van Cleef & Arpels Magic Alhambra Bracelet (Mother of Pearl & Black Onyx)

Always a favorite, this Alhambra bracelet in mother of pearl and black onyx is one of the iconic stars in the VCA lineup. The Magic Alhambra debuted in 2006. Its charms of varying sizes is what separates magic from others in the collection. Our client decided to hold on to the necklace but felt the bracelet was “too matchy”. When a piece you have doesn’t quite fit in your collection it may be time to visit CIRCA.

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