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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PRECIOUS ENCOUNTER : WWAKE


Wing Yau, designer of WWAKE whose collection has just been launched in our Mont Thabor boutique has answered our “Precious” questionnaire. After a childhood spent in South America, she settled in New York and launched her brand of gold jewellery and asymmetrically set gemstones. She quickly became recognized by the fashion industry being a 2015 CFDA finalist and ranked in 2016 among the 30 most influential people under 30 year-old by Forbes.

What is your first jewellery memory ?

My family went to Papua New Guinea when I was a child and during this trip I purchased a woven bead necklace from a local craftswoman at the market. It had red, green, yellow and black seed beads woven into a basket­shaped pendant and I loved it very much ­ the work was extremely intricate, it was like nothing I had seen before. I spent hours and years observing how it was made, it was a very special piece that I still think of often.

What’s the first piece that you designed ?

The first piece of fine jewelry I designed was actually a series of delicate gold rings with graphic shapes. When I first started, my focus was on opposites: I wanted to make rings without center stone, and, rather than a single ring with a single formation forever, I wanted the wearer to create their own composition from multiple rings. The combinations were endless and created the core concept of what WWAKE has become today.

What is your favorite stone ? Why ?

The opal! It is a mysterious stone, a world within itself. I find its variation in colors, its unpredictable iridescence and its myth that it can help you turn invisible.

Do you have a piece of jewellery that you wear all year­round?

A simple pinky ring and my linear chain necklaces never come off!

Who are your favorite jewellery designers?

Elsa Peretti, Bibi Van der Velden and Fernando Jorge ?

What are your greatest design influences ?

My background in sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design and studying the works of Lynda Benglis, Richard Serra, Donald Judd, and Robert Smithson to name a few.

What do you listen to in your studio ?

Julie Byrne, Arthur Russell, the Smashing Pumpkins, Okay Kaya.

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

A florist!

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

Kate Bush and Patti Smith.

What is your dream destination ?

The Faroe Islands!

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GET THE LOOK…JEWELLERY LUNCH AND TALK, AJESP SAO PAULO

Sao Paulo is an exhilarating place for a jewellery lover like me. Tatiana Berenguer hosted a jewellery lunch in my honour at Aranda where I met local journalists and fabulous Brazilian bloggers. Even though jewellery is in every Brazilian woman’s DNA, I am the only jewellery blogger they know who focuses solely on jewellery and who has a never-ending love affair with Brazilian jewellery. Who knows perhaps one day I will move to Sao Paulo with my Brazilian fiancé and become a fixture of the jewellery world in Brazil!
During my trip I was invited by Sao Paulo Jewellery Association AJESP to give a talk on “How the digital world is affecting the jewellery market and how jewellers can profit from improving their digital engagement”. It went splendidly and we even have a few testimonials from my talk.

Rita Heroina, Tatiana Berenguer, Liza Urla, Tatiane Antonio, Leticia Becker

You can watch the video from my visit to brazil on GEMOLOGUE youtube channel.

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

Here is why jewellery designers should embrace social media in order to create desire with beautiful photography to keep us all entertained and excited about jewellery.

MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO SELL

Every post is an opportunity for customers to convert. You have access to new, recent and old customers, and you will be able to interact with all of them. Social media is all about relationship building, and it tends to grow exponentially as your followers tell their friends about your brand.

BRAND RECOGNITION

Every opportunity you have to increase your jewellery visibility is valuable. Social media makes you more accessible for new customers, and makes you more familiar and recognisable for existing customers

BRAND LOYALTY

Customers who follow your brand on social media are more loyal to your brand as they are a part of your story

HIGHER BRAND AUTHORITY

Interacting with your customers regularly is a show of good faith for other customers. The more people that are talking about your brand, the more authoritative your brand will seem

BUILDING TRUST

A higher number of social media followers tends to improve trust and credibility of your jewellery brand, representing social proof.

DECREASED MARKETING COSTS

If you can lend just one hour a day to developing your content and social media strategy, you could start seeing the results of your marketing efforts very soon.

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 Kenji Nakamura. 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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All Good Things Come In Sets!

CIRCA considers Bulgari one of our favorite jewelry designers. Our client came in with this lovely bracelet with matching earrings. The pastel colors define their iconic appeal. They were her mother-in-law’s. Upon her passing there were several items our client inherited, many of which she will be wearing for years to come. Not these though. “I just can’t make them mine,” she confided in us. “…so I suppose I’ll be making them yours.”

Check out other sets we’ve purchased below!

David Webb White Enamel, Diamond & Gold Equestrian Set

CIRCA buys entire collections of jewelry. You’d be pretty surprised at how consistent some can be. At CIRCA we are lucky enough to be offered a window into the personal taste of certain collectors. It can be quite an honor. This collector’s remarkable David Webb white enamel jewelry helped to define her signature look. When it was time to sell, our client was also looking for our consistency. In this case it was our time honored consistent commitment to meet privately, offer in writing, pay immediately.

Bulgari Serpenti Diamond & Gold Watch, Earring & Ring Set

Since its creation CIRCA 1940, the iconic Bulgari Serpenti has frequently evolved from its original design, continuously slithering alongside women’s fashion to exude the bold glamour of each new decade. The serpent has since become an essential mascot in Bulgari’s jewelry collection, coveted by some of the world’s most glamorous women. Elizabeth Taylor’s wrist was famously adorned by a custom bejeweled Serpenti while on the set of her acclaimed film, Cleopatra. On a visit to our Hong Kong office, our client showed us her collection and was thrilled upon hearing our offer. Her jewelry and diamonds really were worth more at CIRCA.

Cartier Djigar Diamond & Gold Earring Set

This purchase came as a referral from a longtime client in Chicago. The Cartier suite was accompanied by our most recent satisfied client who in turn told us of the friends she would refer. The Djigar earrings and ring suite depict elephants walking. Legend has it that elephants never forget. And you should never forget the lengths to which CIRCA will go to to make a satisfied client of you

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LIZA URLA’S JEWELLERY CURATION AT VICKISARGE BOUTIQUE IN LONDON BELGRAVIA

I am happy to announce that you can find my jewellery curation at Vickisarge boutique on Elizabeth Street in London’s Belgravia. You can try on my favourite head piece from Vickisarge’s new collection as well as statement earrings we are all missing from our jewellery boxes that we can wear around town and to spice up our wedding looks. I hope you will find time to visit Vickisarge’s charming boutique, a true treasure box full to the brim with creative, handmade costume jewellery.

Share your visit on Instagram with #GEMcurated. To find out all about Vicki Sarge and her exciting 30 years in jewellery, read my interview with her.

Visit VICKISARGE boutique on 38 Elizabeth Street in London Belgravia.

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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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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Calder

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Elsa Peretti

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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