Gem Gossip Visits Quadrum Gallery in Boston, MA

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Quadrum Gallery resides inside a mall called The Shops at Chestnut Hill

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The most mouth-watering stack I’ve ever created, all rings are by Lilly Fitzgerald, shop here

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Mesmerized by Paul Morelli’s designs, love the moonstones! shop here

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Director of Quadrum Gallery, Sia Maravelias, shows me around as I’m entranced by all the gorgeous jewels

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California-based designer Julez Bryant is one of Quadrum’s newest additions, shop here

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the work of Lilly Fitzgerald inside one of the cases

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Last year, Quadrum added Spinelli Kilcollin to their repertoire and it has been one of their best sellers, shop here

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I love when designers’ work complements one another–here I’m wearing Moritz Glik & Sorellina

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Quadrum understands that one can never have too much Gabriella Kiss Jewelry, so they keep a heavy stock! shop here

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I fell in love with these whimsical gemstone charms handmade by Maria Beaulieu, shop here

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Wearing two gorgeous diamond necklaces by TAP by Todd Pownell, shop here

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Anthony Lent Jewelry is another new addition for Quadrum, shop here

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Jewelry by Sorellina both left and right photos, shop here

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Moonstone magic, all jewelry by Paul Morelli, including the engagement ring

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the unique earring display for the work of Maria Beaulieu

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Spinelli Kilcollin rings piled on…they go perfect with my star boots

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Lilly Fitzgerald jewelry–the necklace is made of apatite, shop here

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Jamie Joseph is always popular and her work is highly collected, shop here

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Quadrum is an ideal place to shop for your engagement ring, look at the variety of styles! Shop more here

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These watermelon tourmaline earrings by Lilly Fitzgerald were a favorite, shop here

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We’ve got a mix of Sorellina, Moritz Glik, and Paul Morelli

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You can stop by Quadrum Gallery any day of the week! Love that about the store…if I lived closer, I would be there all the time 🙂

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More Gabriella Kiss, this time on my hands! shop here

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Gabriella Kiss designs lots of unique pieces, all shown here

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Wearing Julez Bryant–check out my geometric ear stack! shop here

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Up close shot of the two Moritz Glik rings (“shaker” diamonds) and Sorellina band

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The outside of Quadrum Gallery, where you can easily spend hours gasping and coveting.

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Another shot of the Spinelli Kilcollin rings, shop here

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Gabriella Kiss rings lined up all in a row, ready for new homes!

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For over 39 years Quadrum Gallery has paved its own way, formed its own niche, and outshined ordinary jewelry stores both locally and across the US. There’s something to be said about a store that can march to the beat of its own drum and their success is because of this. Cynthia Kagan – the owner of Quadrum – had the passion and vision of creating this space known for its unique and exciting mix of artisans and jewelry designers. The artists represented can easily wow with a single glance. I was laughing as I was going through the photos taken from my very fun visit to Quadrum early on a Wednesday morning–every photo of myself I have my mouth open in a state of euphoria, most likely verbalizing the words WHOA or WOW, because that’s all I could say. The jewelry is just as special as each designer’s story is–what inspires them to create, where they are based, how they started…Quadrum is full of magic and I’m excited to share my visit with you all!

Sia Maravelias has been director of Quadrum for over 12 years, with 18 years total of working at the store, and has an enormous passion for jewelry. I also met with Amy Renneisen, assistant director who is equally addicted to jewelry as well. Playing with jewelry all day is just a tiny fraction of what these women do on a daily basis. One of their most favorite things is interacting with their dedicated clients who follow profusely on Instagram, print out their own wish lists from scrolling through the website, and are counting down days until their favorite designers host a trunk show at the store. Sia recalls, “Our Gabriella Kiss trunk shows create some large crowds in our store…it is always so much fun!”

Quadrum is exclusively designer-centered, meaning they don’t create their own in-house line of jewelry or have a repair shop on site. With the focus being on the artists, the store has become a destination. The selection is one of the most unique and distinct out there, having formed some of the longest-running relationships with certain designers. A great example of this is they’ve carried Barbara Heinrich for over 32 years, John Iversen, Reinstein/Ross, and Pat Flynn all over 20 years! Every year the Couture show is a tradeshow the team looks forward to and is often when they scout out a select few new additions to their artist lineup. This year they’ve added Anthony Lent, Sorellina, Moritz Glik and Julez Bryant.

Another aspect that I highly admire about Quadrum is something I just learned of when I visited. They do all their own photography, as well as their website and social media. All photography has been self-taught and it is honestly some of the best I’ve seen. Jewelry photography is no easy feat and those in the business know this quite well. I also love how both Sia and Amy have their own Instagram pages aside from the main Quadrum Gallery page. Both of their Instagrams are dripping with inspiration, whether it is how to stack or style some of the pieces from the store or new arrivals headed to the cases. You can follow Sia at @jewelry_maven and Amy at @thegemdiaries

Thanks so much for having me and I will forever be dreaming of all the incredible jewelry I saw while visiting.

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Leslie Hindman Auction: September Sale is INCREDIBLE

Leslie Hindman: Lot 87

You’ll be enchanted forever by this ring, up for bid at Leslie Hindman Auction in Chicago, IL — this is lot 87 in the three-day bidding extravaganza.

Leslie Hindman: Lot 377 Leslie Hindman: Lot 378 Leslie Hindman: Lot 379 Leslie Hindman: Lot 380

Four mesmerizing opals are on the block at Leslie Hindman, day one, and they come back-to-back in lots 377-380. Get your bidding paddles up!

Earlier this year, I got the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the Leslie Hindman Auctioneers jewelry headquarters in Chicago, IL. To say I’ve got some perspective on how an auction house runs is far from the truth, but I came away being able to put faces with names, insight into a typical day, and a brief intake of the enormous amount of sparkle the jewelry department works with. It was one of my most favorite experiences of this year! Now when I hear that Leslie Hindman has an upcoming auction this September (the 10th-12th to be exact) I have more context of the event, as they are excited to bring a three-day extravaganza with some heavy and hard-hitting bidding in the future. This three-day auction will feature over 1500 items of all price points and eras. If you like big and bold, Victorian or Modern, opals or rubies, they’ve got something for everyone.

Let’s take a look at some of my top picks:

Leslie Hindman: Lot 6 Leslie Hindman: Lot 55

Lot 6: Nothing beats an Etruscan Revival basketweave wrap bracelet! This is such a fine example and I love the gemstones used on it–sapphire and diamonds! It gives it a cool look against the warm yellow gold. I also love the granulation work, in both excellent and ready-to-wear condition. This piece may date back to 1870, but never looked more trendy than on an elegant wrist in 2017. Estimate: $3,000-5,000

Lot 55: Lately I’ve written several articles on engagement rings and I’ve been finding that women are wanting something traditional but with a twist! This ring speaks volumes with just the small accent sapphires, as it makes the ring totally unique. The piece is Art Deco and set with a 3.24 carat Old European cut diamond in the center. Love the style and think it should belong to someone who will treasure it as an engagement ring. Estimate: $10,000-15,000

Leslie Hindman: Lot 68 Leslie Hindman: Lot 86

Lot 68: I’ve seen the benefits of purchasing pieces that are convertible and this is a fine example of a two-in-one! Meet the silver-topped diamond pendant/brooch of your dreams. This piece totals over five carats of old cut diamonds and radiates from every angle. I could picture it being worn on a chain or worn pinned to a collar. The possibilities are really endless. Estimate: $4,000-6,000

Lot 86: The only kind of bugs I like are jewelled insects! This guy is one for the books–look how cute he is. Set with rose cut diamonds all-original to the piece and a jaw-dropping opal back. I love the detail on the textured gold legs and the ruby eyes. It’s all in the details. Estimate: $2,000-3,000

Leslie Hindman: Lot 111A Leslie Hindman: Lot 118

Lot 111A: Plique a jour is jewelry’s version of stained glass and I must say, I don’t own a single piece of this beautiful artform. These earrings though, should and would be the best first piece of plique a jour to add to my collection. I love the colors and I love the design. They are 18k yellow gold and feature 12 brilliant cut diamonds. Estimate: $500-700

Lot 118: This diamond and ruby ring stopped me in my tracks. Wow. It is done in platinum and set with a marquise cut in the center, with calibre French cut rubies and round diamond accents. It is pristinely made and you can see the remarkable craftsmanship even in the photo alone–now I want to see it in person! It could be yours on September 10th. Estimate: $4,500-6,500

Leslie Hindman: Lot 124 Leslie Hindman: Lot 300

Lot 124: This ring is so cool for so many reasons! Let’s start with the fact that it has contrasting metals–rose gold and platinum. The design is also pretty amazing, and the different metals really play off this element. The rubies are actually different, if you already couldn’t tell–one is synthetic and the other is genuine. Such a stunning ring. Estimate: $4,500-6,500

Lot 300: The coolest earrings I ever did see. These are actually diamond studs with detachable jackets that easily slip on/off the earring posts. There are four jackets total, so lots of possibilities here! And the style of these has never been more on-trend. Geometric and angular, love them. The diamond studs total 2.26 carats. Estimate: 3,000-5,000

Leslie Hindman: Lot 487 Leslie Hindman: Lot 509

Lot 487: I had to include this insane emerald ring because of its colossal size–then I read further and realized it is a piece by Judy Geib. A true artist who hand makes everything herself–fun fact: did you know she taught herself how to make jewelry? No formal training. Her pieces are known for their juxtapositions–like beauty and rawness, fine gold mixed with silver. Estimate: $4,500-6,500

Lot 509: Iconic and chic, I had to include this cuff bracelet from Verdura into my favorites list! It is easily recognizable as a Verdura statement piece. Done in 18k yellow gold, set with peridot, amethyst, and diamond and complete with the Maltese cross enameled in black. What a special bracelet. Estimate: 28,000-38,000

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JEWELRY & FASHION-FORWARD PACKING, EL LODGE HOTEL SIERRA NEVADA, GRANADA SPAIN

If are looking for ideas for a chic city break or for an exotic destination, I’m going to have it covered. Here is my jewellery & fashion diary from the latest trip to El Lodge Hotel Sierra Nevada, Spain.

GETTING THERE

I love to travel every year somewhere new to ski and to enjoy local food, snow and fun après-ski ambiance. For this year I picked Spain as I had never been here before to ski. El Lodge Ski & Spa is the southernmost ski resort in Europe with more than 100 km of pistes! I really wanted to see sunshine and not to freeze on the slopes!

El Lodge Hotel is a 2-hour drive from Malaga Airport and 33 km from Granada. The hotel is located at the foot of the slopes and, at an altitude of 2,100 m, meaning there is direct access from El Lodge to Maribel, one of the main ski runs of Sierra Nevada.

FIRST IMPRESSION

Just like other Small Luxury Hotels of the World, El Lodge offers a welcoming environment (and a fast check-in!) with modern and quirky interior decoration by Andrew Martin. Owned by the infamous Marbella Club, El Lodge offers only 20 guest rooms – 12 of which are suites – arranged over three floors with the first floor with an open-air heated pool, a sauna and a Finnish hot tub. At the bar you will find lamps made from Campari Soda bottles, restaurant and lounge with an Eighties games console.

ROOM

My penthouse suite at El Lodge had a breathtaking view of picturesque Sierra Nevada. The contemporary, Nordic-style decoration that so characterizes El Lodge made me feel right at home. With its two independent bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living and dining room as well as three large terraces, one of them with an outdoor jacuzzi.

The room was spacious, exclusive and sophisticated with electronically operated bedroom curtains and lights. My favourite space in the hotel are bathrooms; at El Lodge they are spacious with powerful showers and Natura Bissé toiletries.

BREAKFAST

Surprisingly, many healthy options were available for breakfast. Delicious papaya – a true delicatessen in Europe – and oat porridge made with water and berries was my breakfast of choice. Breakfast buffet serves an abundance of Spanish treats, as well as healthy options, from pastries and cheese, to smoked salmon and fresh fruit.

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After a day of skiing, hammam, sauna and massage is a dream. I was pleasantly surprised how professional my massage was: it definitely made my day.

HEATED POOL 

The outdoor heated pool is the highlight of the resort; there’s also an outdoor sauna and whirlpool tub to enjoy a glass of bubbly at après-ski!

SLOPES

You can ski out directly from the hotel via the Maribel piste down to the main station. Sierra Nevada is the second highest mountain range in Western Europe after the Alps. The maximum height is reached at the peak of the impressive Mulhacen at 3,483 meters. In 1986 it was declared a Unesco Biosphere Reserve and in 1999, it became a National Park due to its biodiversity and natural beauty.

APRES-SKI AT THE SUN DECK

Ski-in from the slopes to The Sun Deck restaurants, Sierra Nevada’s only ski-in/ski-out restaurant. Order pumpkin soup in from the fusion menu, delicious grilled meat or even sashimi salad. I loved the availability of the signature cocktails to enjoy while literally sun bathing on the terrace, heaven on earth!

DINING

Cheese fondue is featured on the lunch and dinner menus, in addition to fresh grilled fish. It is not your traditional mountain resort, the access to variety of fresh ingredients makes it worth a foodie like me to visit and enjoy.

FASHION & JEWELLERY

Be ready for the changing weather: we are in the mountains. It can be snowing and windy and in a second the sun is shining bright and you would want to dress down to enjoy its warming rays. Read on to view my chalet vacation wardrobe essentials!

THE VERDICT

El Lodge has the feel of a chalet in a picturesque location with stunning mountain views, with winter feel and sunshine for a romantic getaway or holiday with kids. It is absolutely perfect to throw a private party or even a winter wedding. I recommend to combine it with the stay in Nobu Hotel Marbella to experience both sunshine and skiing in one trip.

What did you think of my experience at El Lodge Hotel Sierra Nevada? I would love to hear what you think by leaving me a comment below. Thank you!

Get your festive dress and adopt it to lower temperatures with the pearl boots by Nicholas Kirkwood. Parties in the mountains are not to be missed, so get playful with Wolford tights! 

I just couldn’t part with my Cartier watch, a memorable wedding gift. Statement earrings are a must for me at any destination! I picked costume jewellery pearl earrings by Y Project – safe to travel and fun to style.

In the mountains Natura Bissé SPF and quality sunglasses are a must! Add a touch of style and sophistication with Bottega Veneta shades.

Every girl has that pair of comfy go-to trousers. Mine is from Calzedonia and I’m ready for adventures on the slope in style.

Adding some colour to the surrounding winter hues with this funky rainbow cashmere sweater from Lagoon Concept Store. Keeping me warm in style with my favourite Sevan Bicakci and Solange rings! 

There’s no trip I’d go to without white sneakers! Complementing every look this pair from Crime London is always with me.

No mountain vacation is complete without treating yourself to an outdoor jacuzzi. I love beautiful swimming suites! Blending in with Agua De Coco one piece. 

Discover more Jewellery & Fashion-Forward Packing hotel reviews on GEMOLOGUE.

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. 

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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 Liza Urla. All photos belong to GEM Kreatives for GEMOLOGUE.

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High Jewelry Made a Big Impact at Paris Couture Week

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Haute couture is one-of-a-kind creations crafted from the finest materials by skilled artisans using century-old techniques. Haute couture had humble beginnings. In 1858, an English couturier, Charles Frederick Worth, established the first haute couture house in Paris championing exclusive luxury fashion for the upper-class woman and coining the term “fashion designer” in lieu of the basic dressmaker. Today, haute couture is still synonymous with high-quality materials and workmanship. And when haute couture meets haute joaillerie (high jewelry), the result is transformative! The jewelry becomes an extension of the designer’s vision for his or her collection creating a complete story – one that is truly a work of art!

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GIAMBATTISTA VALLI AND ELEUTERI:

Giambattista Valli accessorized his haute couture collection, comprising of ethereal tulle gowns, draped silk chiffon dresses and embellished minis with exquisite vintage jewels from Eleuteri. The jewels focused mainly on bracelets featuring a glorious 1950s French amethyst and turquoise piece as well as a intricate jade and gold design from David Webb and several Tubogas wristwatches from Bulgari.

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GUO PEI AND CHOPARD:

The Chinese designer made a name for herself when she dressed singer Rihanna in yellow couture for the MET’s “China through the Looking Glass” gala and red carpet. For her haute couture collection, she collaborated with Chopard paying homage to the golden era of haute couture and Hollywood icons of the 50s. The results were a perfect fusion of Chinese and Western cultures, high fashion and exquisite jewels.

The deep jewel toned hues of Pei’s dresses paired effortlessly with Chopard’s the Silk Road collection, which featured an emerald bib necklace, diamond and pearl drop earrings and an amethyst pendant necklace. The Chopard jewels complemented the opulence and extravagance of Pei’s couture collection perfectly.

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The Hottest Celebrity Jewelry Trend Happening Now–Hoops!

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Jennifer Lopez may have been one of the originators, but now there seems to be a resurgence in the popularity of hoop earrings and celebrities are following suit.

What makes this hoop trend new? Crank the typical thin metal circle hoop earrings up a notch… or 12 notches! We’ve spotted all kinds of luxe versions of the hoop earring — from diamond color coated to encrusted opal slices. Hoops are competing as the new statement earrings on the red carpet.

Not to mention they have a remarkable way of framing the face and are extremely adaptable in size to fit anyone’s face shape. They’re quintessential and dependable. Hoop shaped earrings have been a powerful symbol in numerous cultures throughout history. The oldest earrings archaeologists have discovered belong to Sumerian women who lived in 2500 BC, and favoured the classic gold hoop style.

Hoop earrings are a foolproof, classic staple and if you don’t have a pair of hoop earrings in your jewelry box, check out these celebrity looks for inspiration to add a pair now!

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Hailey Baldwin demonstrating that one pair of hoop earrings is never enough. Hailey wearing 2 pairs of gold hoop earrings from Jennifer Fisher Jewelry at the iGo.live launch event.

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Jennifer Lopez wore Harry Winston three row diamond hoop earrings at the ‘Rei Kawakubi/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between’ Costume Institute Gala 2017. She also wore a pair of bold gold Samira hoop earrings by Jennifer Fisher Jewelry in her new music video for ‘Amor Amor Amor’.

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Nicki Minaj wore oversized diamond hoop earrings by Lynn Ban at the 2017 MTV VMAs.

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Rihanna prefers colored diamond encrusted hoop earrings. She wore Rihanna Loves Chopard pink sapphire hoop earrings to the LA premiere of Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets. She also wore yellow diamond hoop earrings by Jacob & Co. at the launch of her Fenty Beauty, pictured here.

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Singer Rita Ora wore diamond Tiffany and Co. hoops at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards.

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Sarah Paulson wearing diamond Jasmine hoop earrings by Nirav Modi at the 2017 Screen Actor Guild Awards.

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GET THE LOOK: DAY TO NIGHT WITH MIKE JOSEPH JEWELLERY, AZZA SHOWROOM BAHRAIN

During Jewellery Arabia Bahrain 2018 I had an opportunity to create jewellery looks from hundreds of stunning jewels on display in Azza Showroom: the top showroom for fine and contemporary jewellery designers in the Middle East led and curated by Azza Al-Hujairi.

I have been fascinated by the Armenian jewellery designer Mike Joseph since I first tried on his second skin jewellery creations during Couture 2016. And how lucky I was to get a chance to style a whole outfit with rose and black gold jewellery designs from his Bubble collection in Bahrain! In this rare case I specifically picked clothes in order not to overpower the jewellery: a chic De La Vali dress, Aquazzura high heels, a classic Chanel bag and Jimmy Choo sunglasses. With certain pieces of jewellery you want to feel playful and to wear light materials such as silk.

The jewels of Mike Joseph feel like second skin: they fit fluidly by replicating organic shapes of feminine curves. Wearing 18k rose and black gold diamond rings, bracelet and fabulous earrings makes me feel light, precious and … genuinely happy! Jewellery styling tip of the look: if you’re wearing simple, yet elegant jewels don’t be afraid to go for the full set, just like I added a final touch with a matching double layer choker by Mike Joseph Jewellery glistering with white diamonds.

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Thanks for stopping by! Do you think it’s essential to own some elegant day-to-night jewels? 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. 

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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.

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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…

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DRESS TEATUM JONES

PUMPS GIANVITO ROSSI

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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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GET THE LOOK: DAINTY JEWELS OF L’ATELIER NAWBAR, AZZA SHOWROOM BAHRAIN

During Jewellery Arabia Bahrain I had an opportunity to create jewellery looks from hundreds of stunning jewels on display in Azza Showroom: the top showroom for fine and contemporary jewellery designers in the Middle East led and curated by Azza Al-Hujairi.

Colour is powerful: it inspires us, it reflects our mood and gives us endless opportunities for self-expression! I loved styling Ekaterina Kukhareva orange dress with playful contemporary jewels of L’atelier Nawbar. I especially liked the unusual translucent amber ring. I accentuated my look with voluminous curls.

Last year, L’atelier Nawbar stole my heart at Azza Showroom. The new collection is even more playful with a dazzling array of shapes and colours offering unlimited creativity. My jewellery styling tip for this look is: mix and match! Layer your necklaces with several colours and shapes from Amulets of Light and Cosmic Love collections, pair them with cute little jacket earrings and matching rings. With L’atelier Nawbar you have plenty of colour choices! Hard work, ongoing creativity and talent ensures that L’atelier Nawbar offers sparkling every day treasures that modern girls are all about!

JEWELLERY L’ATELIER NAWBAR

DRESS EKATERINA KUKHAREVA

Thanks for stopping by! What is your favourite piece from this L’atelier Nawbar Jewellery look? 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 Flit Photography.  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: AFRICAN HEART OF VANLELES DIAMONDS, AZZA SHOWROOM BAHRAIN

During Jewellery Arabia Bahrain I had an opportunity to create jewellery looks from hundreds of stunning jewels on display in Azza Showroom: the top showroom for fine and contemporary jewellery designers in the Middle East led and curated by Azza Al-Hujairi.

In my everyday life, when I am not in front of the camera I am usually wearing casual but chic black outfits. So I thought: “Why not incorporate it in my GET THE LOOK?”  I chose a gorgeous, not-so-little black dress by Zeynep Kartal and styled it with special African-inspired fine jewellery by Vanleles Diamonds London. Jewellery styling tip of the look: if you’re wearing totally black outfit, don’t forget about adding a colourful accent with jewellery!

For this look I have picked mesmerising matching pink pendant and earrings from Love, My African Heart collection paying homage to designer’s roots and deep appreciation of African heritage. Crafted from ethically sourced Mozambican rubies and pure white diamonds, these earrings are a true pleasure to wear. And the pendant gradient just makes the gemstones look as if they have always belonged together in nature! So organically exquisite!

“I think luxury should be what makes you happy and a more mindful human being. When it comes to jewellery and why it should matter is because jewellery tells a story of the most important milestones in one’s life. People buy fine jewellery to celebrate and achievement, love and life. And it lasts forever…a heirloom to be treasured for generations to come” – Vania Leles, founder & designer of Vanleles Diamonds.

JEWELLERY VANLELES DIAMONDS

DRESS ZEYNEP KARTAL

Thanks for stopping by. Did you find my jewellery styling tip useful? Please feel free to leave me a message in the comments below.

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

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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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GET THE LOOK: SASSI FINE JEWELLERY FOR SASSY WOMEN, AZZA SHOWROM BAHRAIN

During Jewellery Arabia Bahrain I had an opportunity to create jewellery looks from hundreds of stunning jewels on display in Azza Showroom: the top showroom for fine and contemporary jewellery designers in the Middle East led and curated by Azza Al-Hujairi.

Sassi Fine Jewellery is an emerging jewellery brand with a well-researched story behind every jewel. I have styled my look with the beautiful amethyst and peridot rings from Secret of Berenice collection. It is named after the Egyptian Queen Berenice, who fell in love with an extraordinary lime-green stone, later called a peridot, found on a distant island by an Egyptian explorer. The people behind the collection imagined that she combined the warm green peridot with an intense purple amethyst.

My favourite creations from Secret of Berenice collection are the transformable jewellery pieces. This playful square pendant can be adjusted to fit your mood by moving the stones in a puzzle-like fashion, while the rings can open up and become round pendants! I have paired them with a green dress by Agua De Coco, Aquazzura shoes of earthly tones and pink eyeliner to add a quirky colour accent to this elegant every day jewellery look.

“A beautiful piece will bring you joy, like wearable art, and later… hand it over to your own daughter, who will cherish it again. How many objects of luxury have this timelessness? A nice handbag, a designer coat… all of these will eventually become less attractive, outdated and used. Jewellery, however, is there to stay. Invest in pieces you really love, jewels that capture your personality, go for your own style” – Renilde Vervoort, Sassi Fine Jewellery

JEWELLERY SASSI FINE JEWELLERY

DRESS AGUA DE COCO

SHOES AQUAZZURA

Thanks for stopping by. Do you like transformable jewellery? Please feel free to leave me a message in the comments below.

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

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

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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