Latest Obsessions for Fall 2017

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My love for the color blue continues, even through fall when oranges & browns are en vogue. I’ve become obsessed with the blue carved lapis ring that I have had listed for sale so much that I’ve decided to move it into my personal collection. I might still let it go but I’m not sure–I think seeing a very similar one in Erie Basin’s sold archives made me want to keep it. Side note: does anyone else just blow through 2-3 hours browsing through Erie Basin’s sold archives?? lol

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I want to say I’ve probably sold about 100+ pieces of my personal collection since I decided to get more organized and curated with my collection. I’m quite happy with where my collection is at right now, although I’m still hunting for an epic man-on-the-moon moonstone ring and a kunzite piece. I’ll probably sell more from my collection but in the meantime, these are my faves.

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Speaking of being obsessed with blue…my 33rd birthday happened earlier this month and this aquamarine and black enamel beauty from Laurel Stearns became mine! Obviously it was purchased by myself, for myself. Haven’t I made it any more clear, year after year, that everyone should buy themselves a birthday gift?! Anyway, I’ve seriously worn it SO much since I got it and I’m incredibly lucky to have scored this ring late on a Saturday night, within minutes of her posting it.

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I’ve been changing up my ear stack since acquiring these David Webb nail earrings and I gotta say I’m fully obsessed with my newest addition, the Vada Jewelry ear hanger. It slides behind your ear and gives the illusion of having some of the more unique piercings done. I’ve got three holes in both ears and I think that’s all I can handle. Ear cuffs & ear hangers for life!

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I brought along some of Arrow & Anchor Antiques‘ inventory with me when I went to Boston and continued playing with it when I got back. I don’t think most people appreciate the amazingness that is moss agate, pictured in the center. I have a thing for dendritic agate and this combo of rings is just UGHHHHH SO GOOD.

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Photo on the left features pieces from my personal collection and the photo on the right features rings that are for sale! For details on those: instagram.com/shopgemgossip

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BCE Jewelry spent a few days in Nashville and I showed her around town! She also came over to play in my jewelry box and I played with her jewels (seen above). Every year she takes a country-wide road trip and clients secure a spot to view her one-of-a-kind pieces. She usually starts with a full plate of jewels and heads back to California on empty, leaving her to work on some new pieces!

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These “animals on wire” rings are just the cutest and I suggested that they could also be worn on chains as pendants, but this was the first time I actually tried my own suggestion. And omg I am in love!! All three are available and are $55 each. The wire is 14k solid gold.

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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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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…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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Futuro Remoto Gioielli Earrings

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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.

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Jewelry Collection Stories: @homeoftheland

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Today’s latest installment of Jewelry Collection Stories comes from Jemima who we all know in our jewelry community as @homeoftheland. I love her taste in jewelry and her personal collection reflects just that! She isn’t afraid to wear bold pieces and I’ve enjoyed connecting her with the seller of one of her most exquisite pieces–the elongated diamond ring. I’ll let her tell you about her collection, take it away:

I inherited the jewelry fever from my mother who is pragmatic and no-nonsense in most every other way but still wants her jewels. My father was happy to oblige her with some beautiful antique pieces they picked out together for special occasions and she has no qualms about filling the gaps in her collection herself. She recently bought an outrageous Edwardian emerald and diamond three stone ring at the Hillsborough Antique Show that I lust after constantly. I collected vintage Gucci bags from the 1960’s and 1970’s for many years (I still own and love them) before I started to transition more to jewelry over a decade ago when I could afford some of the pieces I wanted.

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There is something I love in every era but I always look for big, evocative, narrative pieces. I did visuals for retailer Anthropologie for a very long time and jewelry is an integral part of my bougie-boho aesthetic. Dainty pieces just disappear on me (although I love admiring them on other people). I love figurative animal jewelry and have acquired everything from Victorian snakes to a 1980’s Kieselstien-Cord alligator ring to my contemporary Elsa Peretti scorpion necklace. Another one of my favorite pieces is a long Edwardian diamond ring that I first lusted over on a fellow Instagramer. When Danielle at Gem Gossip posted that the owner was letting it go, I jumped on it.

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There have been studies that people get more gratification from spending money on experiences rather than objects. To me beautiful jewelry is both an object and an experience every time you wear it. Rings are my favorite because you can admire them while you wear them. I love the craftsmanship- the touch of the hand. There is an emotional connection to a piece that was exquisitely made. I also love that jewelry speaks to the time and place that it was made whether it be from the Victorian era or the Dynasty/Dallas 1980’s.

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I fell in love with snake jewelry because of the baby sitter that stayed with my brother and I when my parents went off on their world travels. She was an original hippie Deadhead with an old BMW 2002. She had this amazing jeweled gold Victorian snake coil bracelet that she inherited. She’d casually wear it on her upper arm with jeans and a beat up tank top. I convinced her to let me borrow it for my senior prom. I hated my dress and my date, and the hairstylist screwed up my updo but it was worth it because I got to wear the snake.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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DIPTYQUE Tubéreuse scented candle

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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.

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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.

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Futuro Remoto Gioielli Earrings

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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.

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