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.

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

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WHAT’S ON HER WISHLIST? BEST HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR A JEWELLERY LOVER

Looking for a Christmas present for a jewellery lover? Say no more, I got you covered. Welcome to GEMOLOGUE annual jewellery holiday gift guide! As all the shop windows in London become sprinkled with Christmas decorations, I have selected 10 gift ideas for her including some from my own jewellery wish list! From surprisingly affordable pieces  to all things luxury you’ll find the perfect gift for any budget and taste!

Scroll down and shop these fabulous gifts by clicking the link in the text! Buying gifts for a jewellery lover has never been easier!

1. OLIVER BONAS JEWELLERY HOLDERS (£5 – £80)

If you’re looking for a present for a jewellery lover you can NEVER go wrong with jewellery accessories. One of my favourite affordable brands Oliver Bonas offers everything one can ever dream of from cute little ring holders and jewellery trays to sophisticated jewellery boxes and stands. I myself own 4 of them and counting.

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2. GEMOLOGUE STREET JEWELLERY STYLES & STYLING TIPS BOOK (£25)

An ultimate present for a fashionista and a jewellery lover in one. Collection of jewellery street style inspiration and archive of beautiful jewellery from all around the world by yours truly has been on the wish list of my Instagram followers since its launch! Now the time has come: sign it with kind wishes and why you admire their love for jewellery for a sweet personal touch!

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3. L’ÉCOLE, THE SCHOOL OF JEWELRY ARTS COURSE (£35 – £315)

EVERY passionate jewellery lover wants to know more about jewellery. An immutable truth. Specially for this occasion Jewellery School L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels offers gift certificates for everything from regular lectures to a visit to the heart of Van Cleef & Arpels Maison accompanied by a skilled craftsman. If your special someone  is spending holidays in Paris, you’ve just found the perfect gift!

4. SMYTHSON LEATHER NOTEBOOK (£45 – £ 215)

New Year – New Me resolution has to be documented and there’s no better place to do it than in a brand new gorgeous notebook! My personal favourites are metallic designs, a good way to please a lover of all things sparkly.

5. MARCUS MCCALLUM LOOSE GEMSTONE (PRICE PER CARAT)

In Hatton Gardens Marcus McCallum gemstone shop you can either choose a perfect loose stone or go extra mile and select a perfect bead for a one-of-a-kind personal jewellery gift. I just bought a beautiful string of kyanite for myself and I love it! Rare, unique and approved by jewellery blogger Liza Urla, what could be better?

6. STRANGELOVE NYC PERFUME OIL NECKLACE (£195)

Exquisite yet affordable gift for a person with a passion for perfumes and jewellery that stands out. Enhanced with the wearer’s natural body warmth the fragrance can be used anytime anywhere. And with citrusy top notes of Bergamot and Ginger, middle accords of rich Dark Chocolate and sweet Ylang Ylang and an earthy base of Orris Butter and Sandalwood it would definitely appeal to your special one. Once the fragrance runs low get a refill or fill the little bottle with mini versions of their favourite gemstones!

7. FORNASETTI JEWELLERY TRAY (£198)

This shimmering gold toned tray by my favourite Italian brand deserves a special attention if your receiver is a ring addict. Exquisite and playful ring adorned hand drawing speaks for itself!

8. NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD PEARL DECORATED SHOES (£420 –  £ 2,790)

How to surprise a jewellery lover, who seems to have everything already? Go for pearl adorned shoes! From trendy slippers to sexy pumps and winter boots this talented designer challenges the boundaries of traditional footwear design. I own a pair and as a jewellery lover I can sincerely share: I am obsessed!

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9. SILVIA FURMANOVICH MARQUETRY JEWELLERY BOX (FROM £1000)

If your lucky recipient follows @GEMOLOGUE Instagram, then this iconic marquetry creation by Silvia Furmanovich is 100% on their holiday wish list! Featuring two layers of organising compartments it is a unique and safe place to store most precious jewels. Think no more and click to buy it, they’re selling out fast!

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10. ICONIC CARTIER WATCH (£3,450 – £30,300)

No better timeless gift than a classic chic timepiece! For our wedding, my family has spoiled my fiancé and I with beautiful Cartier watches that we will cherish forever. A sophisticated gift for someone special to be forever thankful!

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Happy Holidays! Thanks for stopping by. Leave me a comment below and discover my last year’s Christmas gift guide jewellery for even more jewellery gift ideas for her!

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 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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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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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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THE JEWELS OF: WALLACE CHAN, THE PHILOSOPHER

The Jewels Of… is a new series by GEMOLOGUE, featuring my latest discoveries from the world’s most exciting jewellery designers and their spectacular creations – stunning jewels you will want to add to your own personal jewellery collection. Discover why I love The Jewels Of Wallace Chan.
THE DESIGNER:

At the tender age of 16, Wallace Chan began his extraordinary jewellery career as a gemstone carving apprentice. After just one year of learning and practice, he set up his own gemstone carving workshop in Hong Kong in 1974. When Chan works with gemstones something magical happens. It was his destiny, a true calling. For the next 40 years, he learned, practiced and gained an immense wisdom from his art. From painting, sculpture, engineering, metallurgy, and high jewellery design, Chan’s creations are an expression of pure passion. He is proud to be the first Asian artist invited to exhibit at a Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris, and TEFAF in Maastricht.

My destiny lies in jewellery. I learned paintings, I learned how to make sculptures, I also learned technical engineering and learned about gemstones. All these combined together led me to where I am today. When people look at jewellery they often focus on its value because it’s rare and precious, that’s why it comes with the high value. But jewellery is much more than that. After a piece of jewellery is discovered you apply craftsmanship, you apply design to wear it. It actually carries much more weight than paintings or sculptures because in one single piece of jewellery you need the expertise of craftsmanship, or metallurgy, or economic knowledge, or even understanding of colours. And a lot of people do not really appreciate that expertise behind everything that comes into the making of jewellery – Wallace Chan

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THE DETAILS:

Innovation is something Wallace Chan embraces in his jewellery making process. He works with a piece from designing to cutting, polishing, carving and setting, innovating his tools and techniques until he achieves extraordinary, out-of-this-world jewellery.

If he can’t find the right tool, Chan will buy three different machines, tear them open to understand the mechanics and rebuild them into one perfect tool for the job. The same is true with his materials. If gold is not working for his design, he’ll use a lighter metal like titanium to hold the beautiful stones in place, while fulfilling his ergonomic principles.

Wallace Chan is also a revolutionary gemstone setter. You won’t see conventional metalwork claws holding his gemstones in place. Instead, Chan has revolutionized this technique and uses the gemstones to set his diamonds. The result is a an architectural wonder on a micro scale.

The Wallace Cut is an illusionary carving technique that transcends dimensions

He is famous for his legendary 3D carving technique that he proudly calls the Wallace Cut. Invented in 1987 (the year I was born!), the Wallace Cut combines faceting and 360-degree intaglio to create fascinating, multi-line 3D engravings. Using multiple reflections, precise calculations and angle casting, these masterful trompe d’oleil continue to inspire sculptors and jewellery designers today.

The titanium material experiments

Wallace Chan’s titanium experiments have been a labour of love spanning eight years. Titanium is a difficult metal to work with, weighing only a fifth of gold, but it comes in a variety of colours, is eco-friendly, and incredibly strong. With titanium, Chan is able to create jewellery masterpieces that are light and comfortable to wear with an aesthetic that hides the underlying jewellery structure. It is advanced metallurgy and innovative jewellery-making.

I create the material; I don’t use something like gold, silver or steel because many people have already used this material for many years. Today I want to create a new material like titanium and even some new material. So I also have a workshop where I only create this material. To create such a material, you need to know the science behind each step of the process. – Wallace Chan

Revolutionary gemstone-setting-gemstone technique

Wallace Chan has honed the art of setting precious jewels using gemstones instead of the traditional claw setting method. This revolutionary method of gemstone setting minimizes the visibility of metal and brings the jewels into the spotlight. It gives his creations a magical feel, like jewels floating in the air.

Porcelain five times stronger than steel

Wallace Chan told me at GEM-A he’s about to unveil his latest innovation – porcelain five times stronger than steel. He has been working on the Wallace Chan porcelain for the better part of seven years, researching and experimenting. Porcelain is deeply rooted in Chan’s culture and history, but this new material is richer in colour, has an intense lustre, incredible strength and a contemporary spirit.

Very often these flashes of inspiration come from your memory, from your interaction with the world and anything out there. It could be a gemstone or piece of wood or any other type of material that will give you the concept or idea. Then at a later stage, they will be triggered and inspire you to create. – Wallace Chan

WHY I LOVE IT:

It was such an honour meeting Wallace Chan and I will always value my time spent with him. In a previous article, I wrote about the Wallace Chan Controversy, as genius like his is not readily embraced by everyone. But for me, he touches a chord in my heart that makes my Russian soul soar. Wallace Chan has to be the most innovative jewellery artist I have ever met. And he has the soul of a philosopher. His approach to work, his view of life and his endless love for jewellery-making is truly enchanting. His creation process draws inspiration from the gemstones created by Mother Nature over thousands of years. He gets lost in the wonder and beauty of the jewel, and loves to create objects the world has never seen. He will be remembered forever, as he continues to innovate and create historic jewellery pieces. Once you’ve laid eyes on his elaborate jewels, you’ll never forget them. He is a living legend.

When something breaks apart, it fails or does it? When a dream is abandoned, it fails or does it ? As a Master of Failures, I see failures as opportunities and possibilities. – Wallace Chan

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Wallace Chan’s ‘Music on my Mind’ necklace with rare Burmese rubies, opals, pink sapphires and diamonds. It has lapis lazuli backing the opals to enhance their vibrancy, and blue topaz atop of the opal to protect it. Wallace Chan chose to marry the intense red of the Burmese rubies with the combined blue of the opals and topaz, because “people are excited by the red, and calmed by the blue.” The name alludes to the form of the necklace, with the titanium setting oscillating like sound waves in music, or indeed, as Wallace Chan himself described it, “Pulses, like a heartbeat.”

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Intertwining Love Earrings

Two pieces of rosewood symbolizing healing, love, compassion, feminine grace, nobility and spiritual wisdom are sowed as the seeds of love. They grow from the earth as their titanium roots embellished with gemstones reach up to the sky. 

Each earring has its own temperament, the one with a sapphire carries calmness and the one with a ruby embodies passion. The ultimate balance of one’s being is achieved through having both.

A high level of craftsmanship seamlessly combines materials that are different by nature as if they were naturally one.

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Thanks for stopping by! What do you think of  these jewellery works of art by Wallace Chan? 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.

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

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BINA GOENKA PRET COLLECTION FOR NET-A-PORTER PRESENTATION, ANNABEL’S

Bina Goenka brings her lavish style to NET-A-PORTER for her first online prêt (ready-to-wear) jewellery collection. Now everyone can enjoy a taste of her high jewellery online!

“We are so excited to be launching such an exceptional and unique brand exclusively to NET-A-PORTER, and to be able to showcase Bina Goenka’s pieces to our customers for the first time. The brand maintains an acute focus on creating only the finest works of art using the rarest of materials. We are delighted the collection will be included in our growing Fine Jewelry & Watch suite in time for the holiday season.”  Elizabeth von der Goltz, Global Buying Director, NET-A-PORTER

I was excited to see Bina Geonka’s daughter Avanti at the launch of the jewellery collection with the befitting name – Prêt. It was wonderfully presented in one of the opulent rooms of the newly refurbished Annabel’s in Mayfair London. With high ceilings and a luxurious decor, it was the perfect palatial setting to sit and have a pleasant chat with Avanti Geonka about her favourite pieces available online from the Prêt collection.

SHOP BINA GOENKA ON NET-A-PORTER:

I remember the first pair of Bina Goenka ruby earring studs I tried on. It was for one of my GEMOLOGUE features, The Jewels of… I loved the bold and innovative designs of her jewellery.

“I’ve not changed the way we make this jewellery collection, nor taken anything away. These jewels are made by the same hands that make our high jewellery pieces and I’ve used colour and precious gems, in them in a way that would usually be seen as the preserve of more ‘serious’ or ‘high jewellery’ collections. This feeling that the very best should be unattainable is something I set out to change in this Prêt collection, which is full of colour, and ravishing gems to be enjoyed every day.” Bina Goenka

Earrings have to be my go-to for jewellery. I just love them! But it’s important for me not to get so overwhelmed by the beauty of the design that I ignore the comfort level. Can I wear them all day and all night?

The remarkable thing about Bina Goenka Net-A-Porter jewellery is it’s gemstone and diamond jewellery made for everyday wear.

I’ve been craving rubies lately and these long ruby stud earrings are a dream! I confess, I’m in love with these earrings. Craftsmanship wasn’t wasted on these miniature pieces of art. And besides, long earrings suit women with long hair like me!

Just look at how illustrator Jo Bird captured my mood wearing these earrings. Adore her style! She’s so talented and it was lovely meeting her.

When I started GEMOLOGUE in 2009, you couldn’t find jewellery like this for sale online. But that’s all changed. Nowadays people spend hundreds and thousands of pounds online for jewellery like dreamy Buccellati and de Grisogono.

You can find a beautiful array of designs and designers to choose from online in my post, THE BEST PLACES TO SHOP ONLINE FOR JEWELLERY.

It’s exciting to see more and more high jewellery available to buy online. The Prêt collection by Bina Goenka, a self-taught jewellery designer, encapsulates an unconventional spirit, a fluidity and freedom in the essence and quality of her breath-taking designs in a wearable, everyday collection.

“I am very pleased to be working with NET-A-PORTER and to bring our jewellery to a completely new audience. For many years I’ve been making high jewellery pieces for private clients from around the world, but to date have never done a Prêt collection. I’ve relished the challenge of bringing high jewellery techniques and quality into these miniature works of art, and am excited that with the expertise and reach of NET-A-PORTER they will add a touch of high jewellery to people’s everyday wardrobes.”  Bina Goenka

Confident, precious jewels in a fresh, vibrant and contrasting palette of rubies, emeralds, mother of pearl, tiger’s eye, tsavorites, amethysts, and diamonds that you can wear every day.

Have you checked out the whole Bina Goenka Prêt jewellery collection on Net-A-Porter? Leave me a comment 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.

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

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GET THE LOOK: AS SEEN IN VOGUE BRAZIL

I am sure you haven’t forgotten my excitement about the making of Silvia Furmanovich jewellery campaign for the new Botanica collection in Sao Paulo. I was not only modelling but also art directing the shoot. I had an opportunity to create several striking jewellery looks from the stunning jewels of Silvia Furmanovich and I’m happy to say it was a hit!

This green Amazonia look is one of my favourite recent looks! You have probably noticed I have my hair loose all the time. Even though I never put my hair up, I absolutely loved this particular hairstyle. Inspired by divine Brazilian nature I felt it was in tune with 3 dimensional forms of Silvia Furmanovich earrings from the Botanica collection.

Here I am wearing one of the best Brazilian designer brand Paula Raia in incredible green hues – in line with Brazilian DNA of the shoot. The open back top has a beautiful and delicate design in light green colour, which goes perfectly with the skirts’s darker shade of green.

If I was asked what was my favourite design from Botanica SF, I would have a hard time answering. What I can say for sure is that I didn’t want to take off these 18k gold orchid earrings encrusted with diamonds and a rubellite in the center! Light as feather and carefully crafted with signature Silvia Furmanovich marquetry technique, they add a tropical touch to any look.

EARRINGS AND RINGS SILVIA FURMANOVICH

TOP AND SKIRT PAULA RAIA

One of these photos made it to Vogue and Bergdord Goodmans magazines. Can you guess, which one? 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

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

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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20 SPARKLY INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS TO BRIGHTEN YOUR IG FEED

There are so many inspiring Instagram accounts, but how not to get lost and choose the good one to follow if you’re a jewellery admirer or designer? I scanned my own feed and handpicked for you my favourite luxury Instagram accounts to follow. I would spend hours discussing jewellery and fashion with these people! What makes them ideal for your feed? Strong aesthetic and appreciation for creativity, travel, art and, of course, jewellery!

Here are my 20 aesthetic Instagram accounts to follow: best jewelry Instagram accounts like Boucheron and Silvia Furmanovich, industry enlighteners like L’École Van Cleef & Arpels,  jewellery advocates like The Adventurine and Gem Gossip, and fashion trendsetters like Chriselle Lim and Margaret Zhang! Scroll down to see all.

Maria Dueñas Jacobs

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Rainy day pick-me-up courtesy @glennspirojewels. This Jahanara ring is a 40.51 carat white diamond, color D, internally flawless, from the Golconda mine in India ✨ tag a friend looking for an engagement/diamond ring 😘

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L’École des Arts Joailliers

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🇫🇷 L’exposition organisée par L’École conte l’histoire des diamants acquis par Louis XIV auprès du négociant et voyageur Jean-Baptiste Tavernier en 1668 : une reconstitution historique de vingt diamants exceptionnels. . 🇺🇸 The exhibition at l’Ecole tells the story of the diamonds acquired by Louis XIV from the travelling merchant Jean-Baptiste Tavernier in 1668 : the reproduction of these twenty exceptional stones will be revealed here for the first time. . Entrée libre du 23 au 31 janvier / Free entrance January 23-31 du lundi au vendredi – 10h-18h / Monday- Friday – 10AM-6PM 31 rue Danielle Casanova 75001 Paris . Photo © @bureau_142

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Silvia Furmanovich

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“Do your practice and all is coming” – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois #RiadNour @adrianabittencourtstore

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Melanie Georgacopoulos

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Pearly details @burberry ! #lfw #lonfonfashionweek #pearlsinfashion

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SUITCASE Magazine

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FOMO? It’s never too early to start planning next year’s breaks. You know where to find the link… #SUITCASEtravels ⠀

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Peter McKinnon

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CANON EOS R. Used it extensively in the mountains for a week. Just posted my experience with the new camera and why I’m switching to it. Check out the new video on my channel! With the battery grip it almost looks like the 1dx2 doesn’t it! Ha. K see ya.

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Julia Flit

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These emeralds took my breath away! @harrywinston over £1m @jewelleryarabia2017 @gemologue #bahrain

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MATCHESFASHION.COM

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A new coat may come to define your look for the rest of the season, so make sure you choose well. In this week’s issue of #TheStyleReport, we explore how, and where, to find your own perfect piece. Head to the link in bio to read more, plus tap to shop 👌

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Margaret Zhang

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GROWTH STORIES film still 🎀🎬

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Etho Maria Haute Joaillerie

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So be curious. Swipe left to discover pieces from our Diamonds In Red Collection. Available in select @saks @neimanmarcus and @londonjewelers locations. You can also email us at [email protected] for more details.

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The Haute Pursuit by Vanessa Hong

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Through the veil #dohosuh

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The Adventurine by Marion Fasel

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The first big jewelry book of the season is by Liza Urla of @gemologue 📚 Click the link in bio to find out about the cool publication ‘Gemologue: Street Jewellery Styles & Styling Tips’ published by @accartbooksus – how Liza has seen the jewelry landscape change while she has been covering it for the last 9 years and what she wants to do next in her coverage of the jewelry world 🌎 Photo by Julia Flint, GEM Kreatives for GEMOLOGUE 💎 #jewelrybook #jewelryinfluencer

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Gem Gossip

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Day 19 of 20: #gemgossipjewelbox Photo from one of my favorites @jeanjeanvintage 💥

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Chriselle Lim

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Nothing is what it seems on social media. My last outfit photo I posted in this dress.. I got a flood of DMs and comments on “how do you look this good a week after giving birth?”. The fact is I don’t. I literally threw on this dress (that I’ve been waiting to wear after my pregnancy) for a photo and realized that it still doesn’t zip up. I still can’t wear pants… in fact I barely fit into my maternity jeans. Chloe keeps asking me if I’m pregnant again because of my belly. 99.9% of the time I’m in a nursing bra and a robe at home (with nursing pads sticking out all over the place.. like in this photo).And I’m totally ok with that… all good things take time and I’ve learned to love my postpartum body. 💪🏻 #1weekpostpartum

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Park & Cube by Shini Park

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Une Femme Est Une Femme—Style editorial: coming soon [DON’T SMOKE KIDS] photography @shini.park

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5 Inch and Up by Sandra Hagelstam

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Wore what might just have been the most gorgeous earrings I’ve ever seen at yesterday’s @messikajewelry #messikamovesnyc party hosted by @gigihadid ✨ Swipe to see the beautiful pair 💎 #MessikabyGigiHadid

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Boucheron

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Green leaves VS white ceramic This series playfully mixes the graphical and geometric aesthetics of Quatre with the wilderness of nature, which has always been an inspiration for Boucheron. #BoucheronQuatre

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FOR FUTURE REFERENCE

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Could not be more excited that our favorite @retrouvai lollipop rings are included in this year’s @wsjoffduty #offduty50! Thank you to @becky_malinsky for the 🍭❤!

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Valerie Desmurs

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Please do not message me asking me to wear your jewellery, shoes, garments against a retribution. I am NOT interested, this is NOT my thing and I am NOT a (paid) influencer. I only wear what I LOVE and would certainly not expect to be paid to wear what I LOVE anyway| I am very specific. And…I will never wear things I do not love ! No more messages, thank you | #notmything

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Wills Note Book by Will Kahn

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#willsnotebook @silviafurmanovich

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Feeling inspired? Then share YOUR most inspirational accounts that brighten your feed with me in comments!

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

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

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.

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

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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]

SHOP MY FAVOURITE JEWELRY ONLINE:

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

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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