GET THE LOOK: PHU QUOC, KABANNG WEDDING

Weddings are in my list of favourite celebrations! Seeing the happy couple side-by-side on a special day, about to embark on a whole new adventure together is one of the best feelings ever! I recently got to experience it again, celebrating the love of Rushang and Kaabia.

In the paradise island of Phu Quoc JW Marriott Emerald Bay Resort & Spa, Vietnam, with three days of the Wedding Carnival ahead of us, I made sure I came prepared! For the second day wedding beach party I decided to go with stylish, yet comfortable Sophia Webster butterfly sandals. I am not a fan of changing shoes during an event – these sandals made sure I survived 12 hours of dancing, while I was still enjoying myself! Jewellery is also an important consideration for a wedding, especially earrings! I wore diamond wing earrings by AS29 – comfortable and a great complement for my outfit.

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To comply with the Indo-western dress code I couldn’t help, but get a gorgeous henna done! I chose to go all shimmery with my outfit, pairing a silver Ganni dress with a silver choker by Michelle Lowe-Holder form her signature costume jewellery collection. Even my makeup was silver, accented with black eyeliner!

I decided to really have fun with accessories and wore a beautiful pearl Yvonne Léon ear cuff. Along with H. Stern, Mike Joseph and Brazilian heart-shaped crystal rings, it added a contemporary touch to my outfit. The cuff was holding on securely, so thankfully I had no chance of losing this gold mini french creation! Finishing off with a Bulgari backpack and a traditional Vietnamese hat I got the perfect combination of both comfortable and striking in one wedding guest outfit!

AS29 EARRINGS

YVONNE LÉON EAR CUFF

MICHELLE LOWE-HOLDER CHOKER

MIKE JOSEPH PEARL RING

H. STERN STAR RING

GANNI DRESS

SOPHIA WEBSTER SANDALS

BULGARI BACKPACK

ADAM SELMAN x LE SPECS SUNGLASSES

Thanks for stopping by! What was your last wedding guest outfit? Let me know in the comments down 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]

GEMOLOGUE jewelry blog by Liza Urla is a celebration of fine, fashion and vintage jewellery featuring talented jewellery designers, trendy urban street style, exclusive interviews and rare jewellery reviews. This jewellery blog’s goal is to encourage and educate about jewellery online in a fresh and original fashion to inspire women and men across the globe in a fashion and travelling context.

Jewellery blogger, writer Liza Urla, the founder of GEMOLOGUE, is a London-based and NYC-educated gemologist, who has travelled to and lived in many countries. She is now one of the most influential digital jewellery tastemakers. Her jewellery influence has been acknowledged by Financial Times, The New York Times, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

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

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

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GET THE LOOK…PERFUME – A SENSORY JOURNEY, SOMERSET HOUSE

At the private perfume workshop at Experimental Perfume Club, I learned that scent is a story. Just like a story, it has a beginning, middle and end. Just like a story, the beginning must draw you in with impact. The middle must have imagination and emotion; at the end must stay with you long after you’ve walked away.  My sensory journey through contemporary scent at Perfume Exhibition in Somerset House inspired me to create my own “GEM” perfume,  but also taught me that perfume is becoming a different kind of cultural experience; rather than being like a casual accessory, it is a key to express personality, mood, past and aspirations. Similar to jewellery, perfume takes on narrative, behaving less like an accessory. This multi-sensory exhibition runs until 23 September and features ten extraordinary perfumes and their pioneering creators, who have radically changed our perceptions of fragrance over the last 20 years! This exhibition will take you on a journey through a series of rooms designed to reflect the inspirations of the scents, from the Moroccan desert, a Catholic confessional, a water theme park to a lover’s boudoir. My favourite room is the scent of Paris in spring when lilacs bloom, an abstract interpreation of traditional floral scent. Made for Frederic Malle, the first perfume house to credit the perfumer on the bottle.

Perfume – A Sensory Journey, Somerset House until 23rd of September.

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BRACELET BY IRADJ MOINI

HAT BY BORSALINO

DRESS BY GANNI

PERFUME BY FRÉDÉRIC MALLE EN PASSANT 

 GET THE LOOK:

LOEWE Elephant coin purse

LOEWE Elephant coin purse

Solange Hotlips Ring

Solange Hotlips Ring

SMYTHSON Mara croc-effect leather jewelry case

SMYTHSON Mara croc-effect leather jewelry case

Annoushka Mythology Globe Amulet

Annoushka Mythology Globe Amulet

Smythson Make It Happen Notebook

Smythson Make It Happen Notebook

Christian Louboutin Lip Colour

Christian Louboutin Lip Colour

Annoushka Alphabet Pendant

N°21 Striped slip-on sandals

N°21 Striped slip-on sandals

Christian Louboutin Nail Polish

Christian Louboutin Nail Polish

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 Moeez Tali. Art Direction by Liza Urla.

All photos belong to GEM Kreatives for GEMOLOGUE. Material on this website may not be copied, broadcasted or adapted without written consent.

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GET THE LOOK…THE KENSINGTON LONDON

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

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

JEWELLERY BY FREYWILLE

JACKET BY STELLA MCCARTNEY

SERPENTI FOREVER BAG BY BULGARI

JEANS AND SHIRT BY ZARA

SHOP THE LOOK:

LOEWE Elephant coin purse

LOEWE Elephant coin purse

Solange Hotlips Ring

Solange Hotlips Ring

SMYTHSON Mara croc-effect leather jewelry case

SMYTHSON Mara croc-effect leather jewelry case

Futuro Remoto Gioielli Earrings

Futuro Remoto Gioielli Earrings

Smythson Make It Happen Notebook

Smythson Make It Happen Notebook

Annoushka Mythology Globe Amulet

Annoushka Mythology Globe Amulet

Christian Louboutin Nail Polish

Christian Louboutin Nail Polish

Annoushka Alphabet Pendant

DIPTYQUE Tubéreuse scented candle

DIPTYQUE Tubéreuse scented candle

GEMOLOGUE by Liza Urla features exquisite global discoveries, trendy urban street style, exclusive interviews and rare jewellery reviews – a celebration of fine jewellery, fashion jewellery and vintage jewellery.

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

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

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JEWELLERY STYLING TIPS VIDEO: HOW TO STYLE COSTUME JEWELLERY WITH IRADJ MOINI

If you are looking for jewellery styling tips and inspiration, I have it covered. Welcome to GEMOLOGUE jewellery styling video series: chic jewellery looks to inspire you based on the top tips from GEMOLOGUE: Street Jewellery Styles & Styling Tips book. Time to share beautiful jewellery in action!

1st Jewellery Look – Pearl Queen

With pearls and costume jewellery coming together, there’s no chance I would’ve missed creating this look! A hint of white and a trace of pearls in each jewel bring different styles together in one classy colour palette as you can never go wrong with white! People crave attention so they decorate themselves with fabulous and eye catching costume jewels, such as those of Iradj Moini.

“Aquamarine & Chalcedony Snake Cuff” with mother of pearl, Iradj Moini
“Star Choker” with aquamarine, amethyst, pearl, lemon quartz and Swarovski crystals, Iradj Moini

2nd Jewellery Look – Costume Statement

Jewellery is a great conversation starter, and Iradj Moini striking costume jewels say it all for you! Wear statement costume jewellery at weddings and evening events to create a stir and to add a playful touch to your evening dress. This works particularly well when dress code rules are strict: costume jewellery will make your outfit shine!

“Fall-Inspired Butterfly Cuff” with fluorite, agate, carnelian and emerald, Iradj Moini
“Aquamarine Branch Necklace” with aquamarine, ruby, Swarovski crystals and 18K gold-plated branches, Iradj Moini

3rd Jewellery Look – Coral Parure

Quality hand-made costume jewellery has become the embodiment of design and craftsmanship rather than intrinsically valuable materials. Since the crazy 1920s flappers styled their outfits with MANY trendy costume jewels of that time because they became widely available and more affordable than fine jewels. That’s why costume jewellery has no rules – and I love it! The more costume jewels you wear the better, and parures are also more than welcome. Just look at this coral set I’m wearing for your inspiration!

“Carnelian Tassel Earrings” with carnelian, lemon quartz, citrine, amethyst and Swarovski crystals, Iradj Moini
“Red Coral Bracelet” with treated coral, fluorite and lemon quartz, Iradj Moini
“Red Italian Coral Bead Choker” with Italian coral, treated coral, amethyst and lemon quartz, Iradj Moini

Thanks for stopping by! You can subscribe to GEMOLOGUE YouTube Channel for more jewellery styling videos, behind-the-scenes and jewellery events!

Which look of my jewellery styling video is your favourite? Let me know in the comments down 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]

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.

*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 STYLING TIPS VIDEO: HOW TO STYLE COSTUME JEWELLERY WITH IRADJ MOINI

If you are looking for jewellery styling tips and inspiration, I have it covered. Welcome to GEMOLOGUE jewellery styling video series: chic jewellery looks to inspire you based on the top tips from GEMOLOGUE: Street Jewellery Styles & Styling Tips book. Time to share beautiful jewellery in action!

1st Jewellery Look – Pearl Queen

With pearls and costume jewellery coming together, there’s no chance I would’ve missed creating this look! A hint of white and a trace of pearls in each jewel bring different styles together in one classy colour palette as you can never go wrong with white! People crave attention so they decorate themselves with fabulous and eye catching costume jewels, such as those of Iradj Moini.

“Aquamarine & Chalcedony Snake Cuff” with mother of pearl, Iradj Moini
“Star Choker” with aquamarine, amethyst, pearl, lemon quartz and Swarovski crystals, Iradj Moini

2nd Jewellery Look – Costume Statement

Jewellery is a great conversation starter, and Iradj Moini striking costume jewels say it all for you! Wear statement costume jewellery at weddings and evening events to create a stir and to add a playful touch to your evening dress. This works particularly well when dress code rules are strict: costume jewellery will make your outfit shine!

“Fall-Inspired Butterfly Cuff” with fluorite, agate, carnelian and emerald, Iradj Moini
“Aquamarine Branch Necklace” with aquamarine, ruby, Swarovski crystals and 18K gold-plated branches, Iradj Moini

3rd Jewellery Look – Coral Parure

Quality hand-made costume jewellery has become the embodiment of design and craftsmanship rather than intrinsically valuable materials. Since the crazy 1920s flappers styled their outfits with MANY trendy costume jewels of that time because they became widely available and more affordable than fine jewels. That’s why costume jewellery has no rules – and I love it! The more costume jewels you wear the better, and parures are also more than welcome. Just look at this coral set I’m wearing for your inspiration!

“Carnelian Tassel Earrings” with carnelian, lemon quartz, citrine, amethyst and Swarovski crystals, Iradj Moini
“Red Coral Bracelet” with treated coral, fluorite and lemon quartz, Iradj Moini
“Red Italian Coral Bead Choker” with Italian coral, treated coral, amethyst and lemon quartz, Iradj Moini

Thanks for stopping by! You can subscribe to GEMOLOGUE YouTube Channel for more jewellery styling videos, behind-the-scenes and jewellery events!

Which look of my jewellery styling video is your favourite? Let me know in the comments down 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]

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.

*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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VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE: HOW TO STYLE PEARL JEWELLERY

Let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day this year by pampering ourselves with a little self-love and pearls. Nothing brightens the face quite like the lustrous glow of a pearl. And in the GEMOLOGUE Universe, you’ll find lots of inspiration and pearl style for that perfect gift.

Throughout history, women and pearls have embodied the very notion of glamour and sophistication. With so many symbolic meanings, pearls are hard to neglect. Cleopatra was one of the first women to bring pearls into the spotlight as a symbol of wealth and power. In a bold spectacle of extravagance one night at dinner, she challenged her guests to the most expensive meal ever. She then took off one of her pearl earrings and dissolved it in vinegar before downing the exquisite drink in one go. I’d love to see the look on her guests’ faces at that very moment!

For the women of Venice, pearls were more of a symbol of romance. Brave pearl divers risked their necks looking for these precious gems, just so some beautiful woman could wear a delicate strand of pearls around her fine neck. In later centuries, the women of nobility wore pearls as a symbol of status, elegance and femininity, as noted by the jewellery lovers of my recent Instagram pearl giveaway.

What unites all these stories? For women everywhere, pearls are a celebration of self-love that can instantly put a confident smile and a luminescent glow of delight on your face! So celebrate this year’s Day of Love by spoiling yourself to the special gift of pearls. Pearls can be edgy and give you a look of power and confidence, romance and tenderness, as well as elegance and femininity. A pearl will bring out your best qualities and become a gem of self-expression, whatever that might be. Take a look at all the amazing styles below in the GEMOLOGUE shopping gift guide!

Dainty Pearls

My beloved dainty trend is in full swing! Just check out my Instagram curation! Plenty of Annoushka jewellery with beautiful designs featuring pearls. My favourite is definitely the 18k gold butterfly earrings with pearl drops from the same collection as the necklace I wore for my bridal ceremony! Keep an eye out for Maria Tash, who has been perfecting the art of piercing and jewellery-making since 1993. She has some of the cutest pearl designs available on NET-A-PORTER! And finally, one of my favourite designers, Yvonne Léon. There’s just something fabulously Parisienne about everything she touches. I’m so in love with this ear cuff I’ve added it to my personal collection; it makes me feel playful and beautiful!

Pearl Chokers

Pearl chokers are timeless and modern all at the same time. The first choker I have for you is the  David Morris piece with four flexible rows of graduated cultured pearls. I chose this choker for my Sotheby’s Jewellery Curation. It would make any woman look at herself in a different light. The second choker is the absolutely gorgeous vintage Marina B pearl choker with seven strands of pearls, centered by a geometric onyx and rubellite motif embellished with diamonds. I have a lifetime fascination with Marina B chokers! See for yourself on Moda Operandi! As for the natural pearl designs, look no farther than Azza Fine Jewellery of Bahrain. She has the cutest modern chokers!

Contemporary Pearls

Jewellery design is constantly evolving, so peals will never be old-fashioned. Ana Khouri’s sculptural designs are so innovative, she really thinks outside of the box when it comes to creating new ways to wear pearl jewellery. Her high jewellery collection that I discovered during Paris Couture Week is also worth a look! And what about the pearls from the jewellery brand Mizuki, which I tried on at COUTURE in Las Vegas! The fresh pearl designs took my breath away, and their chokers are to die for! Take a look on Net-A-Porter! Designer Melanie Georgacopoulos adds a surprising and fresh approach to her mother-of-pearl jewellery. Check out her Instagram for the most innovative ideas in pearl jewellery. I’ve even added it to my top Instagram accounts to follow!

Hygge Pearls

The Jewellery Room gives you a dazzling array of contemporary pearl jewels with Scandinavian flavour. You’ll find jewellery designers brimming with stunning and creative pearl jewellery ideas, imagined by only the finest Danish craftsmanship. My Jewellery Room curation features designers like MaryLou, Pernille Lauridsen and Ole Lynggaard. My favourite pearl design is this beautiful shooting star ring. It reminds me of women everywhere who have the confidence to reach for the stars!

Fine pearls

Many of my best-loved fine jewellery brands have some beautiful pearl pieces that are youthful and avant-garde. My favourite is the La Perla collection by Mike Joseph, with its sensual shapes and beauty enhancing qualities. Even high jewellery brand Chaumet that I previewed during Paris Couture Week has recently re-imagined it’s Josephine collection to showcase pearls in an unexpected and magical way!

Fashion pearls

If you prefer your pearls to be in the height of fashion, check the Farfertch pearl section! From my go-to Nicholas Kirkwood pearl shoes to a glowing array of pearl decorated bags, sunglasses and even T-shirts, your inner pearl lover will not be disappointed. If you’re looking for budget-friendly pearl options to celebrate your Day of Self-Love, take a look at some costume jewellery brands like Ellery Jewellery, Chloe and Y Project, which I wore at El Lodge Marbella.

Still thirsty for more Valentine’s Day self-love shopping ideas? Make sure to check out my best places to shop for jewellery online!

Now that you’ve laid your eyes on YOUR perfect Valentine’s Day gift, it’s time to style those pearls! Pearl jewellery can be young, fun, inventive and is anything but old-fashioned or uptight. It’s all about the overall design of the jewellery piece and your attitude to styling it! Don’t be afraid to take risks! Don’t doubt your ability to succeed and show the world the life you live on your terms… in pearls! Inspired by GEMOLOGUE: Street Jewellery Styles & Styling Tips book, here are my top five pearl jewellery styling tips:

Pearl Jewellery Styling Tips

  1. Mismatch your pearl earrings for endless, creative possibilities. Try wearing one heirloom stud and one contemporary drop earring from any of above brands! Show the world you’re open to new ideas and ready to go against the flow!
  2. Pierce with pearls. From grunge to delicate pierced earrings, put those pearls close to your ears and be surprised at the turnaround in your vibe! No piercings yet? Consider pearl ear cuffs for a more playful look.
  3. Expand your pearl horizon. Love different colours and shades of pearls? Why not mix it up! A classical white strand will shine in a different light if layered with grey, pink or Tahitian pearls! Check my necklace layering guide for tips.
  4. Add a glow to your ring stack. For a unified palette, add grey pearls to a silver stack, yellow or white to yellow metals and pink freshwater pearls to pink metals. Or mismatch it all and add one or more pearl rings for dainty perfection!
  5. Get trendy in pearls. One of the growing trends is adding pearls to jewellery pieces in subtle, intricate and intriguing ways. Watch out for pearl drop chokers, floating minimalist rings and phalanx or two/three finger rings!

Happy Valentines Day! Now you’re ready to celebrate self-love in style! When was the last time you gave yourself a gift? Let me know 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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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 and videos 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 STYLING TIPS VIDEO: HOW TO STYLE STATEMENT JEWELS WITH VERDURA

If you are looking for jewellery styling tips and inspiration, I have it covered. Welcome to GEMOLOGUE jewellery styling video series: chic jewellery looks to inspire you based on the top tips from GEMOLOGUE: Street Jewellery Styles & Styling Tips book. Time to share beautiful jewellery in action!

1st Jewellery Look – Coco cuffs

The highlight of this look is undoubtedly the gorgeous Fulco Verdura Theodora Cuff created for Verdura’s 75th Anniversary. Inspired by the original Maltese Cross Cuffs that Verdura designed for Chanel in the 1930s, they create an empowering black look! Keep in mind: when you’re wearing big statement cuffs, keep the rings to a minimum (just like I did with one simple Copa Ring in black jade and 18k yellow gold). Italian style black onyx shell earclips are perfect to complete this statement look.

The “Theodora” Cuff, Verdura
Yellow Gold And Black Jade “Copa” Ring, Verdura
Small Black Onyx And Citrine Flat Turban Shell Earclips, Verdura

2nd Jewellery Look – Floral cabochons

Cabochons are what makes this look striking! Matching Stardust Earclips with diamonds and blue star sapphires to beautiful diamonds and fourteen oval cabochon sapphires in Hyacinth Bracelet. Growing up with an exotic garden in Sicily, Verduraa was awed by plant life, later incorporating favourite species in his jewellery designs. Finish off this floral look with an array of cocktail rings if you’re up for an occasion, or go without them for a more relaxed style.

Pair Of Blue Star Sapphire And Diamond “Stardust” Cluster Earclips, Verdura
Sapphire, Gold And Diamond “Hyacinth” Bracelet, Verdura
Gold, White Topaz And Pink Tourmaline “Candy” Ring, Verdura
Yellow Gold, Cabochon Star Sapphire & Russian Emerald “Mosaic” Ring, Verdura
Gold And Sapphire “Basketweave” Ring, Verdura
Vintage Kunzite, Diamond, Gold And Platinum “Two-Blades” Ring, Verdura

3rd Jewellery Look – Golden madness

Mixing metals is very en vogue, however if you go for large statement pieces make sure the metals match! Wearing all yellow gold jewels for my third jewellery look, the matching Verdura caged ring and bracelet are my favourites – inspired by rope work of fishermen nets and willed with faceted rock crystals. Finishing this look with a statement 18k yellow gold Lily Bracelet adored by Marlene Dietrich back in the days.

Gold And Rock Crystal “Caged” Ring, Verdura
Gold “Lily” Bracelet, Verdura
Gold And Ruby “Medusa” Ring, Verdura
Gold And Rock Crystal “Caged” Cuff, Verdura
Gold And Diamond Basketweave Ring, Verdura
Pair Of Gold, Enamel And Diamond “Star” Earclips, Verdura

Which look of my jewellery styling video is your favourite? Let me know in the comments down 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.

*Styling and art direction by Liza Urla. All photos and videos belong to GEM Kreatives for GEMOLOGUE.

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

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High Jewelry Made a Big Impact at Paris Couture Week

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

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GIAMBATTISTA VALLI AND ELEUTERI:

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

PICTURE Credit FROM VOGUE.COM

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GUO PEI AND CHOPARD:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DRESS DE LA VALI

HEELS AQUAZZURA

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SUNGLASSES JIMMY CHOO

Thanks for stopping by! Do you think it’s essential to own some elegant day-to-night jewels? Leave me a message in the comments below!

I am extremely happy to announce that my new jewelry book – GEMOLOGUE: Street Jewellery Styles & Styling Tips – is now on Amazon. I’m so excited. It’s the first book of its kind solely dedicated to jewellery. 

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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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 Flit Photography.  Styling and art direction by Liza Urla. All photos belong to GEM Kreatives for GEMOLOGUE.

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

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GET THE LOOK: 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]

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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