LOVENESS LEE AMMIL RING REVIEW 5/5 (3)

Imagine for a moment if Nature herself were your designer for a magnificent piece of jewellery. What kind of wonder would she create and would it be like anything you’ve ever seen before? Let me introduce you to the unique beauty of this Loveness Lee Ammil ring. With such vibrant hues, dynamic shapes, and organic textures, Loveness Lee Ammil ring is created with the help of nature and the skill of talented designer Loveness Lee to produce jewellery that is as colourful as it is unique.

“By collaborating with nature, I let it do the work for me – I am able to create naturally unpredictable shapes, colours and textures that cannot be replicated, which gives a special value to my collection.”

Design  3 Stars
Value for money 4 Stars
Showstopper 3.5 Stars
Durability 4 Stars
Craftsmanship 3.5 Stars
GEMOLOGUE SCORE 3.5 Stars
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Loveness Lee Ammil ring screams style and daring, and speaks to my passion for self-expression and jewellery that has a story to tell. A definite conversation opener, and a real statement piece with a poetic aesthetic, I love pieces of jewellery like this! Even Loveness Lee’s description of the ring made my imagination go wild!

What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Ammil:  An Old English term for ‘enamel’ used for those warm winter days when the whole of Dartmoor is transformed into a glistening ice crystal palace. Ammil is the thin layer of ice that coats every leaf, twig, and blade of grass after a flash freeze. On the perfect day, the whole moor sparkles and glitters like a diamond encrusted landscape.

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Let me tell you a secret – serendipity is my favourite part of life. So, it was a happy moment when I got engaged in Venice a few months ago and discovered the word was engraved on my engagement ring. Serendipity plays a big part in the Loveness Lee design process and the shapes, colours, and textures that come out of it. Although consistently recognisable, it’s never predictable. Loveness Lee describes it as a ‘trans-natural’ concept created when nature, science, and art work together in harmony. The result is always unique and of course, serendipitous!

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Individually cast in bronze with applied patination, each Loveness Lee Ammil ring is gold plated to preserve the desired effect and finish. This ring was made in Loveness Lee’s London workshop using cuttlebone casting and patination to create a unique colour and texture in each piece.

Loveness Lee Ammil ring is available online for £375.

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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.

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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]

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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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HOW TO PICK THE PERFECT ANNIVERSARY GIFT

Of course, an anniversary gift absolutely has to be jewellery! Ideally, a piece that exudes timeless elegance to be treasured forever! In this article I am sharing my tips on how to pick the perfect anniversary gift, and why gift giving is important for your relationship. A must-read for you and your boyfriend. The inspiration behind this article was my own anniversary last week with my fiancé, which I’ll also tell you about.

I am surprised at just how many people underestimate the power of gift giving, and the effect it can have on a relationship. Gift giving is one of the special ways to convey love between two people, because it lets your partner know you are thinking of him or her, even when you are not together! This crucial part of a relationship is often overlooked, especially by men. Gift giving is something that should not be a chore. It must come from the heart. Doesn’t it give you great pleasure to surprise and delight your special someone?

Ladies, do not forget to share this article with your significant other. Gift giving is important because it will make your woman feel truly special, knowing you took the time and effort to find her the perfect gift. So, start thinking about how to make her feel happy!

HOW TO PICK THE PERFECT ANNIVERSARY GIFT

1. Think carefully about your partner and what she likes. When you’re together, be more attentive and listen to her hints and remarks about what she likes or wants.

2. Don’t leave it until the last minute. For me forced gifts are never good or meaningful enough. Personally, I prefer finding gifts without adhering to any particular deadline, because I know they’ll love it no matter what the occasion.

3. Choose your budget. Remember: a gift does not necessarily have to be expensive, but it should be thoughtful.

4. Go for a timeless gift. Right now, I like chunky jewellery and minimalistic design. But in the future, my tastes will change. An anniversary gift needs to be a significant piece that I can still wear in 10-15 years time.

5. Do your research online before going shopping. Here are my favourite online boutiques to give you some inspiration.

6. I am not a big fan of sharing wish lists with my partner. But I feel a gift card from somewhere like MatchesFashion would be a very nice way thing to give. Or try picking out something together.

7. Think of brands you have recently come across online or seen on Instagram, Pinterest and jewellery blogs.

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Remember how good it feels to be on the receiving end of an anniversary gift you put a lot of time and thought into. Your lady will be over the moon and you’ll feel a sense of overwhelming fulfillment seeing how happy you’ve made her. That kind of feeling has no monetary value. The joy you get from opening a gift is only temporary, but giving the perfect gift gives you the pleasure of a memory that will last forever.

For me, an anniversary gift has to be emotionally significant rather than trendy. I was so impressed when I learned how much effort my fiancé put into finding a gift for me this year. He browsed Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, and Harrods in London after work for five hours! He was determined to find something special for me and I was pleasantly surprised by how much trouble he went through. We all know how much men dislike shopping. Later he told me how he knew how much I’ve been talking about butterflies and metamorphosis lately, so he was inspired to find that special something for me with that theme. I loved his limited edition post card art with butterfly. He also purchased a cute butterfly pendant from the collection he saw me wearing during my Annoushka social media takeover in the Maldives. I felt that this gorgeous butterfly pendant would make an amazing birthday gift but not an anniversary gift. Even though it was not trendy, it did not have much significance behind it.

Together, we chose to go for a jewellery piece from H.Stern, a Brazilian jewellery house close to my heart that I visited when I was in Rio and whose pieces I love wearing for weddings. I wore a pair of dazzling H.Stern star earrings to my own engagement party  at South Kensington Club in London. A lucky girl like me can pull fabulous pieces to wear on a special occasions and trips!

After much deliberation, we decided on the Genesis H.Stern Ring for my anniversary gift. This ring celebrates H.Stern’s 70 year history and is a return to an old classic. The collection revives the star and represents a host of fascinating celestial bodies. It’s like a journey through time to a place where men were seduced by the wonders and mystery of the skies.

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I felt that H.Stern would be perfect for me because of its versatile nature. I was initially sceptical about their cognac diamonds but in combination with their signature colour of gold, noble gold, and antique feel, it looked perfect! I loved how it looked on, complementing my engagement ring. This is also a piece that I can wear on a daily basis in London.

My Brazilian fiancé loved the story behind the ring about Halley’s comet that crossed paths with the earth in 1986. Even though he was only three years old at the time, he vividly remembers it being a big deal with his family in Brazil and all of them watching it. We loved the idea to celebrate Halley’s comet next time it passes the Earth in 2061. So silly and romantic! I do like to plan things in advance and create special memorable moments!

We are also planning to have this ring engraved to make it an even more special anniversary gift. My engagement ring is engraved with the word Serendipity, the meaning of which I will tell you in my next article.

If you are looking for a special anniversary gift and need extra help, please drop me an email at [email protected]

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

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

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GEMOLOGUE BOOK SIGNING, SOTHEBY’S: KEEPING THE MAGIC OF JEWELLERY ALIVE

Delighted so many of you could make it to my book singing and talk with the Head of Sotheby’s jewellery department. I was worried people wouldn’t be able to make it on a Friday afternoon, so I’m really grateful we had a full room. Many of you who couldn’t make it in person tuned into my Instagram Live. So a big thank you to everyone for finding time to join me. I enjoyed giving this talk; the questions you raised during the Q&A touched upon so many interesting topics with regards to the world of jewellery, it was a joy.

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I love travelling to places where jewellery is as much a part of the conversation as politics. But quite often I encounter communities where the people are not crazy about jewellery, I think, because they’re not aware of its extraordinary history and powerful symbolism. Perhaps it’s because I’m a Taurus that I have such a strong and emotional bond to beautiful works of art. I am drawn to the beauty of an object and I find great comfort in its magnificence.

I’ve always dreamed of owning precious objects of sculptural beauty, not as a show of extravagance but to be close to something of great mastery. As I’m typing this blog now sitting on the train from Paris, the sun’s rays from the window hit my diamond rings and beautiful sparkles dance and play all around me. It’s so magical. It’s the way jewellery catches the light that captivates me and I love watching how other people’s jewellery sparkles with flashes of different colours. Were not pearl earrings and diamond tiaras meant to be worn in candlelight to illuminate the face and create allure?

It’s easy to compare jewellery to art, but the art world has its own niche and code of conduct. Jewellery takes you into another circle of talented individuals, each as artistic as the next. It defines you in a society where jewellery has become democratized and more of a statement of style than status. No need to seal a letter with your signet ring; we use password protected emails now. No need for physical possessions when you’re away from home travelling the world, experiencing different cultures, tasting exotic foods and engaging in inspiring activities. No need to keep jewellery when you can buy synthetic diamonds with no lasting value. Even I wonder whether my children will want my jewellery as heirlooms. Our notion of jewellery is getting destroyed. So my goal is to keep that dream alive by featuring such amazing jewellery designers and experts the world has to offer. It’s a beautiful sparkly world and I’m so proud to be a part of it and share it with you.

I am very sentimental about my jewellery – the gifts I’ve received from loved ones, my engagement ring, my anniversary ring, my first pair of Tahitian pearl earrings that I bought for myself from Goldman Sachs with my first pay cheque, to me jewellery captures the memory of a special occasion much like a photo. Every time I wear these sentimental items, I’m transported back in time to a memory I’ll treasure forever. It’s magical!

I want to inspire others to feel the same way I do about jewellery. The moment I began GEMOLOGUE, it became obvious to me just how many women have no interest in jewellery – about 7 out of 10, I’d say. So my objective became to attract more people into the jewellery world by educating them in a fun, approachable way, and showcasing different styles of jewellery like the ones you can find in my new book. I want to show people that jewellery is not only a shiny possession but something of great historical and cultural value, dating back centuries. I hope my book will inspire everyone to be a jewellery lover and look at jewellery in a different light.

Let’s bring jewellery back into the candlelight. Tell all your friends about the GEMOLOGUE jewellery book and let’s keep the magic of jewellery alive!

Would love to hear why you’re interested in jewellery and what it means to you. Please leave me a comment below.

Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to leave me a message in the comments below.

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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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GEMOLOGUE JEWELLERY CURATION, SOTHEBY’S FINE JEWELS ONLINE

Such an honour to be at Sotheby’s auction house to curate some beautiful jewellery pieces for their Fine Jewels Online auction (September 17, 3pm). So many amazing treasures to be had at a fraction of the price. Before you decide which pieces to bid on, check out my last Sotheby’s jewellery curation and how to bid at an online jewellery auction.

I’m going to show you some of my favourite lots from the upcoming Fine Jewels Online to give you a sneak peek at some of the stunning pieces up for auction. You can find the full catalogue online at Sotheby’s.

To kick off this beautiful collection of Fine Jewels Online, I will be at Sotheby’s to talk about jewellery with Sotheby’s head of jewellery department and to sign my latest book, Gemologue: Street Jewellery Styles & Styling Tips.

Please RSVP early to reserve a seat.

Lot 127: CULTURED PEARL CHOKER, DAVID MORRIS
ESTIMATE: £4,000–£6,000

DESCRIPTION: Designed as four flexible rows of graduated cultured pearls, inner circumference approximately 310mm, signed David Morris.

You know how much I love pearls, so naturally I chose this beautiful contemporary choker by David Morris to kick off this jewellery curation. I love it so much, you just might have to outbid me!

Lot 77: GEM SET AND DIAMOND BRACELET, FIRST HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY
ESTIMATE: £8,000–£12,000

DESCRIPTION: Designed as a series of plaques depicting floral and foliate motifs, pierced and millegrain-set with calibré-cut buff top rubies, pink and blue sapphires, emeralds and amethyst, pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds, length approximately 185mm.

Time for tennis bracelets to move over and make room for these stunning diamond bracelets. What a dream to own one of these pieces. So much more edgy than the tennis bracelet and looks great with a T-shirt and jeans. Rock your diamonds!

Lot 46: CITRINE AND DIAMOND RING, GRIMA, 1965
ESTIMATE: £4,000–£6,000

DESCRIPTION: Set with a faceted citrine, to a square diamond accent, within an abstract multiple rectangular panel mount, size L, British hallmarks and maker’s mark.

Don’t you just love this ring! I have always had a weak spot for Grima jewellery! With such a rich British history, this ring is definitely a collector’s item. A conversation starter! In the 1960s and 70s Andrew Grima was known as a revolutionary designer, a trained engineer who got into jewellery after serving in Burma for five years.

You can read more about Grima in my blog GRIMA ART ANTIQUES SHOW KENSINGTON GARDENS LONDON.

Lot 48: DIAMOND RING, GRIMA, 1968
ESTIMATE: £3,000£4,000

DESCRIPTION: Open work abstract design, set with single-cut diamonds, size Lυ1/2, signed Grima, British hallmarks and maker’s marks.

If you’re looking for the perfect cocktail ring, Grima is your answer. Are you familiar with this brand? Let me know in the comments below.

Lot 112: PAIR OF EARRINGS, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, 1970s
ESTIMATE: £6,000–£8,000

DESCRIPTION: Each designed as flattened textured loop, post and clip fittings, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered.

Van cleef & Arpels is so close to my heart and these elegant gold earrings are no exception. Solid gold earrings like this are heavy to wear though, so bear that in mind before you bid.

Lot 208: FIVE PAIRS OF COLOURED DIAMOND EARRINGS
ESTIMATE: £15,000–£20,000

DESCRIPTION: Each claw-set with a coloured brilliant-cut diamond, post fittings, one pair with French assay and maker’s mark for Van Cleef & Arpels, fitted case stamped Van Cleef & Arpels.

Everyone needs some beautiful diamond studs in their jewellery box and adorning your ear lobes is so on trend. What could be better than a whole collection of unique and rare coloured diamonds to rock every day!

Lot 129: DIAMOND BANGLE, ‘JUSTE UN CLOU’, CARTIER
ESTIMATE: £3,000–£4,000

DESCRIPTION: Designed as a nail, the head and point highlighted with brilliant-cut diamonds, inner circumference approximately 160mm, signed Cartier, numbered, Swiss assay and maker’s mark.

An iconic item of jewellery from Cartier, this statement bangle is instantly recognisable and available at Sotheby’s in several variations. Check out my review of the Juste Un Clou bangle here.

Lot 110: LADY’S EVENING BAG, ‘MELONE’, BULGARI, 1970s
ESTIMATE: £8,000–£12,000

DESCRIPTION: Of fluted design with a hinged handle to one end, the thumb piece collet-set with a cabochon sapphire, opening to reveal a mirror,  signed Bulgari, Italian maker’s mark, gross weight approximately 400 grams.

What a treasure! Bulgari itself from the 70s! I think I’m in love! It has the cutest mirror inside. An important feature for fashionable women!

Lot 58: LAPIS LAZULI BRACELET, CARTIER, 1940s
ESTIMATE: £12,000–£15,000

DESCRIPTION: Designed as an articulated line of rotating cylindrical links set to each end with cabochons of lapis lazuli, inner circumference approximately 160mm, signed Cartier, numbered, gross weight approximately 187 grams.

Such an unusual design, I just love it! A chunky bracelet from 1940 Cartier! What a rare find!

Lot 115: GEM SET, CULTURED PEARL AND DIAMOND BROOCH, NARDI
ESTIMATE: £3,000–£4,000

DESCRIPTION: Designed as a bust of a figure wearing a turban, the face of carved amber, set with an oval and cabochon sapphires, circular-cut rubies, sapphires and emeralds and brilliant-cut diamonds, the turban set with a cultured pearl, signed Nardi.

I recently visited Nardi in Venice, Italy and will be posting an article about my jewellery discoveries soon, so watch this space! I just adore the historical significance and symbolism of love in these brooches depicting the Shakespearean world of Othello and the refined goldsmith’s techniques of 18th-century Venice.

Lot 35: PAIR OF SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND CLIP BROOCHES, TIFFANY & CO, CIRCA 1938
ESTIMATE: £2,000–£3,000

DESCRIPTION: Of bi-coloured design set with calibré-cut sapphires and single-cut diamonds, one signed Tiffany & Co.

You may have never seen a clip brooch like this before, but in the 1930s it was a must-have item of jewellery. Now they’re making a comeback into our modern jewellery boxes! Get your hands on this 1938 Tiffany treasure before it’s gone!

Which item of jewellery is your favourite? And which ones will you bid on? I will take them all, thank you Sotheby’s!

I would love to hear what you think by leaving me a comment below. Thank you!

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

GEMOLOGUE jewelry blog by Liza Urla is 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 at Sotheby’s Bond Street. Styling and Art Direction by Liza Urla. All photos belong to GEM Kreatives for GEMOLOGUE. Make up by Viorela Coman. 

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INVITATION: LIZA URLA GEMOLOGUE JEWELLERY BOOK SIGNING & TALK X SOTHEBY’S

Please join me for a Q+A talk with Sotheby’s Head of the Jewellery Department, Kristian Spofforth, followed by my book signing at Sotheby’s London on the 14th September from 2.30pm. PLEASE RSVP VIA THE FOLLOWING LINK. 

I have recently published my first and much-anticipated book, Gemologue: Street Jewellery Styles & Styling Tips, with UK’s leading jewellery publisher. I am very excited to finally share with you all something tangible and created with lots of love! The book is already available to purchase in book shops across the world.

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Gemologue: Street Jewellery Styles & Styling Tips features inspirational and eye-catching photographs of fine, costume, vintage and tribal jewellery that I have taken over the last few years. This book is here to inspire you to find your own jewellery style by leafing through the pages of captivating street style!

The talk with start at 2.30pm followed by book signing. The first book signing session will finish at 4.30 and will restart at 6pm. Drinks will be available from 6pm-9pm as part of Sotheby’s Late Night View.

If you unable to attend the book signing, you can still order Gemologue: Street Jewellery Styles & Styling Tips online on Amazon.

Please RSVP via the following link.

If you would like to help me to organise next GEMOLOGUE book signing, please get in touch [email protected]

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

GEMOLOGUE jewelry blog by Liza Urla is 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. Make up by Viorela Coman.

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GET THE LOOK…CLARIDGE’S LONDON

I’m nicer when I like my outfit.

SKIRT BY SOLACE LONDON

BRACELET BY BUCCELLATI

EARRINGS BY SILVIA FURMANOVICH

TOP BY ZARA

PUMPS BY GIANVITO ROSSI

 GET THE LOOK:

Silvia Furmanovich Drop Earrings

Silvia Furmanovich Drop Earrings

SMYTHSON Mara croc-effect leather jewelry case

SMYTHSON Mara croc-effect leather jewelry case

Silvia Furmanovich Marquetry Bird Earrrigs

Silvia Furmanovich Marquetry Bird Earrrigs

Gianvito Rossi Plexi satin pumps

Gianvito Rossi Plexi satin pumps

Silvia Furmanovich Marquetry Earrings

Silvia Furmanovich Marquetry Earrings

Christian Louboutin Nail Polish

Christian Louboutin Nail Polish

Silvia Furmanovich Marquetry Oval Earrings

Silvia Furmanovich Marquetry Oval Earrings

DIPTYQUE Tubéreuse scented candle

DIPTYQUE Tubéreuse scented candle

Silvia Furmanovich Marquetry Butterfly Earrings

Silvia Furmanovich Marquetry Butterfly Earrings

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

*Photographed by Julia Flit at Claridge’s. 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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HN JEWELRY MARQUISE ENGAGEMENT RING REVIEW 4.5/5 (3)

Since I got engaged, I love reviewing engagement rings. With so many interesting designs at different price points to choose from, I love trying on the rings, selecting my favourite and of course, sharing with you. Like this made-to-order Marquise Engagement Ring by HN Jewelry with round brilliant and marquise shaped diamonds.
When I was in Paris, I learned the marquise diamond cut was originally designed in the 18th century upon commission by King Louis XV to resemble the lips of his mistress, Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, the Marchioness Madame de Pompadour.
The HN Jewelry Engagement Ring has 8 Marquise Shaped Diamonds with 0.48ct and 8 Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds with 0.24ct set in 14k rose gold! A marquise ranks higher than a count but lower than a duke. Its name comes from courtiers who wore marquise cut diamonds to show off their rank.
Design  3 Stars
Value for money 4.5 Stars
Showstopper 3 Stars
Durability 4 Stars
Craftsmanship 3.5 Stars
GEMOLOGUE SCORE 3.5 Stars

WHAT KIND OF CRAFTSMANSHIP GOES INTO THIS HN JEWELRY ENGAGEMENT RING?

HN Jewelry Engagement Ring was crafted by hand in Hong Kong by Honngai Jewelry. Established in 1968, Honngai Jewelry makes sure to create no two rings alike. Take a closer look at the HN Jewelry Engagement Ring and see the distinctive features of fine, handmade jewellery. Much more valuable than factory manufactured jewellery!

HOW UNIQUE IS THIS HN JEWELRY ENGAGEMENT RING?

The uniqueness of the Marquise Engagement Ring by HN Jewelry lies in the quality and integrity of all 16 diamonds. Set with colourless diamonds in the D to F range, with most of VS clarity rating, and using the Ideal Cut, the HN Jewelry Engagement Ring is a highly desirable ring. Stones from D to F are rare and the most valuable among the colourless diamonds. But it is the Ideal Cut that heightens the sparkle of this diamond engagement ring.

WHY BUY AN  HN JEWELRY ENGAGEMENT RING?

HN Jewelry provides the best quality jewellery and superior customer service. With a personalised approach, they will help you find the perfect item of jewellery for your special someone, or the next piece for your own personal collection. From my experience, the customer service Honngai Jewelry offers is outstanding.

WHERE CAN I BUY THIS HN JEWELRY ENGAGEMENT RING?

Marquise Engagement Ring by HN Jewelry is available online for €1,483

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GEMOLOGUE by Liza Urla features exquisite global discoveries, trendy urban street style, exclusive interviews and rare jewellery reviews – a celebration of fine jewellery, fashion jewellery and vintage jewellery.
*Photographed by Julia Flit at Peggy Porschen Cakes. Styling and Art Direction by Liza Urla. All photos belong to GEM Kreatives for GEMOLOGUE.
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GET THE LOOK..WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE TO BE A JEWELLERY BLOGGER, IJL 2017

This month, I was invited to give a talk about my jewellery journey at International Jewellery London trade show. IJL is UK’S leading trade event for the international jewellery industry, showcasing the latest creations from over 500 brands. It was fun to be interviewed by Rachael Taylor, freelance jewellery journalist and IJL catwalk Trends Editor. She quizzed me about my life in jewels, dealing with being in demand with brands, what it’s like to document my every move and how to captivate jewellery lovers on social media channels. She is such a sweetheart and I greatly enjoyed the talk! To celebrate my engagement I brought pretty balloons in the shape of engagement rings and gave them away to the audience.

You can watch my talk at GEMOLOGUE YouTube channel. Read my interview on IJL website about behind the scenes of running a jewellery bog.

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DIAMOND BALLONS

FLY OF BUTTERFLIES EARRINGS BY FUTURO REMOTO GIOIELLI

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 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.

Fascinated with the glamorous jewellery world of @gemologue? I know I am. Join me at @jewellerylondon this afternoon as I interview its founder and social media superstar @lizaurla live on stage, and get to quiz her about her life in jewels, the power of digital media and those chic Instagram posts. Plus, you will have the rare opportunity to put your own questions to Liza at the end of the talk. You’ll find us in the Digital-Fest London Room at 2pm. (?@gemologue #regram) #IJL2017 #jewellerylondon #withyou

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In conversation with the gorgeous, creative, talented and fun @lizaurla , founder of @gemologue , at @jewellerylondon You always push the boundaries of creativity in the most fabulous and unparalleled way! You are a great source of inspiration not only to the jewellery world but also to the realm of fashion! Thank you for such a fabulous talk! #gemtalk #jewelleryaddict #jewelleryblogger #loveforart #ijl #ambersouk?

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Cool talk by extravagant Liza Urla at #ijl2017. Actually, I wonder how many pearls and how many hours it took you, @gemologue, to create that look? Meant to ask you yesterday. ? . . . #jewelleryblogger #gemologue #seminars #londonjewelleryshow #gemshow #blogger #ingoodcompany #ateliereloiseontheroad #ateliereloise #perfectlyimperfect #pearladornment @jewellerylondon

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@gemologue & @misia.london sending #sparkling #greetings to @picapicapl #great #meeting & #celebration of #lizaurla #engagement #balloons #rings #jewellery #statementearring #gold #bracelet #jewelrylover #jewelrygram #ijl #ijl2017

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Giggles on stage with the incredible @gemologue @rachaeltaylorgram @juliaflitphotography @jewellerylondon #IJL #influencer #blogger #jewellery #jewelry #balloons #ido @gemkreatives #inspiration #trends

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The incredibly talented & witty @GEMOLOGUE brought plenty of #inspiration & fantastic #storytelling #dialogue #originalblogger ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #jewelry #blogger #jewelleryblogger #fashion #greatstory #inspo #WorkAndFun #work #earrings #ring #diamonds #precious

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Chatting to the one and only @lizaurla of @gemologue (and her brilliant ? balloons) live at @jewellerylondon earlier this afternoon (thanks to my pap @skitleyspence) #IJL2017 #jewellerylondon #IJLTrendeditor #Withyou

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LONDON CRAFT WEEK TOP JEWELLERY EVENTS

The first week of May will see London hosting the third edition of the annual Craft Week. The event showcases the creme de la creme of British and international craftsmanship and creativity. For me, the Craft Week is a must visit event as it highlights the skills and artistry of so many talented and hardworking people who bring us some of the most beautiful objects.

You can experience the full context in which the beautiful objects are created through a 5-day carefully curated programme bringing together more than 230 events including workshop visits, talks from celebrated experts and masterclasses where you can try your own hand is creating something.

Here are my top jewellery picks for the London Craft Week:

Watching at Vacheron Constantin 
4-6th May 11:00 — 17:00Vacheron Constantin’s in-house master watchmaker and engraver demonstrate their skills in fine watchmaking, including the assembling of a movement and hand-engraving.
Gemstones with Joanna Hardy at Van Cleef and Arpels
4th May 17:00Gemmologist and jewellery author Joanna Hardy will explore The Wonderful World of Gemstones at the Van Cleef & Arpel Bond Street Boutique. A chance to explore the art of cutting and setting and see a selection of High Jewellery pieces from Van Cleef & Arpels collection.

Bloomin’ Jewels at Contemporary Applied Arts
3-6th May 10:00 — 18:00

Bloomin’ Jewels explores the role of botanical forms as a powerful reference point for contemporary jewellers, working in both precious and non-precious media. This exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts in Bankside features over twenty makers from diverse practices, and has been guest curated for CAA by Corinne Julius, Journalist and acknowledged authority on contemporary jewellery.

Creating a Collection at Boodles
4th May 18:00

Boodles is one of the oldest and most respected jewellers in the UK, and here is an opportunity to preview Boodles latest high jewellery collection; ‘The Poetry of Landscape’. discuss the creative processes involved in making the collection.

Shaun Leane on Alexander McQueen at Sarabande Foundation 
4th May 19:00

British jewellery designer, Shaun Leane, explores what the power of imagination has in fuelling the creative process. Learn about his seventeen years of collaboration with Lee Alexander McQueen and how, together, they produced some of fashion’s most ground-breaking catwalk creations.

Silversmithing at Georg Jensen
4th May 12:00 – 18:00

Danish silverware specialist, Georg Jensen, brings a master silversmith from their Copenhagen workshop to London. Visitors are invited to view demonstrations throughout the afternoon.

Bespoke Jewellery: Tessa Packard and Russell Hart
3rd May 15:00 – 17:00Contemporary fine jewellery designer Tessa Packard alongside goldsmith Russell Hart show how designer and goldsmith work together, co-hosted by Charlie Boyd, Executive Jewellery Editor at Harper’s Bazaar. Alongside afternoon tea, guests will also have the chance to design their own pair of bespoke earrings to be made by Russell after the event.

And last but not least a rather exciting sounding event at my favourite Japanese restaurant in the heart of Mayfair:
Dinner at UMU with Toru Horiguchi and Kazuya Ishida
3rd May 18.30 – 22:30

The Two Michelin star chef Yoshinori Ishii hosts a nine-course Kaiseki dinner at his Japanese restaurant Umu with sake pairing. This is accompanied by a talk about the tableware used to present the restaurant’s food which is all designed and handmade by Ishii.

SHOP THE LOOK:

LOEWE Elephant coin purse

LOEWE Elephant coin purse

Solange Hotlips Ring

Solange Hotlips Ring

Smythson Make It Happen Notebook

Smythson Make It Happen Notebook

Annoushka Mythology Globe Amulet

Annoushka Mythology Globe Amulet

GUCCI earrings

GUCCI earrings

Christian Louboutin Lip Colour

Christian Louboutin Lip Colour

SMYTHSON Mara croc-effect leather jewelry case

SMYTHSON Mara croc-effect leather jewelry case

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.

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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