Author(s): Liza Urla
-A colorful collection of photographs from GEMOLOGUE by Liza Urla, a leading and much-loved jewelry blog and winner of the Best Blog in the Fashion category at the UK Best Blog Awards 2015 -Liza Urla is considered to be the first jewelry influencer in the world: she started her highly successful award-winning jewelry blog, GEMOLOGUE.com, back in 2009 and since then has worked with countless jewelry brands such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Chanel, Bulgari, Faberge, Buccellati among others and has gained more than 300,000 followers -Combines 'street-style' pictures with Urla's professional styling creations, developed in collaboration with designers from all over the world -Inspirational and eye-catching photographs will be of interest to jewelry enthusiasts from all over the world Did you know that jewelry predates clothes? The oldest known piece is a set of 100, 000-year-old beads, made from Nassarius shells. Liza Urla advises us not to look at the eyes when meeting a new person, but instead to look at their jewelry. She describes it as the ultimate means of self-expression, essential to our identification as humans. "Jewellery is our armour," she says, "and precious stones our amulets". In this book, she journeys from continent to continent, chronicling the pieces that capture her imagination and her heart. Although many of the pictures are from the street, defining the wearer's style on the day they were taken, Urla has been lucky enough to access people's personal jewelry boxes. As she says, the best pieces are always in private collections. Urla's favorite finds are presented alongside her own jewelry styling, in collaboration with various designers from the jungles of Brazil, the beaches of Mexico, or the streets of London, NYC, Paris or Moscow.