Last weekend, I was very happy to be a part of INHORGENTA MUNICH 2016, one of the world’s leading jewellery trade-fairs, which brings together leading pearl producers, manufacturers and jewellers to discuss latest trends in pearls.

I gave a talk about trends in pearl jewellery at the 3rd International Pearl Forum focusing on South Sea Pears from a blogger/journalist perspective. The Pearl forum is a destination for those who would like to learn more about pearl history, cultivation and the techniques applied in the process. At the 3rd International Forum, we were taken on a visual and highly educational journey to the home of South Sea Pears.

You can download my presentation Trends in Pearl Jewellery, Talk by Liza Urla and watch here. Check #GemologueXPearl on Instagram.

Below are a few outtakes about the current trends in pearl jewellery:

  • Pearl jewellery is an investment piece: timeless and can be easily transferred from day to night.
  • My objective is to show GEMOLOGUE followers that pearls are not necessarily old-fashioned and dull; they can be contemporary and are easily combined even with the most casual of outfits to add a touch of simple sophistication.


  • GEMOLOGUE has collaborated with several well-known brands, including YOKO London during the BAFTAs (the British equivalent of the Oscars) and ASSAEL.
  • I would like to educate GEMOLOGUE followers about the little-known but very talented jewellery designers using pearls who have an avant- garde approach to pearl design, making pearl jewellery fresh and fun.


  • Pearls are often dismissed as old-fashioned by younger generation.
  • I have styled high end pearl jewellery in a street style fashion: fusing pearl jewellery with more casual wear can make it fun and youthful.


  • Pearls need to be seen in a new light, especially by younger generation.
  • One of the growing trends is adding pearls to jewellery pieces in subtle, intricate and intriguing ways.


  • Pearls have also become increasingly popular ever since Chanel and Dior reimagined pearls with a modern update.
  • Coco Chanel once famously said, ‘Pearl is always right’. Chanel costume pearl jewellery is still seen as a timeless investment among women of all ages inspired by Coco Chanel’s trademark look as a dark elegant suit skirt or little black dress accessorised with long strings of elegant white pearls.


  • Contemporary jewellery designers ought to delicately combine designing a cutting-edge statement piece but still sticking with time- honoured aesthetics.
  • Younger women are looking for a minimal modern aesthetic: they like pearl jewellery to be dainty and wearable every day.


With Pearl Forum speakers: Peter Bracher, Jörg Gellner, Philippe Bouasse and Didier Brodbeck

Thanks for stopping by! What does pearl jewellery mean to you? 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. 

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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.

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