In the spirit of Christmas and giving back, I’m bringing you this beautiful Katherine Parr agate bracelet called Diversity Rocks. Handcrafted by talented Turquoise Mountain artists living in Kabul, Afghanistan, this bracelet is not just a fabulous statement piece, it represents a vivid culture of artisans whose success has been recognised by the Smithsonian and the United Nations.

I love this multi-coloured bracelet. It stands for style, substance, and sustainability; it’s for girls like you and me who were born to dazzle and intrigue. And while I’m ‘rocking’ this Katherine Parr bracelet, I love that I’m giving back to the artisans of Turquoise Mountain.

A not-for-profit organisation founded by HRH The Prince of Wales, Turquoise Mountain has been honoured by the UN for its success and sustainability initiatives. The organisation helps local, talented artisans do something they love like creating jewellery, and make a living at it. I love how these artists use traditional jewellery techniques and one of the oldest gemstones on earth – agate – to craft pieces like this fabulous multi-coloured bracelet from Katherine Parr.

Diversity Rocks is part of the Unity and Diversity collection from Katherine Parr that celebrates cultural and national pride. It’s that special, you won’t find it on the GEMOLOGUE Christmas Gift Guide 2017! It’s one of those last-minute gift ideas, perfect for Christmas or New Year’s. It might not be haute jewellery, but it’s precious to me. Its beauty stands out in tradition, sustainability, diversity, and style. It symbolises global hope and unity in a troubled world where we need to come together and give back to the community by supporting talented artisans.

A fabulous statement piece, certain to catch everyone’s eye this festive season.

Katherine Parr Diversity Rocks bracelet is set with natural rock style multi-coloured polished agate with bar slide clasp in sterling silver.

Katherine Parr Diversity Rocks Bracelet is available online for  $1500.

Thanks for stopping by. Do you think it is important to support local artisans? 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.

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