“Ruby’s fiery radiance, in all shades of red, has captivated the human imagination since the beginning of time… Ruby is not a gem for the faint-hearted, but for the brave and the bold.”

Recently, I attended the launch party at Somerset House for a dazzling new book from jewellery historian Joanna Hardy in collaboration with GEMFIELDS, Ruby: the King of Gems. This coffee table book is as lavishly illustrated as it is informative and is a great follow up to her equally stunning book on emeralds (Emerald: Twenty-one Centuries of Jewelled Opulence and Power).

Ruby: the King of Gems is a fascinating exploration of the previous stone and contains a dazzling array of images of ruby pieces worn by celebrities ranging from royalty to film stars, all alongside classic images of rubies from art, fashion and advertising. The book also showcases sixty of the world’s most significant and renowned pieces of ruby jewellery, including many previously unseen designs from royal and private collections. Additionally, Ruby offers practical guidance on what to look for in a quality ruby. This is certainly a must-have coffee table book for every jewellery lover!

Thanks for stopping by! If you like reading a good jewellery book you might also like to discover my reviews about Women Jewellery Designers book and GEMOLOGUE: Street Jewellery Styles & Styling Tips book!


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, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

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

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