Never stop learning… especially about jewellery! I was always fascinated by the wealth of legends associated with talisman jewels, so you can imagine my excitement when I found myself right next to Place Vendome, attending L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry school in Paris. Just in 4 hours I learned so much about talismanic jewellery! From naturalistic symbols to the secrets of shapes and magic of numbers across different cultures to the true history of gemstone meanings and their connection to astrology. ⁠

One of my favourite symbols from my L’ecole Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry course in Paris is the butterfly, associated with spiritual elevation and the soul in Greek mythology and across many cultures in Americas. Also representing womanhood in Japan and eternal love in China, butterfly has become the ultimate expression of the splendour of nature for Van Cleef & Arpels. I can’t recommend it enough to treat yourself with the gift of learning by booking a course during your next Paris visit! There are so many to choose from – check L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels.


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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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