May Birthstone: Majestic and Mystical Emerald

May 1, 2015 | Gemme Couture

With its striking bluish green color Emerald, a variety of Beryl, is both magical and alluring. A Beryl becomes an Emerald depending on how much chromium it contains (its trace elements are both vanadium and chromium). The Emerald color is so special that specialists and dealers often argue over whether the depth of color a […]

April Birthstone: Diamond – A girl’s best friend –

April 23, 2015 | Gemme Couture

Some basic facts about the diamond The name diamond comes from Greek adamas, meaning invincible. It signifies clarity, trust and confidence. Diamonds start their existence as simple, elemental carbon; the basic building block of all life on earth. The story of diamonds is, to use the metaphor, a tale of fire and “ice”. Forged through […]

How & Where: Inspiration and Sourcing

March 18, 2015 | Gemme Couture

Jaipur in Rajasthan has a centuries old tradition in cutting stones and jewelry production. It is a gorgeous city, in itself an inspiration for any form of art. It is made out of pink clay and the older parts of the city make it seem as if the whole city is pink. The colors of […]

March Birthstone: Aquamarine

March 2, 2015 | Gemme Couture

The aquamarine is a form of the mineral beryl that also includes other gemstones such as the emerald and morganite. Beryl occurs as free six-sided crystals and is a relatively hard gem, ranking after the diamond, sapphire, ruby, alexandrite, and topaz 7.5-8 on the Moh’s scale. Aquamarines vary in color from deep blue to blue-green […]

Valentine’s Day with Gemme Couture

February 14, 2015 | Gemme Couture

The history of Valentine’s Day is shrouded in mystery, however there are many stories telling the tale of how it came to be. Some are European Pagan myths, others originate from the Roman Empire and early Christians. It was probably a combination of the two that created Valentine’s Day that we know.     The […]

Jewelry at the Grammy’s 2015

February 10, 2015 | Gemme Couture

The stars were shining bright at the 2015 Grammy Awards on February 9. Put a ring on it, or five! Queen B looked stunning in $10 million worth of Lorraine Schwartz diamonds and emeralds and a Proenza Schouler dress Beyonce wasn’t the only celeb who wowed in green statement jewels. Taylor Swift, wore $1 million worth […]