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October Birthstone: Tourmaline and Opal two unique and colorful gemstones

October 3, 2015 | Gemme Couture

Isn’t it nice to have a choice? October also has two birthstones; Tourmaline and Opal. Tourmaline is a favorite gemstone for many because it is available in a wide variety of colors. Opal gemstones are truly unique because each individual gem is adorned with a one-of-a-kind color combination. Tourmaline is also one of Gemme Couture’s […]

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR JEWELRY

September 30, 2015 | Gemme Couture

Gemstones are amazing things, their mere existence shows determination, strength and durability. However, like all things, they need to be looked after and loved to ensure they last generations. HOW TO TREAT GEMSTONES? Soft Gems – Opals, Pearls, Mother of Pearl Porous gems such as Pearls and opals are particularly delicate and can be damaged […]

YOU ARE MY FAVOURITE THOUGHT | A BEAUTIFUL, BOTANICAL AND RAW STYLED SHOOT – by Lace in the Desert

September 9, 2015 | Gemme Couture

When Abbi and I stumbled across an abandoned floor at the Media One Hotel we just knew that we had to create a shoot for this perfectly blank canvas. A raw industrial loft space filled us both with sheer joy; so ‘un-Dubai’ with it’s bare walls and stark surroundings. I wanted to add a botanical edge to the empty space […]

September Birthstone: Sapphire shines in all colors of the Rainbow

September 2, 2015 | Gemme Couture

When hearing the word Sapphire many people immediately envision a stunning violet-blue gemstone because the word “Sapphire” is Greek for blue. Since Ancient times the Blue Sapphire represented a promise of honesty, loyalty, purity and trust. Medieval clergy wore sapphires to symbolize heaven, while commoners thought the gem attracted heavenly blessings. This gemstone is believed […]

August Birthstone: Peridot – A gem stone out of this world

August 3, 2015 | Gemme Couture

Peridot, from the Olivine mineral is truly special, it can be found in meteorites and stardust! How wonderful is that. This yellowish green beauty is most often found in the earth’s mantle. As well as being the birthstone for August, it is also the stone for the 15th wedding anniversary. Like many other beautiful gemstones, […]

July Birthstone: Ruby – The King of Gems

July 1, 2015 | Gemme Couture

The color red, associated with the deepest of emotions, love, passion, power, anger, royalty. Ruby the name derived from Latin’s Ruber is also known in Sanskrit as Ratnaraj, which translates to King of Gems. July’s birth stone represents above all else love. It is also associated with bearing it’s wearer with health wisdom and good […]