February Birthstone: Amethyst

February 1, 2016 | Gemme Couture

The amethyst, was the stone of royalty, representing power. Amethysts contain quartz and its color can range from a faint mauve to a rich purple as well as green. They are very sensitive to heat. When heated, an amethyst’s color changes to a brownish-yellow or red. And even without heating, the violet color of an […]

Trending Jewelry at the Golden Globes

January 17, 2016 | Gemme Couture Golden Globe awards didn’t disappoint this year with the array of gorgeous jewels. We saw the return of statement bold diamond necklaces as well as long dangling diamond earrings. However, red gems were also prevalent; garnets, tourmalines, pink sapphires and rubies, as well as emeralds. In terms of style, geometric and Art Deco designs […]

January Birthstone: Garnet

January 1, 2016 | Gemme Couture

January’s birthstone, the garnet, symbolizes a light heart, loyalty and enduring affections. The name “garnet” is derived from the Latin “granatum” meaning “pomegranate” because the crystals resemble the red color and seed-like form of this fruit. Most people think of the garnet as a red gemstone, but in fact, it exists in all kinds of […]

December Birthstone: Zircon, Tanzanite and Turquoise gemstones with unique blue winter colors

December 8, 2015 | Gemme Couture

December birthdays are associated with three gems; Zircon, Tanzanite and Turquoise. The unique blue color of each stone makes them the perfect companion for frigid December winters. Zircon can be found in a variety of colors, but blue is the most favorite. Zircon Derived from the Arabic words zar and gun, meaning gold and color, […]

November Birthstone: Citrine and Topaz gemstones made in heaven

November 1, 2015 | Gemme Couture

November birthdays are associated with two gems; Citrine and Topaz. The warm color of Citrine is said to be a gift from the sun and it’s believed to be a healing gemstone. Topaz is most desired in its rich orange Imperial Topaz color but it is found in a variety of rich colors like blue, […]

Divine Pearls …An ancient gem becomes the latest trend in fashion & jewelry

October 22, 2015 | Gemme Couture

Ivana Okereke designer of Gemme Couture talks in First Avenue Magazine about pearls, perfection & panache… What do Brigitte Bardot, Coco Chanel or Jacky Kennedy and many modern-day stars have in common? They know that Pearls with their beautiful array of colors possess the ability to suit every age and skin color. They also know […]