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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 […]

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 […]