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 […]

June Birthstone: Pearls – little treasures from the water

June 2, 2015 | Gemme Couture

June’s birth stone, Pearls, are quite possibly the most versatile gem stone. With a beautiful array of colors, they possess the ability to suit every age and skin color. It is a gem that can be stunning and hold its own as a centerpiece of jewelry, or become subtle and give just a hint of […]

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 […]