• Gemma (GE)

Color Guide

GE 1652 Moonstone GE 1653 Topaz

Gemma (GE)

A lustrous and interactive smooth grained leather, Gemma uses a micro perforation technique to embed metallic foil into the surface. Gemma, which means gemstone in Italian, is like its namesake derivation in that the surface interest is created out of its interaction with light—it shimmers in direct light and subtly glows in more diffuse surroundings. Gemma has a quality of movement that is ever changing based on the perspective and angle from which it is viewed.

Created in collaboration with jewelry designer, Cresta Bledsoe, Gemma features colors including classic, neutral silver and gold all the way to bold hot pink and periwinkle, creating a playful, contemporary spectrum. Best known for her published and award-winning commercial interiors, textile, product, and furniture designs, Cresta Bledsoe turned her love of materials and form into a refined jewelry line that references her interiors background with architectural pieces that have multi-use designs, planar lines, and a pared down aesthetic.

  • Designer Cresta Bledsoe
  • Content European cowhide
  • Origin Italy
  • Hide Size 25–30 ft2 (2.3–2.8 m2)
  • Approx. Usable Area Top section: 1’-8” x 2’-6” (50.8 x 76.2 cm)
  • Middle Section: 2’-10” x 3’-4” (86.4 x 101.6 cm)
  • Bottom section: 2’-1” x 2’-6” (63.5 x 76.2 cm)
  • Each half hide will have two pattern repeats and three usable areas that may vary in size. For guidance on usable area, please contact Customer Service.
  • Thickness 1.0–1.1 mm
  • Weight 2.5–2.75 oz / ft2 (763–839 g / m2)
  • Grain Full
  • Grain Texture Smooth, very tight + metallic foil micro perforations
  • Tannage Combination
  • Dye Aniline
  • Finish Casein
  • Primary Uses Upholstery, wall panels, architectural applications
  • Industry Automotive, aviation, contract, hospitality, marine, residential
  • Maintenance Wipe with a cool, damp cloth. For tougher soiling, use a pH-balanced soap and rinse. Repeat, if needed. Occasional use of Spinneybeck Finished Leather Cleaner, Conditioner & Protector or Finished Leather Maintenance Kit is recommended. Other leather cleaners such as saddle soap or household cleaners that may contain harsh chemicals, alcohol or ink removers should never be used.
  • Custom Custom colors available
  • Special Services Flame treatment available with an upcharge

Cresta Bledsoe

Cresta Bledsoe’s nomadic childhood took her to both coasts of the states and abroad, which not only sparked her curiosity and passion for leaving no stone unturned, but set a path for her life of constant travel and a love of cultures. She received a Bachelor in Interior Design from Louisiana State University and studied product and space design at Institut DʼArts Visuels in France. She was the Director of Design Strategies at Constantine for five years until, upon Milliken acquiring Constantine, she consulted on collections to merge the two companies. She ultimately took a role of Global Creative Director with Milliken.


  • Colorfastness to Light Class 4
  • Colorfastness to Crocking Class 4–5 (dry), Class 4 (wet)
  • Flammability ASTM E 84: Class A (flame treated)
  • CAL 117: Pass
  • CAL 133: Successfully used in CAL 133 applications with Firegard F187 fire backer material or equivalent (flame treated)
  • Cigarette Ignition Resistance NFPA 260: Class 1
  • FAR 25.853(a) 60 sec vertical burn, 12 sec vertical burn. Oil burner-fire block: Pass
  • IMO Resolution A.652(16): Pass
  • NF P 95 512 1986 (Electric Burner Test): Class M1 (flame treated)
  • Durability + Strength Abrasion ASTM D 7255: 500+ cycles (CS-10 wheels)
  • Breaking Force ASTM D 2208: 200 lb
  • Elongation ASTM D 2211: 30–50% at 50 lb
  • Flex ASTM D 2097: n/a
  • Tearing Strength ASTM D 4705: 25 lb
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