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It was the late 80’s, I was in elementary school and the Snellville shopping plaza was where many of my first loves surfaced. My ballet studio, the yogurt shop, our town’s little bookstore, and Leonardo the jeweler were all conveniently in a row. My mother and I visited them in that order every Thursday afternoon. We always spent the most time with Leonardo the jeweler- examining jewels, rubbing pearls across our teeth, designing custom rings, and falling in love with all the sparkly things. 20 years later and I still love time with my mom, dance, ice cream, books, and all the sparkly things.


I launched Agape Gems in 2006 on the premise of love, individuality, and self-expression. I believe every woman should have the confidence to wear what she loves and love what she wears. With that philosophy in mind, I combine high quality materials with exceptional styling to create unique and timeless handmade jewelry.


When I’m not designing and creating, I’m chasing my two toddlers, reading, scouring the globe for new gemstones, serving my church and community, or cheering on my Georgia Bulldawgs.


Annually, I donate a portion of my profits to local and international ministries working to end human trafficking.

Courtney Johnson

Chief Creator, Agape Gems

Atlanta, GA



The name, Agape GEMS, breaks down to mean God's love (Agape) & Grace Encountering Mercy Saves (GEMS). It's our firm belief that once you encounter God and His love, grace and mercy you will never be the same. Our hope and prayer is that all of our customers  have that experience.  

The feather in our logo is a reminder of Matthew 6:26, "Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?". We all need a reminder sometimes that God cares about our every moment, knows our every need, has plans for our life, and wants to exchange our worry for His peace. The feather is our reminder.

Our collections combine divine gemstones and precious metals to create jewelry that serves as a wearable reminder of the infinite love and unbreakable spirit of women.


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