Frequently Asked Questions
Gem X is a private social club for jewelry enthusiasts. Our mission is to transform jewelry into social experiences for a new generation of jewelry lovers.We seek the x factor – the magic of jewelry found in social experiences, storytelling and sharing. Read more about our beginnings here.
We comprise of over 1,000 members from around the world, all with a vetted connection to and enthusiasm for jewelry. Many members hold gemology degrees, work at auction houses and museums, or design jewelry of our own. Every member is vetted as a true jewelry and gem enthusiast. For a taste of our members, you can get to know our Core here.
Gem X looks for members who show a genuine enthusiasm for jewelry. We carefully vet interest to ensure the best and most authentic experience for all our members. To be considered for Gem X, please start your membership application here. We will reach out to follow up with you once reviewing your application. As we vet all Gem X members, you may be contacted for an interview with the Gem X Core.
We have 3 types of membership options, described below:
Gemflix Subscription ($10/month): For those who want to try Gem X and watch our online conversations, we offer a monthly subscription that grants access to our Gemflix archive and select online content. For $10 a month, you will have access to all previous Gemflix recordings, newsletter archives, social diary and more.
- Gem X Membership ($100/year): Ready to commit to Gem X? We welcome true jewelry enthusiasts to join our club. With a Gem X membership, you will receive invitations to curated in-person chapter events in NYC, London, LA, full access to our online content, the Gemflix Archive, an invitation to join our private members-only Slack chat, access to our global directory, as well as invitations to meet-ups and excursions at jewelry events all around the world.
Gem X Unlimited ($1000/year): For the most ardent of jewelry fans, we offer a small number of VIP memberships. Gem X Unlimited members receive invitations a day in advance and have complimentary access to all Gem X events, no matter their price tag or where they are in the world. From our private gem dinners to our most exclusive salon tours, previews at exciting jewelry destinations like the Tucson Gem Show and much more, the Unlimited membership package offers boundless jewelry adventures. In addition, it comes with its very own jewelry concierge to offer jewelry insider tips and connections across our chapter locations of New York City and London. Begin your application process below.
We use membership funds to maintain and expand our website, build our membership, purchase thank you gifts, and most importantly, bring new jewelry experiences to you.
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Monthly Gemflix memberships have to be renewed every month, while the Gem X annual membership lasts 1 year from the date of purchase.
We take turns curating jewelry experiences that will be of interest to our members. Typically, you will receive 2-3 invitations each month, ranging from online chats, to in-person talks, to excursions. Past events include private tours to workshops and lectures with The Met, the Frick Collection, the Cartier mansion, L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels, Sotheby’s, Christies, the Cooper Hewitt and the Museum of Art and Design. You can read more about past events here. Gemflix replays are available here.
Our mission is to seek the jewelry x factor – the magic of jewelry found in social experiences, storytelling and sharing. We find and experience them in each other’s company. In addition to bringing members exclusive, jewelry-centric experiences, Gem X connects members with other inspiring jewelry enthusiasts, all with a vetted connection to the industry. These connections have sparked new jewelry opportunities for our members, like new business ideas, new professional collaborations and more.
Event size depends on the host and venue. Our events have ranged from intimate discussions to larger receptions and panels.
Gem X has physical chapters in New York City, London and Los Angeles. There are plans underway for a chapter in Miami as well, and we have a global presence with members from some 30 different countries.
We charge a reservation fee of between $10-25 for most events. Others that include food & travel may incur additional costs. Instructions for RSVPs will be described in detail on each invitation.
If you are unable to make an event, we will offer you a refund in the form of credit (which can be applied to future events) if you cancel 48 hours before the event. If it is less than 48 hours, we do not offer refunds.
For most events, our hosts define a headcount limit which we try to respect. As such, RSVPs are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. If an event becomes over-subscribed, we start a wait list.
Some events will have the option to purchase tickets for guests. Others are exclusive to subscribed Gem X members only. Please refer to the instructions on the event invitation.
We frequently limit the number of members who can attend and event to ensure an intimate experience for attendees. We carefully track attendance for each event and if one becomes over-subscribed, we start a wait list. We do our best to ensure that all members have equal access to events. If you are a member and this is a concern for you, please get in touch with us.
If you can no longer attend an event you RSVP for, we ask that you give us at least a day’s notice. We maintain wait lists and wish for all our members to have a fair chance to attend limited headcount events. If you do not show up to an event without giving us notice, we reserve the right to drop you from our membership list.
We are always welcoming of fellow jewelry enthusiasts to share in our journey. If you would like to introduce someone new to Gem X, please ask them to submit a member application and to include your name in the referral.