Frequently Asked Questions
Gem X is a private social club for jewelry enthusiasts. It began from a desire to transform jewelry into social experiences for a new generation of jewelry lovers. Our mission is to seek the x factor – the magic of jewelry found in social experiences, storytelling and sharing. Read more about our beginnings here.
We comprise around 1000 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 carefully 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 or live outside of a chapter city, we offer a monthly subscription that grants access to our online content. For $10 a month, you will have access to all previous Gemflix recordings, an in-the-know jewelry calendar, newsletter archives, and more.
- Gem X Membership ($100/year): Ready to commit to Gem X? We are always on the lookout for true jewelry enthusiasts. With your Gem X membership, in addition to our online content, you will have access to our membership directory, curated in-person chapter events in New York City and London, and meet-ups and excursions at important industry events in cities around the world.
Gem X Unlimited ($1000/year): For the most ardent of jewelry fans, our VIP membership includes guaranteed, complimentary access to all of our events, no matter their price tag or where they are in the world. From our annual gem dinners to our most-exclusive salon tours, previews at exciting jewelry destinations like the Tucson Gem Show and much more, the unlimited 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.
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 and London. There are plans underway for a chapter in California as well, and we have a global presence with members from some 20 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. If you are on the wait list for one event, we give you priority access for the following.
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.