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Gem X Scholarship

We are proud to have established the Gem X Scholarship Fund in 2022 focused on supporting those with the greatest enthusiasm and the greatest need in the jewellery ecosystem. It is a commitment from our team to help a new generation of jewelry designers, enthusiasts and leaders to succeed and develop in their field, through our charitable scholarships as well as our deep jewelry network and expert mentorship programme.

The world of jewelry can often seem challenging to access and navigate and quality education is also expensive and precludes many from taking the next step to further their jewelry career. At Gem X, we believe in the power of education and the transformative impact it can have on individuals’ lives. We are delighted to have established our Scholarship Fund, aimed at supporting talented and passionate individuals pursuing a career in jewelry.


Scholarship Overview

The Gem X Scholarship Fund is a charitable initiative designed to provide financial assistance to aspiring jewelry designers, academics and historians who possess exceptional talent, creativity, and a deep commitment to making a positive difference in the world through their craft or focus . Our scholarship program aims to foster innovation, inclusivity, and social responsibility within the jewelry industry. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes applicants from all backgrounds, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or disability. Our scholarship program aims to break down barriers and promote equal opportunities for aspiring jewelry designers.

Please join us in supporting this initiative to educate a new generation of jewelry leaders. – Such contributions are an investment in the future of the jewelry ecosystem and a catalyst in its transformation. Your generosity can shape the destiny of aspiring jewelry designers, enabling them to shine bright and make their mark on the world.

The Gem X Scholarship Fund has raised over $10000 each year since its inception, and we hope to continue to do so for years to come in our efforts to support Gem X scholars.


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Gem X Scholarship Fund applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Demonstrate a strong passion and aptitude for jewelry design, history or research.
  • Showcase a commitment to using jewelry as a medium for social change, sustainability, or philanthropy.
  • Provide a portfolio of original jewelry designs that exemplify creativity and craftsmanship.

All eligible candidates, irrespective of their background, are encouraged to apply.


Selection Process

Our selection committee, composed of industry experts and philanthropic leaders, will carefully review each application and evaluate candidates based on their creativity, skill level, commitment to social impact, and potential for growth in the jewelry industry. The application process has been designed to provide equal opportunities for all applicants. We are committed to ensuring that each application is evaluated fairly and without bias. Finalists are invited for an interview as part of the selection process.


Scholarship Benefits

The GemX Scholarship aims to provide comprehensive support to its recipients, including the following benefits:

  • Financial assistance to cover a portion of the recipient’s tuition fees towards jewellery, educational
    materials, or related expenses for accredited institutions such as the GIA, FIT, Pratt Institute, etc
  • Mentorship opportunities with established professionals in the jewelry industry.
  • Complimentary Gem X membership and networking opportunities to industry events, conferences, and exhibitions.
  • Recognition and visibility through Gem X platforms and partnerships.

Creating an inclusive and diverse jewelry industry is not only a core value of the GemX Scholarship but also a broader commitment of GemX. We believe that by fostering inclusivity, we can empower individuals from all walks of life to contribute their unique perspectives and talents to the field of jewelry design.

Dear Members & Guests,

We have reached the deadline for our 2023 application submissions.

Thank you to everyone who shared their amazing stories and goals with us!

We will make our selections and look forward to announcing the awardees during March.

Thank you for your interest and passion for jewelry!

Yours in Jewels,

Gem X


Gem X Scholars to date:

2022 Scholars

Jenny House (@origin31)

Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Jewellery to delight your inner child and bring a little joy to everyday life, going bespoke is the icing on the cake.

Yeena Yoon (@yeenayoonstudio)

Location: London, United Kingdom
Yeena Yoon fine jewelry is for those with curious minds, who covet the unusual.

Kwabena Ampadu & Briyana Rainer (@ampadustudios)

Location: Brooklyn, NY United States
Jewelry made with your crown in mind. Hair jewelry that celebrates black hair.

Ellin Geary (@all.enamel.everything)

Location: Brooklyn, NY United States
Sculpted in 100% recycled 14 carat yellow gold and traceable diamonds, Ellin's work fuses intricacy with erosion. Historical shapes are deconstructed into modern pieces of jewellery, situated firmly within today's world. At the foundation of her practice is a belief in the beauty of imperfections, hand craftsmanship and to create pieces which can be handed down through the generations.

2023 Scholars

Ellis Mhairi Cameron (@ellismhairicameron)

Location: London, United Kingdom
Sculptural gold jewelry inspired by Scotland's Heritage

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