Emeralds were the theme and stars of our trip to the Wilensky Gallery in the heart of Chelsea, NY. The Wilenskys have assembled the largest collection of emerald specimens, presented in a beautiful array of verdant gems.
Our inaugural jewelry movie night sold out, and all the stars showed up. Marion Fasel, Founder and Editorial Director of the Adventurine, kicked off the evening with an intimate Q&A about jewelry in movies, a topic she is most fond of.
What is jewelry? Why do we wear it? What meanings does it carry? These are the questions that the Met’s “The Body Transformed” jewelry exhibit aim to answer. Traversing time and space, The Met explores how jewelry acts upon and activates the body it adorns.
Every two years, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts supported by Van Cleef & Arpels, journeys from Paris to New York to take us into their fantastic world of gems & jewels. Gem X was able to enter their world for an intimate tour of three exceptional exhibitions.
Gem X enjoyed a night at the Met with an evening jewelry tour, led by Levi Higgs (@levi_higgs), David Webb archivist, and Mark Rosen (@markatthemuseum), head of social media at Artsy and expert in all things Met-related.
Gem X attended an exclusive jewelry installation hosted by Van Cleef & Arpels: L’Arche de Noé. The wondrous journey began with a visual and sound journey (designed by Robert Wilson) into a special Van Cleef high jewelry collection.
Gem X was invited to attend the fall TEFAF NY show at the Park Avenue Armory, where we heard stories, saw the collections and touched the jewels belonging to some of the world’s most esteemed antique dealers.
Gem X viewed a remarkable gemstone collection presented by renowned gem collector Jim Alger. Jim spent over four decades traveling the world in search of rare, beautiful and unusual stones. He shared over 200 stones with our group.