Past Events

February – NYC: Night at the AMNH

If gems could talk, what would they say? We heard a few of their stories, and some secrets, at the Mignone Hall of Gems and Minerals @amnh last night.

February – Tucson: Gem Show Excursion

When we realized that the Tucson Gem Show coincided with the Lunar New Year, things got real. Cohosts Lin Jamison, Christine Cheng and Jean Noel Soni of Top Notch Faceting, planned a celebration to toast the year of the tiger under the Tucson moon.

January – London: Breakfast with Fabergé

A lucky few Gem X’ers in London were treated at the V&A Museum for a private tour of the Fabergé exhibition. We were spoiled with tales of royal lovers, champion racehorses, secret messages and diamond studded dinner parties.

October – NYC: A Bejeweled Sunset Cruise

Gem X NYC took to the seas on a Bejeweled Sunset Cruise adventure around the NY harbor. Donning our best nautical jewels (we spied pearl rings and necklaces, anchor pendants, and golden knots, among other seafaring gems) we gathered with jewelry friends to enjoy the most beautiful of sunsets and skylines.

June – LA: Loren Nicole’s Studio Visit

You may think it cheesy of me to say that the “inner sanctum” described in the invitation was entirely true when we stepped through the threshold into Loren Nicole’s studio this past Sunday.

June – NYC: Sotheby’s Luxury Week Tour

Gem X NYC Core member Joanna W. Pollack took members on an exclusive tour at Sotheby’s to experience Luxury Week and Magnificent Jewels. We all swooned over a Cartier Art Deco 50+ carat necklace, and it took a few afternoon Spritzes to bring us back to earth.

January: Tequilas Before Tucson

Gem X hosted a pregame for the Tucson Gem Show in New York, where members shared insider tips and insights for navigating the enormous fair.

December: A Study of Exquisite Gems & Minerals

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.

December: Jewelry Movie Night

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.

December: Cocktails with Bibi van der Velden

At a Saturday night cocktail party in a private West Village townhouse, we had the unique opportunity to welcome Bibi Van der Velden and her extraordinary collections. The mood was magical.

June: An Evening with Mociun

Gem X visited the Williamsburg flagship of fine jewelry brand Mociun for an intimate evening with founder Caitlin Mociun.

December: Met’s “The Body Transformed” Exhibition

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.

November: The Many Facets of L’Ecole Jewelry Arts

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.

July: Rendezvous at the Met

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.

June: Jewelry for Breakfast at Christie’s

Gem X enjoyed a private preview of Christie’s Magnificent Jewels June auction, which featured a rare selection of signed jewels, colored gemstones and important diamonds.

April: An Evening with Fortuna & Belperron

It was an evening to remember as Gem X was invited into the Fortuna Auction House for cocktails and a chance to learn about the extraordinary jewelry of Bo Legendre.

October: Storied Treasures at TEFAF

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.

September: Doyle & Doyle Talismans

Doyle & Doyle opened their vault and hosted a special viewing of their curated exhibit, Talismans: Amulets of Power and Protection. Gem X delved into jewelry’s powerful symbols, shapes and materials.

March: Gem Dinner at National Arts Club

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.

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