A bustling month uptown in for New York Members. To kick things off we were given a private tour though Van Cleef & Arpels, Garden of Green. We traveled through time and shades of green learning the history and enchanting stories of each piece in the exhibition. After a morning in the museum, we crossed town to the Park Avenue Armory to the Salon Art + Design to see a jewelry panel on art and jewels collecting. From a Garden of Green to a field of flowers, members were lucky enough to spend two evenings with the other-worldly, Luz Camino. After a bustling day at Bergdorf Goodman exploring the Luz Camino cases, we made our way to the upper east side and cozied up for a wonderful talk by Luz about her book “A Bit of Universe”. Surrounded by jewelry friends and flowers, we toasted her 50 year career, inspirations, and vibrant creations. With one final stop, Mikimoto breathed a bit of magic into the start of our holiday season with a private Pearl Masterclass inside their 5th Avenue salon. We touched and saw a demonstration of pearl stringing, gasped over the famous pearls worn by Marilyn Monroe.
London members were invited into the realm of Hannah Martin for a night of piercing and celebration. The ritual of piercing throughout time has been the center of many cultures and traditions, and her work is an effort to return to the connection that this act brings. To celebrate this, she created fine jewelry works that focuses on quality and designs that draw joy. Hannah believes that if we’re going to put anything into our bodies, it should be beautifully made with passion, enthusiasm and by someone who has a love of their craft. Our next stop was with designer Anna Kerr to view here newest jewels and receive a chart-reading. Anna’s collection designed in accordance with the principles of Vedic Astrology. Not only is she a certified Gemologist, but is also studying under a renowned guru and spiritual leader in Mumbai. Anna guided us through these principles, outlining the key planets and their respective gemstones and how they can enhance a wearer’s life. Members tried on multiple colored spinels, warm sapphires, and bold lapis lazuli as Anna enlightened us on the connecting link with jewelry that one can gain from gemstones.
At the heart of Gem X is the belief that jewelry is better experienced together. We’re delighted to invite you to join this season’s Winter Virtual Member Mixer. Get to know your fellow members near and wide to celebrate the season and share your favorite jewelry finds. RSVP HERE
We are thrilled to welcome our new members this month.
Ariel S. New York City, NY | Gabriella T. London, UK | Gia W. New York City, NY | Guillaume S. London, UK | Kim R. London, UK | Louisa W. London, UK | Margot J. New York City, NY | Mika I. New York City, NY | Pamela G. Bingham Farms, MI | Paula D. New York City, NY | Rhianna S. Austin, TX | Salua J. New York City, NY | Soleil d. London, UK
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We leapt into the realm of the mystical with David Webb Archivist Levi Higgs and Astrologer David Scoroposki as they explored the long arc of the Zodiac, astrology, and horoscopes in fine jewelry and David Webb’s vast archive of Zodiac designs throughout the 1960s and 70s. Explore astrological jewels with this Gemflix archive throwback.
Gemflix | Sunday, December 10th
HOW (AND WHY) YOU SHOULD COLLECT OLD SILVER From elegant candlesticks to historic relics to contemporary art, silver tells some of the greatest stories in the decorative arts. Please join us for a conversation around this fascinating medium with specialist Benjamin Miller, Director of Research at the world-renowned antique silver firm S.J. Shrubsole. RSVP HERE
NYC | Thursday, December 14th
A PEEK INSIDE THE MAGICAL WORLD OF LARKSPUR & HAWK You are cordially invited to step inside the magical world of Larkspur & Hawk for an up close and personal look at the brand’s enchanting jewelry collection. Meet the founder and designer, Emily Satloff, at her Manhattan showroom and learn the origins of foiled jewelry. RSVP HERE
Virtual | Sunday, December 17th
WINTER VIRTUAL MEMBER MIXER We’re delighted to invite you to join this season’s Winter Virtual Member Mixer. We hope you’ll join us, wearing your own personal relics or seasonal jewels, pour yourself your favorite winter beverage and cozy up for an hour of conversation from the comfort of your home. RSVP HERE
NYC | Monday, December 18th
CRAFTSMANSHIP, CURATION & CHEER WITH KENTSHIRE For our final soirée of the year, we invite to you discover the beauty and majesty of Kentshire’s fine jewels. Join Matthew and fellow members for a glass of champagne at Kentshire’s boutique on the seventh floor of Bergdorf Goodman, as he presents their exquisite selection of jewelry. RSVP HERE