On a chilly Sunday evening, members braved the snow and made their way to The Winter Show at the Park Avenue Armory. Led by core member Levi Higgs, our visit began with a champagne toast at Simon Teakle with core member Christine Cheng. Simon led us through a tour of his marvelous cases of Antique and Vintage jewelry where he showcased a stunning Tiffany Bow Brooch and dazzling Van Cleef & Arpels pieces from a distinguished private collection. At Macklowe Gallery, amongst the Tiffany Lamps and Vases we were enchanted by a Carved Rock Crystal, Jadeite and Emerald Brooch by Maboussin. James Robinson brought out their antique treasures including a Victorian mounted Ptolemaic Faience Brooch depicting the Gods; Osiris, Amon Ra, Sekhmet, and Wadjet.
Greetings from sunny Tucson! The hunt for beautiful gems and minerals is off to a fantastic start. To kickoff our trip at the gem show, we hosted a mixer for Gem X members in Tucson to mingle and share stories at Granada Gallery. There, we saw some prehistoric fossils, played with some million dollar gems and bonded with our gracious hosts Daniel Moesker. Afterwards, we met with Joanna Hardy and Fuli Gemstones for an excellent presentation on the “The Gem of the Sun”, Peridot. Worshiped by the Egyptians, we explored the rich history and the stone’s ties to royal jewelry. Located in the foothills of the tranquil Changbai Mountains lies the Fuli Gemstones mine, the largest peridot deposit in the world. Later in the week, we met for breakfast with Top Notch Faceting, and ogled over his colorfully cut creations.
New adventures await in this new year! Browse our City Guides to find over 20 destinations full of unique experiences and must see sights. Gem X Member, Lisa Kramer, was kind enough to detail her most recent trip to Marrakech and shared her “hidden gems”. Check out her recommendations below!
In the spirit of travel, we are excited to share a sneak peak at our Core Collection, a collection of jewelry inspired and created for Gem X. Each piece travels the globe from member to member to be adorned at your most exciting event or magical moment. To learn more about our core collection, contact us here for more information.
We hope you will mark your calendar and join us for a New Year, New Friends mixer with fellow members in Central London. Welcome newcomers to our club, connect with old friends, and chat with the other jewelry lovers, designers, gemologists, curators, art historians, and collectors who make up our amazing membership. We’ll also introduce you to the 2024 members of our London Core, before raising a glass to toast to a new year of friendships. RSVP HERE
If you can’t make it in person, keep your eyes out for a virtual mixer happening soon! You can check our upcoming events page for the latest invitations.
We are thrilled to welcome our new members this month.
Christine P. New York City, NY | Emily C. New York City, NY | Gerladine D. CT | Hilal B. Rome, IT | Judith B. New York City, NY | Julie K. Oslo, NO | Melissa R. New York City, NY | Meredith S. Los Angeles, CA | Paulette G. New York City, NY | Richard M. New York City, NY | Tracy T. Virginia, IE | Veronica H. New York City, NY
Not a Gem X Member? We would love to have you join us on our exclusive adventures. Start your application here.
We started off 2024 with a Gemflix of fantastical proportions. Members took a dazzling look into the world of André Chervin and Carvin French Jewelers with Carole Chervin, daughter of André and Vice President at Carvin French Jewelers and Debra Schmid Bach, Curator of Decorative Arts and Special Exhibitions at New York-Historical Society.
THE OBJETS D’ART OF ANDRÉ CHERVIN & CARVIN FRENCH JEWELERS
From the big screen to our small Gemflix screen, we learned more about the costume jewels from some of our most beloved movies, with Jaci Rohr, Jewelry and Costume Archivist at Paramount Pictures. In this throwback Gemflix we chatted with Jaci and saw the marvelous of show stopping jewelry that have graced old Hollywood.
THE COSTUME JEWELS OF PARAMOUNT PICTURES
London | Tuesday, February 6th
NEW YEAR, NEW FRIENDS WINTER MIXER We hope you will mark your calendar and join us in January for a New Year, New Friends mixer with fellow members in Central London. Welcome newcomers to our club, connect with old friends, and chat with the other jewelry lovers, designers, gemologists, curators, art historians, and collectors who make up our amazing membership. RSVP HERE
NYC | Thursday, February 8th
PRESENTING THE JEWELS & DRAWINGS OF RENÉ LALIQUE We are delighted to invite you to discover the world of glass master and jewelry designer René Lalique with an exhibition of jewels and drawings presented at gallery A La Vieille Russie, a renowned space showcasing European & American antique jewelry plus antique Russian decorative art. RSVP HERE
London | Saturday, March 2nd
THE JEWELS OF THE COLLECT ART FAIR We hope you will join us for a guided tour of the fair, hosted by experts from the team at Collect. We’ll have a look at its curated offering of jewels and meet the gallery owners and artists. Some of this year’s exhibitors include: Siat Gallery, BG Gallery, the debut of British collective Objects Beautiful, and a selection of artisans from the Goldsmiths Fair. RSVP HERE