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Upcoming Events

We are pleased to offer exclusive in-person events in chapter cities, as well as virtual events.  Gemflix is an online series of conversations around jewelry.  Live chats are complimentary and open to all.  In lieu of an event fee for Gemflix, we encourage donations to the Gem X Scholarship & Grant Fund.

Thank you and we hope you enjoy our jewelry adventures.  Please RSVP below.

We are pleased to offer exclusive in-person events in chapter cities, as well as virtual events.  Gemflix is an online series of conversations around jewelry.  Live chats are complimentary and open to all.  In lieu of an event fee for Gemflix, we encourage donations to the Gem X Scholarship & Grant Fund.

Thank you and we hope you enjoy our jewelry adventures.  Please RSVP below.

Online, Sundays 11am | February 19th, March 5th & March 19th: The Gem X Book Club – The Jeweler of Broken Dreams

Last week on Gemflix, we chatted with author M.J. Rose about the inspiration and research behind her latest novel, The Jeweler of Stolen Dreams.  It is a captivating tale of two women, inspired by the legendary and mysterious life of Suzanne Belperron – lover, resistance fighter and iconoclastic designer.  Next Sunday, you are invited to curl up on your favorite reading chair for the first of three meetings of the 2023 Gem X Book Club, featuring M.J.’s newest book. RSVP HERE

LA | March 19th: Melodic Enamel Storytelling by Marianne Hunter

Join us in warmly congratulating artist Marianne Hunter in winning the AJDC Jose Hess Design Finalist Award for her stunning work above, titled Celestial Symphonies. Self-taught, Marianne masterfully renders enamel, metal, and gems in a singular artistic vision and language to tell symphonic stories within each jewelry piece. Members of Gem X, JCOLA & WJA welcome in special collaboration. Please RSVP for the detailed address. Space is extremely limited, and we encourage you to register as soon as possible. RSVP HERE.

Gemflix | March 22nd: Marchak – Tracing the Archives of Ukrainian Jeweller in Paris 

Next up on Gemflix, you are invited to journey through 140 years of the brand’s history, to learn about the ways Marchak has had to reinvent itself to thrive as a jewelry house. To lead our conversation, we will be joined by Armelle de Blachard, jewelry business consultant, who has long studied Marchak’s history and devoted her M.B.A dissertation to the topic. We hope you can join us for this opportunity to delve into a beautiful and historical jewelry story. Gemflix are hosted in support of the Gem X Scholarship and Grant Fund, to help those new to jewelry who are passionate and could use a helping hand.  Please RSVP HERE.

NYC | March 30th: A Book Fête for Cora Sheibani’s Jewels

The new book Cora Sheibani – Jewels was published this month to mark the 20th anniversary of Cora Sheibani’s eponymous London-based brand. We will be convene for this special evening at The Jewelry Library, an intimate and inspirational jewelry space curated by Karen Davidov in the heart of Herald Square.  Surrounded by walls of jewelry books by the greats, we will hear Cora’s own story and her journey in putting together this book.  We will her about her design “handwriting” and philosophy, through a specially curated selection of her jewelry from the past two decades. RSVP HERE.

London | April 4th: A Visit to the Studio of Alice Cicolini

We have long admired the jewels created by Alice Cicolini. Bright, colourful enamel and luscious, carved gemstones are a couple of the hallmarks that have led to her meteoric rise to fame. or us, we love how her work transports us to far-off lands.  We hope you can join us for an intimate visit to Alice and her studio. We will have the pleasure of getting to know the designer, learning about her inspiration and the development of her jewels, and getting to see her work including archival pieces. The event is exclusively for members of the club. RSVP HERE.

Excursion | April 11th to 13th: THE STUNNING JEWELS OF PORTUGAL

When we heard that Portugal’s stunning crown jewels had finally gone on display after more than 200 years, we knew it was time for a Gem X Excursion. Coincidentally, jewelry historian Rui Galopim de Carvalho, who had consulted on the project, is one of our members. We hope you can join us in beautiful, historic Lisbon for our next jewelry adventure, guided by Rui. Following a welcome dinner on Tuesday, April 11th, we will spend two days studying and enjoying the jewels of Portugal. Due to the intimate nature of this experience, the number of guests is limited. Hope to see you in Portugal! RSVP HERE.

NYC | LONDON

In person events require reservation fees.  These fees go to cover our administrative costs to organize the event, and arranging for a thank you gift for our host. In planning our in-person events, we are carefully following CDC & NHS guidelines, and ask that you do the same. If we work together, we can help ensure the safety of ourselves and everyone around us. Thank you.

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