A SERIES OF ONLINE JEWELRY CHATS
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 events. RSVP below.
Gemflix is an online series of conversations around jewelry. Live chats are complimentary and open to all, with a lively chatroom and a chance to learn from masters and leaders in our field. In lieu of an event fee for Gemflix, we encourage donations to the Gem X Scholarship & Grant Fund. To learn more about our Gem X memberships, click here. Thank you and we hope you enjoy our conversations.
WEDNESDAY, March 22nd: MARCHAK: TRACING THE ARCHIVES OF UKRAINIAN JEWELLER IN PARIS
In 1878, Joseph Marchak founded his namesake jewelry brand in Kyiv. Being ahead of his time, the Ukrainian jeweller pioneered new production approaches, invested in education and notably, employed women as part of his growing business. His success story was temporarily disrupted by the Russian revolution in 1917 before being reborn in Paris and culminating in its win of the Grand Prix at the Exposition des Arts Decoratifs in 1925.
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. She serves as Archive & Brand Heritage Advisor for Marchak, where she built and maintains the brand archives along with current research. This conversation will be hosted by Gem X Core member, Inesa Kovalova, Ukrainian jewellery designer and the founder of Draw Me a Jewel illustration school. RSVP HERE
WEDNESDAY, February 22nd: THE STORY OF THE TADEMA GALLERY LONDON
Tadema Gallery was founded in 1978 by Sonya and David Newell-Smith in London’s famed Camden Passage in Islington. They were successful photo-journalists who ventured into the field of 20th century abstract art and the decorative arts of the 19th and 20th centuries. By 1982 they had discovered a passion for artist-designed jewelry and showed in the gallery an eclectic choice of jewels from significant designers of the Revivalist, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Jugendstil, Art Deco and Modernist movements.
Join us as Beatriz Chadour-Sampson, an international jewelry historian, author and lecturer, shares the story of the Tadema Gallery London, told in her book of the same name. Beatriz is curator of the renowned Alice and Louis Koch Collection, today housed in the Swiss National Museum, Zurich, and was consultant curator of the William and Judith Bollinger Jewellery Gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
At the conclusion of this special talk, Sonya herself will join Beatriz for a Q&A with guests. We hope you can join us for a rare opportunity to delve into a beautiful jewelry story. RSVP HERE
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