Start your Saturday at The Jewellery Cut Live in association with Fuli Gemstones in the best possible way by joining Gem X founder Heidi Garnett and The Jewellery Cut founder Rachael Taylor for a discussion on jewels, trends and community, before having the chance to mingle with fellow jewellery lovers over a cup of coffee.
Both Gem X and The Jewellery Cut have been built around the principles of bringing likeminded people together, namely those who have a love of jewellery, to forge vibrant communities. Hear more about the origin stories of both groups, and why Heidi and Rachael feel it is so important to create spaces where jewellery connoisseurs can explore their passions.
Heidi and Rachael will be joined by Julien Riad Sahyoun, who was recently crowned Creative Jewellery Designer of the Year at The Retail Jeweller UK Jewellery Awards 2021. Julien, who will be exhibiting at The Jewellery Cut Live in association with Fuli Gemstones, will share his experiences of taking part in every edition of the show since its inception in 2019 and how being part of that community has shaped his brand.
Those in the audience will be encouraged to ask questions and join in with this informal discussion at 10am on October 16th, 2021. After the talk, which will be held within the amphitheatre at The Royal Institution in London’s Mayfair, refreshments will be served and then the doors to the jewellery show will be opened, allowing guests the opportunity to discover the work of more than 20 independent fine jewellers.
Connect and chat with fellow attendees as well as the three experts at The Jewellery Cut Live in association with Fuli Gemstones on October 16th, 2021, at 10am. During this informal talk at the amphitheatre, held in The Royal Institution in London’s Mayfair, you’ll have the chance to network over coffee and hear all about key trends and learn more about The Jewellery Cut and Gem X organisations.
Who are the speakers?
Founded in New York in 2017, Gem X has grown quickly into a global network of jewellery enthusiasts from all types of backgrounds. Heidi Garnett along with Lin Jamison founded Gem X and Heidi began the London branch of the club upon moving to the UK. Gem X gathers together jewellery lovers who are keen to learn more about the craft and share their passion with likeminded people. Gem X is made up of curators, historians, gemmologists, designers, collectors and individuals who simply love jewellery. The club regularly holds events across the globe to share the magic of jewellery, and its GemFlix series of online talks, launched during the pandemic, has found global renown for its fascinating line up of speakers.
Gem X London Founder Heidi Garnett
Rachael Taylor is a globally renowned jewellery journalist and founder of The Jewellery Cut, alongside Andrew Martyniuk. The Jewellery Cut was created to elevate and support contemporary jewellery in the UK through engaging editorial, sparkling social posts and live events, including The Jewellery Cut Live in association with Fuli Gemstones.
The Jewellery Cut Founder, Rachael Taylor
Julien Riad Sahyoun
Having grown up in Morocco, Julien Riad Sahyoun’s creativity takes inspiration from the rich culture he’s experienced throughout his life. Before launching his career as a jewellery designer, Julien studied at the Gemological Institute of America. Julien launched his own brand, JRS, in 2016, and has since picked up multiple awards, including Creative Jewellery Designer of the Year at The Retail Jeweller UK Jewellery Awards 2021.
Jewellery designer, Julien Riad Sahyoun
Gem X & The Jewellery Cut, with Julien Riad Sahyoun will take place at 10am on October 16th, 2021, at The Jewellery Cut Live in association with Fuli Gemstones, held at The Royal Institution, 21 Albermarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4BS. This talk is free to Gem X members (please contact Gem X for your complementary ticket). Non-members may purchase a ticket. Early bird tickets start at £10 (£20 thereafter). Book your ticket here
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