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Gemstone Talks

Educate, Motivate and Inspire

Kim Rix is a gemmologist, qualified by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) — the world’s leading authority on gemstones. She has travelled all over the world to acquire the information she will be sharing with you. 


As a guest speaker, she shares tales of her solo-travels, whilst researching and writing the Gemstone Detective book series.  


Throughout the presentation, Kim provides plenty of tips and advice on what to look for when you set off on your own adventure to buy gemstones and jewellery with confidence. 

Gem talks can be accompanied by a photographic powerpoint presentation and last for 60 minutes, followed by questions from the audience.

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Gemstone Talks


Talks can include:


Talk 1 - Kim’s personal travelogues and experiences - country-specific


Talk 2 - Finding your purpose, creating a legacy


Talk 3 - Life as an author, solo traveller, gemmologist and photographer


Talk 4 - Buying gemstones around the world or country-specific


Talk 5 – Visiting gemstone mines around the world

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Kim Rix has given Gemstone Talks to:

Rachel Hearn Jewellery School, Lancaster - June 2024

Glasgow Lapidary Club - May 2024

Jewellery students at City of Glasgow College - May 2024

FORGE, Hatton Garden London - 19th March, 2024


Bath Wellness Festival - 6th February 2024


The Jewellery Department - Kelvin College Glasgow - 9th November 2023


Gemmological Association of Great Britain (North-West Gem-A) - July 2021

Jewellery Industry Virtual Fair (JIVF) – 2020 and 2021

Kevin Green Wealth Event for Investors - February 2020

Gemological Institute of America (GIA), London – Alumni, November 2020

Globe Trotters Club, Covent Garden, London - July 2019

Scottish Gemmological Association (SGA), Edinburgh – November, 2019

SEEKd Fashion, London – November 2019

The Jewellery Cut Live, London - 2019 and 2020

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Elizabeth Bailey BA(Hons) MA FGA DGA

You were fantastic Kim! I loved that you made your gem travels so human and engaging with your personal tales and amazing photography! Those Opal shots were particularly fab!

Sophie Evans, FGA

It was a really interesting talk!


Thank you, it made me want to get out there and experience these places.

Rie Hamaguchi

It was an informative and valuable talk in which I gained good knowledge about precious stones.

Now I want to travel and learn from you - how to buy gemstones. 

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