Gem Talks


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. She aims to educate, motivate, help and inspire her audience.  


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.

Talks can include:


Talk 1 - Kim’s personal travelogues and experiences


Talk 2 - Finding your purpose


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


Talk 4 - Buying gemstones around the world


Talk 5 – Birthstones

Kim has given gem talks to:

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

Jewellery Industry Virtual Fair (JIVF) – 2020 and 2021

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

Kim Rix GG GIA giving Gemstone Talk
Audience at Gemstone Talk by Kim Rix GG GIA
Audience listening to Gemstone Talk by Kim Rix
Speaker Kim Rix, Gemstone Talks
Rachael Taylor and Kim Rix GG GIA


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!

Elizabeth Bailey BA(Hons) MA FGA DGA CPAA Jewellery, Watches & Designer Specialist and Auctioneer at Wilson 55 Auctioneers

It was a really interesting talk! Thank you, it made me want to get out there and experience these places.

Sophie Evans, FGA