Emily Marchick is a Junior Jewelry Specialist at Bonhams in Los Angeles. She began working at the company in 2008 in our San Francisco office. Her responsibilities include jewelry appraising, gem grading and auction catalog production, as well as contributing to jewelry, timepiece and Period Art & Design auctions throughout the US and abroad.
Marchick has more than six years of experience in the jewelry industry, including special expertise in diamond and colored gemstone evaluation and luxury handbags with a focus in Judith Leiber® designs. Throughout her career, she has guided, advised, and counseled clients in the areas of gemstones, jewelry history and collecting.
Marchick joined Bonhams after working for Shane Co, one of the largest privately-held jewelers in the US, as Diamond Associate. During her time at their San Diego location, she specialized in diamond engagement jewelry presentations and played an integral role in advancing new retail concepts.
Marchick's educational background includes earning a BA in Studio Arts and Art History from The College of Santa Fe, now Santa Fe University of Art and Design, in Santa Fe, NM. She also holds a Graduate Gemologist Degree from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
Outside of Bonhams, Marchick actively writes and speaks on the topic of estate jewelry and diamonds. She contributes to "The Loupe," an online magazine produced by the GIA, as well as the Institute's 2008 and 2011 symposiums in Carlsbad, CA.