Emily Marchick is a Junior Jewellery Specialist at Bonhams in Los Angeles. She began working at the company in 2008 in our San Francisco office. Her responsibilities include jewellery appraising, gem grading and auction catalogue production, as well as contributing to jewellery, timepiece and Period Art & Design auctions throughout the US and abroad.
Marchick has more than six years of experience in the jewellery industry, including special expertise in diamond and coloured gemstone evaluation and luxury handbags with a focus in Judith Leiber® designs. Throughout her career, she has guided, advised, and counselled clients in the areas of gemstones, jewellery history and collecting.
Marchick joined Bonhams after working for Shane Co, one of the largest privately-held jewellers in the US, as Diamond Associate. During her time at their San Diego location, she specialised in diamond engagement jewellery 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 jewellery 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.