Barbara Wheat – US Representative for System Eickhorst

Barbara Wheat began working in the gem and jewellery industry in Bangkok, Thailand in the early 1990s as managing director of a publishing company producing magazines covering the Thai gem and jewellery export market.
During her 15 years living there, she started her own consulting and public relations company attracting the Thai Gem & Jewelry Traders Association as her main client.


In 2005 Barbara moved to New York when she was appointed executive director of the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA). In 2012 she returned to the consulting business, opening her company – Gemalytics LLC. She provides services that include communications, brand building, sustainability assessment, preparation of news releases and marketing materials, and event and trade show planning.


Barbara is a regular contributor to many international magazines including Trends & Colours, The New Jeweller and TNJ Colors.
Barbara earned a Master of Science degree in Sustainability Management at Columbia University, and is an Accredited Gemologist from the Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS).


She is working as our US Representative in the gem and jewellery industriy since 2013.