Founder & Curator

Shakema Cyrus is a NYC native and Lifestyle Enthusiast. From an early age, she discovered a keen sense of creativity and style and was sculptured and nourished in a Caribbean household. Her rich family traditions mixed with a uniquely diverse community upbringing has taught her how to balance and appreciate the world around her. This world included a love of different type of fashion, music, food, dance and culture. As she matured, this love has turned into a passion- A passion that has led her to travel around the world and become a millennial creative and entrepreneur in today's society. 

In 2016, she started her first business Gem Cosmetics LLC where she launched her own cosmetic line and was heavily involved in the beauty industry. It wasn't until 2018 when Shakema decided to put her business down, listen to God and follow her purpose. With ties to many industries, endless supporters and a passion for connecting and helping women of all ages, the Queen Gem knew that it was time for a change and decided to make the bold move of creating- The Gem Experience.