Gem Joy the first and only augmented reality jewelry company that provides a completely new jewelry experience.


Considered 'Jewelry of the Future', this premium jewelry is also a remote controller that allows you to play games, go on adventures and dive into new worlds.

Once you own a Gem Joy piece you get all future upgrades through our free app. Available in The App Store and Google Play. It is truly alive and the fun keeps growing.  

Team - We are a family owned and operated business. 

Software Engineer, Digital Designer and Gem Joy as founder Katharine VanderDrift combined her love of jewelry and passion for technology to invent a new category of jewelry. 


Liz Maverick an award winning author creates the stories in the App. She lives in Brooklyn, New York and is the sister-in-law of Katharine.


Richard VanderDrift spent his career working in San Francisco as a software architect. He is an inventor and holds several patents. He helps with patents for Gem Joy. We are currently patent-pending! Nikki VanderDrift spent 40 years working as a flight attendant at United Airlines. She is in-charge of trade shows where you can often find her and Katharine behind the booth. Katharine is their daughter.


Katharine VanderDrift

Katharine is a software engineer and digital designer.

She has spent the last seven years working in technology in San Francisco. She led the development and design of more than 20 highly competitive industries from health and beauty to legal services. 

She has been featured in Forbes, Venture Beat, Inc Magazine and many other publications for her work as an entrepreneur and Software Engineer.

She holds a Theater degree from University of California San Diego which has been instrumental in bringing creative approaches to large problems.


"I believe creativity is the instrument for change. The cross-pollination of science and design will bring the adopted changes that drive society forward."