A well travelled and highly experienced self-starter, Justin has lived and travelled all over the world. He has worked in the arts, the jewelry trade, technology, graphic design, counseling, fashion design, audio engineering, customer service, and more. Justin considers himself a modern-day renaissance man, a jack of all trades, who is interested in everything and wants to learn it all!
Justin has been working in the gem trade since 2013 as a gem cutter, buyer, seller, and jewelry designer. He has trained around the world in the various traditions of gem cutting and is currently working on a book about the History of Colored Stone Faceting. Justin did his gemology training at GIA in London and Bangkok and at AIGS in Bangkok. He works as a Lapidary Instructor for the Institute of Gem Trading as well as writing articles, producing videos, and giving talks about gem cutting history.
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My solo musical project for the last 12 years, Justinus Primitive is vocal, experimental, and soulful. Using only my voice, I create textured loops of sounds and harmonies. I build up these layers to create experiences intended to take the listener to higher levels of consciousness.
A sound/art installation, co-created with artist Katie Anderson. Set in the crumbling remains of a Scottish Victorian mansion, the Sonotorium is a bath of sonic sensation that uses pure tones and harmony to create an unusually peaceful ambience.