Upcoming Lectures

Justin K Prim
Jul 4, 2019 · 3 min read

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, many talks and shows around the world have been canceled so in the meantime, lets share company with live WEBINARS!

Since March 2020, I’ve been involved with four shows: IGT Sunday Conversations, Field Gemology Talks, Gemcutting Conversations, and Read & Talk about Gemology.

If you missed any of the past webinars they are avaiable on my YouTube Channel!

Main Lecture Title

A Brief History of Colored Gemstone Faceting


Justin K Prim, author and faceting instructor in Bangkok, explores the history of colored gemstone cutting in Europe. Beginning in the 1300’s and taking us on a visual journey through history to modern times, the presentation includes images and videos portraying faceted stones in jewelry at various points throughout history and also discusses the development of techniques and machinery through the ages. We will look at the the evolution of the gem cutting craft as it has been influenced by the artistic and technological trends of the times from Renaissance to Victorian to the Modern Era, from table cut to concave faceting. Along the way, we will follow the journey of the European faceting machine as it migrates and evolves from country to country before heading overseas and changing the jewelry production world in the process.

Past Talks:

July 25. 2020 —USFG Virtual Symposium — The Future of Gemcutting
June 14. 2020— Tudor Gems with Lauryn Volovar
June 7, 2020 — A Talk with Richard Wise — “Writing for the Gem Trade”
May 31, 2020 — A Talk with Rex Guo — Gemstone Optics webinar
May 24, 2020 — Laboratories & Lapidaries - Billie Hughes & Victoria Raynaud
May 17, 2020 — A Talk with Laura Phillis — “ Gemstone Design” webinar
May 10, 2020 — Jason Marchiafava — “ Hand Fabricating and Engraving”
May 3, 2020 — A Talk with Richard Hughes — “Gemology Book Collecting”
April 26, 2020 — A Talk with Farooq Hashmi & Simon Dussart — “COVID-19 and the Current State of Gem Trade” webinar
April 22, 2020 — “
The History of American Faceting” webinar
April 19, 2020
— A talk with Vincent Pardieu — “Field Gemology” webinar
April 18, 2020 “The Legend of Merlin and the Sites of His Madness” webinar
April 17, 2020
— “A Live Q&A with GemologyGeek” webinar
April 12, 2020 — A Talk with Sarah Caldwell Steele — “The Magical Uses of Jet throughout History” webinar
April 8, 2020 — “Beauty, Value, and the Power of Gemcutting” webinar
April 1, 2020
— “A Journey Through Painted Jewels” webinar
March 25, 2020 “Lapidary Medicine and its Influence on Gemstone Cutting Technology” webinar
February 7, 2020 Tucson Faceting Symposium, “History of American Faceting”
February 5, 2020 AGTA Show Tucson “An Updated History…”
Nov 16 2019 — Taiwan Gem Show, “Beauty, Value & the Power of Gem Cutting”
June 20, 2019 — London, England, Gem-A — “A Brief History…”
June 15, 2019 — Bristol Lapidary Society, Bristol, England — “A Brief History…”
May 23, 2019Society of Jewellery Historians, London — “A Brief History…”
May 17, 2019UK Facet Cutters Guild, Market Rasan, England — “A Brief History…”
Feb 23, 2019 — Inhorgenta Gem Forum, Munich, Germany — “Lapidary Medicine and it’s Influence on Gemstone Cutting Technology”
Dec 17, 2018 — National Museum, Prague — “A Brief History…”
Sept 17, 2018
, DANAT Booth, Hong Kong Jewelery and Gem Show, — “A Brief History…”
June 27, 2018, GIA’s 108th Gemstone Gathering, Bangkok Thailand — “A Brief History…”
Feb 3rd, 2018, AGTA Show, Tucson Gem Show, Tucson, Arizona — “A Brief History…”

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