Upcoming Faceting History Lectures

Justin K Prim
Jul 4, 2019 · 2 min read

February 5, 2020, 9am —
AGTA Show Tucson — Graham Room , “A Brief History…”

February 7, 2020, 3pm— Tucson Faceting Symposium, Old Pueblo Lapidary Club, “A Brief History…”

More to come in 2020…Chicago,
Hong Kong,

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:

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…”

Justin K Prim

The collected written works of Justin K Prim : Travel Adventurer / Gemologist / Musician / Author of The Heart of Merlin

Justin K Prim

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Gemcutter / Travel Adventurer / Lapidary Historian/ Author of The Heart of Merlin / www.justinkprim.com

Justin K Prim

The collected written works of Justin K Prim : Travel Adventurer / Gemologist / Musician / Author of The Heart of Merlin

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