Thomas Giesen

1963 Born in Aachen, Germany
1979 – 83 Education as a goldsmith
1985 – 86 Basic studies at the College of Art Maastricht, Netherlands
1986 Education as gemologist in Idar-Oberstein, Germany
1991 – 93 Education at the College for Gemstone and Jewellery Design in Idar-Oberstein, Germany
1993 Opening of his own shop in Aachen
1997 De Beers competition: “Diamonds Today”
2000 Inhorgenta Fair Red Dot Award 2000, prize for high design quality for the ring “Contura”
2001 – 04 Jewellery Fair in Munich, first official presentation of “Contura” at the International Jewellery Fair, Tokyo