Thomas Giesen

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