Thomas Giesen

Thomas Giesen

VITA

1963 Born in Aachen, Germany
1979-83 Formal apprenticeship as Goldsmith in Aachen, Germany
1983-85 College of Art Maastricht, The Netherlands
1986 Training as Gemologist in Idar-Oberstein, Germany
1986-91 Forming years working at renowned design studios in Switzerland, Germany
and Spain
1991-93 College for Gemstone and Jewelry Design in Idar-Oberstein, Germany
1993 Graduated as Master (Meister) Goldsmith
and opened his Design Workshop and Jewelry Shop in Aachen,Germany
1997 Finalist at De Beers Competition “Diamonds Today”
2000 Winner of the red dot design award award 2000 for CONTURA™ ring
2001 Debut in Japan - solo exhibition, Ecru+HM, Tokyo
seit 2001 Annual solo exhibition at Ecru+HM, Tokyo
2006 Presentation of Collection and “CONTURA™” at Jewelry Fairs in New York, USA
2007-8 Presentation of Collection and “CONTURA™” J F in Las Vegas
2010 Winner of the “Ring-Kultur-Ring” award Essen, Germany
2011 Winner of the International IF Award for Belgium, Netherlands and Germany
2011 Winner of AJH Prize of the chamber of craftsmanship
2012 Winner of the red dot design award for his cliccmi rings
2013  Jewellery Design Excellence Award for cliccmi at Hongkong 
International Jewellery Show 
2014 German Design Award 2014 Nominee
2015 3rd at Pearl Grand Prix 2015 of the German Jewelry magazine "Schmuck design"
  *CONTURA is registered as an international design patent of Thomas Giesen