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Adriana Almeida Meza

Adriana Almeida Meza is a Colombian Designer currently living in Idar-Oberstein.  In 2010 she graduated as a Product Designer from Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá. Then in 2011 she started learning goldsmithing techniques in a private jewelry studio. Between 2011 and 2015 she founded two different commercial jewelry brands but her desire to explore jewelry in a deeper context led her to pursue a master’s study in Gemstone and Jewelry in Germany founded by a DAAD scholarship and graduating in 2018 from Trier University of Applied Sciences. After graduating she started working as a jewelry designer for a chain manufacturer.

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Gina Nadine Müller

Gina Nadine Müller is a German jeweler. After her professional training as a goldsmith in Düsseldorf, she decided to study Gemstone and Jewelry at Trier University of Applied Sciences in Idar-Oberstein. There, she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2019 and is currently enrolled in the Master's program.


Julia Obermaier

Julia Obermaier is a Jeweler from Germany. After finishing her professional education as a goldsmith in Kaufbeuren-Neugablonz in 2012, she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Trier University of Applied Sciences, Departement of Gemstones and Jewelry in Idar-Oberstein, Germany in 2016. In 2019 she successfully finished her Master of Advanced Design studies at University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany. Since 2016 she has her own atelier in Kempten, Germany.


Pei Wu

Pei is from and is currently based in Taiwan, started focusing on art jewellery after studying architecture and fine arts. She got an MA in London and an MFA in Idar-Oberstein for jewelry design. After a decade of studying and exhibiting in Europe, she returned to Taiwan. She created the "Duomuo Atelier" in Taipei Artist Village, where she explores creative ways of stone carving, which is one of the most traditional crafts in her culture.


Sharareh Aghaei

Sharareh Aghaei was born in Tehran, Iran, lives and works in Idar-Oberstein, Germany. She started her academic education in Art University of Tehran, focused on Arts and Craft. After her graduation of the BA, she started a personal goldsmith workshop and worked as a freelancer. From March 2013 she started her further education at Trier University of Applied Sciences, Department of Gemstones and Jewelry in Idar-Oberstein. In September 2015 she had the opportunity to have an exchange semester in Alchimia Contemporary Jewelry School in Florence, Italy. In July 2017 she finished her MFA at Trier University of Applied Sciences. After the graduation she works as a professional stone carver and sculptor.


Stephie Morawetz

Stephie Morawetz is a Jeweler from Austria. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Modisterei at the Art University Linz in 2010. Furthermore, she successfully completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts studies in 2014 at Trier University of Applied Sciences, Department of Gemstones and Jewelry in Idar-Oberstein, Germany. From 2015 to 2017 she did her master studies at Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Founded in 2016, together with Laura Jack, the non-profit organization NOD – Not Only Decoration. Lives and works in Vienna, Austria.


Vesal Bahmani Nik

Vesal Bahmani Nik is an Iranian visual artist, based in Idar-Oberstein, Germany. she started her fine art education in Art university of Tehran, focused on Painting, BFA graduated in 2012. At the same time on her personal interest, working as a creative designer at Genus Jewelry co. in Tehran; A work experience which has changed her life path to 3 years of gold-smiting and craft education by 2015. The Idea to make her art and craft skills meeting in a point brought contemporary jewelry world to the light, leaded her to Idar-Oberstein, Trier university of applied science, department of Gemstone and Jewelry, to study her MFA, graduated in 2018. Currently, she works as stone carver and sculpture in Idar-Oberstein alongside her visual journey.

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