Bernd Munsteiner

Curriculum Vitae 1943 Born in Moerschied near Idar-Oberstein;
1957-1960 Trained as a precious stone cutter with Viktor Munsteiner, completed Journeyman exam;
1962-1966 Studied with Prof. Schollmayer and Prof. Ullrich at the school for design, Pforzheim;
1966 completed state examination with title as designer of precious stones and jewelry;
1973 Atelier in Stipshausen near Idar-Oberstein. Member of various national German trad and visual art organizations, concerned with the advancement, promotion and support of contemporary art, material and form;
member of "The Guild of Contemporary American Jewelry Design";
Member of "International Jewelry Design Guild Inc."

Honors and Awards

2001 Design Prize Rhineland-Palatinate; 1999 Contemporary Design Group, Award, Hall of Fame, Las Vegas, USA;
1997 "Context-Cut" Honorable mention for greatest Design Quality, Design Center Nordrhein Westphalia;
1996 Honorary Life Member, The American Gem Trade Association Inc.;
1992 First Prize, Prix Arctica, Kemi Art Museum; Finland;
1989 Third Prize in the German Jewelry and Precious Stone design competition; Idar-Oberstein;
1987 First Prize in the German Jewelry and Precious Stone design competition, Idar-Oberstein;
1984 First and Second prize in the German Jewelry and Precious Stone design competition, Idar-Oberstein;
1983 Honorary membership granted by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London;
1981 Gold and Bronze Medals, Zlatarska Razstave Celjy, Yugoslavia;
1981 First Prize in the "Architecture and Small Sculpture" artist competition;
1981 Third prize in the German Jewelry and and Precious Stone design Competition, Idar-Oberstein;
1980 State prize and Honorable Mention;
1976 Honorable Mention in the German Jewelry and Precious Stone design Competition, Idar-Oberstein;
1974 State Prize Rhineland-Palatinate;
1974 Prize given for ourstanding German craftsmanship;
1972 Fourth prize and honorable mention in the German Jewelry and Precious Stone design comeptition, Idar-Oberstein;
1970 Honorable Mention in the German Jewelry and Precious Stone design competition, Idar-Oberstein;
1969 Gold Medal, Craft fair in Munich;
1968 First prize in the promotional competition, sponsored by Rhineland-Palatinate.

Tom Munsteiner

Curriculum Vitae 1969 Born in Bernkastel-Kues, Germany
1985-89 Educated as a Lapidary Stone Cutter in the Company of Bernd Munsteiner
1991 trained as Gemologist
1993-95 High School of Gemstone and Jewellery Design, Idar-Oberstein
1995 Master of Gemstone cutting
1997 Atelier in Stipshausen.

Honors and Awards 2015 International Design Awards - Honorable Mention
2015 Iron A’Design Award in Arts, Crafts and Design
2014 Golden A’Design Award in Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design
2014 MineralArt Honorable Mention
2013 Preis des Handwerks Rheinland-Pfalz
2010 "The Gemmys 2010", Faceted Gems category: 1. Preis; Gem Objects: 2. Preis
 2009 Platinum Couture Style Challenge Winner; "The Stone in Jewellery", 1. Preis, St. Petersburg, Russland; The Gemmys 2009, Cabochon Gems: 1. Preis, Gem Objects
2008 mineralArt, 3. Preis und Belobigung
2007 "The Gemmys 2007", Cabochon Gems: 1. Preis, Specially Cut Gem: 1. Preis; "Preis des Handwerks Rheinland-Pfalz 2007"; 3. Preis und Belobigung "Deutscher Schmuck- und Edelsteinpreis" Idar-Oberstein
2006 "The Gemmys 2006", Cabochon Gems: 1. Preis, Specially Cut Gem 1. und 2. Preis, Gem Objects: 1. Preis
 2001 1. Preis "Deutscher Schmuck- und Edelsteinpreis", Idar-Oberstein; Bayrischer Staatspreis; AGTA's Spectrum Awards 2001, International Division: 1. Preis
1999 3. Preis "Deutscher Schmuck- und Edelsteinpreis" Idar-Oberstein; Gewinner des Preisträgerskulpturen-Wettbewerbs Innovationspreis Oberfranken
 1998 AGTA's Spectrum Awards 1998, International Division: 1. Preis
 1997 AGTA's Cutting Edge 1997, International Objects of Art: Honorable Mention; AGTA's Cutting Edge 1997, International Open Category: 1. Preis
 1992 Förderpreis für das Kunsthandwerk Rheinland-Pfalz
 1991 Belobigung "Deutscher Schmuck- und Edelsteinpreis".

Jutta Munsteiner

Curriculum Vitae 1968 Born in Hermeskeil, Germany;
1985-89 Educated as a Goldsmith in the Company of "Schmuckatelier Heinz", Trier;
1989-93 apprenticed in different workshops; 1993-95 High school of Gem Stone and Jewelry design in Idar-Oberstein;
1995 Master of Goldsmith.

Honors and Awards 2015 International Design Award - Gold Award and Honorable Mention in Fashion Design - Jewelry
2014 Golden A’Design Award in Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design | 2014 MineralArt Honorable Mention
2013 Preis des Handwerks Rheinland-Pfalz
2012 Perlen Grand Prix "Tahiti Plus" – Auszeichnung 2010 Perlen Grand Prix - Auszeichnung Kategorie Design
2009 Belobigung "Deutscher Schmuck- und Edelsteinpreis", Idar-Oberstein
2008 mineralART, 1. Preis
2003 Anerkennung Designwettbewerb HWK Koblenz; 2000 First European Jewellery Award FEJA
2000 "New Designer Of The Year", Award For Design Excellence, JA. New York
1999 Belobigung "Deutscher Schmuck- und Edelsteinpreis" Idar-Oberstein, Belobigung "Mineralienwettbewerb" Idar-Oberstein.