We were selected amongst the 100 best adresses for creative classes in europe. Publication by the journal COUNTRY in Hamburg. Edition 2/2000 fall-winter
Katerina Kestemont received a honorable mention in 1996 at the international contest of the INNUNG DER EDELSTEIN GRAVEURE of Idar-Oberstein, Germany.
Hubert Heldner is one of the three winners of the first " Swiss Jewelry Design Contest " in September 2002 by the edition TRES OR and is in the possession of a certificat of capacity as a jeweller of the Swiss Confederation in 1985 / Curriculum Vitae
Hubert Heldner signs responsible for the sucessful installation of a lapidary training workshop in Tanzania, at the Southern and Eastern African Mineral Centre (SEAMIC) headquarters in Dar-es-Salaam. November 2005. Including the training of 5 lapidary instructors. The center has been renamed to African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) in 2015.
Organization of several Gemstone Safari's in Tanzania in collaboration with Mr. Nakara Steven Matemu a geologist, cristallograph, mineralogist and gemmologist, since September 2007 until today.
One month assignment to design a new jewelry collection for Kirmena Gold in Cairo Egypt, June 2008.
Technical assistance for the lapidary and jewelry training workshop of Miss Noreen Masaki Lapidary Training Centre since September 2012.