The ‘Steenrijk’ 2009 exposition brings together work by students of Jewellery & Silversmithing of the IKA GO Mechelen, KASKA DKO GO Antwerp and Edelstein- und Schmuckdesign of the Fachhochschule Trier, Idar Oberstein (G). The project and the collaboration with the Fachhochschule result from a visit to gem centre Idar- Oberstein, and add international flavour to the exhibition. The intensive introduction to gems and their processing inspired students and ultimately led to this exhibition. Point of departure for their work is the concept of stone, in its broadest possible sense. Special attention was paid to artistic input. A wonderful opportunity for spectators to get a first-rate introduction to what’s happening in contemporary jewellery.

A catalogue will be published on the occasion of the exhibition, which will put the IKA GO Mechelen and the Antwerp KASKA DKO GO on the map internationally.