In 1995, Iris Mondelaers graduated as Master of Fine Arts, option Jewel Design, at Sint-Lucas Antwerp. In 1996, she started her own jewellery studio, and since 2014 she runs her own gallery. Iris Mondelaers is a contemporary jewel designer who works within the tradition of the classical goldsmith’s trade. She exclusively uses precious materials, makes everything herself and she has a thorough knowledge of the craft. That classical mastery, the authentic craftsmanship truly fit her like a glove. And yet here creations are new, fresh and unmistakeably modern, without slipping into the avant-garde. Her career lists exhibitions in Belgium and abroad, from Beringen to Barcelona, and from Knokke to Taipei. Customers may come from Lummen, but just as well from the United States. Iris, now a mother of three children, received the Hib label from Unizo in 2015. In her 20th anniversary year, she was awarded the title of Craftsman by the Craftsmen Committee in Belgium.