Brazilian designer Antonio Bernardo showed signs of artistic vision as a young boy by forming wire sculptures with goldsmith tools sold by his father - one was even transformed into a ring with multiple moving parts. Inspired by this “early success”– he studied engineering and educated himself in goldsmith and jewelry making techniques. As a self-taught artist and sculptor, he went on to win the most coveted international design prizes and, more importantly, to delight jewelry lovers around the world with his stunning innovative creations.
Antonio Bernardo: "Jewelry has to have a concept behind it. One sees the piece with a physical and emotional understanding. To me, jewelry has to touch people’s hearts."
Nicole Gorman Shum: "Adam and I were spellbound by Antonio’s jewelry when we first met him at an international jewelry show in Germany several years ago. After spending time in Rio, getting to know Antonio as well as his work, we feel exceedingly proud and privileged to be his exclusive representative in the DC area."