|1947||Born in Rio de Janeiro|
|1970||Centre International de Formation de l’Industrie Horlogère Suisse (CFH) in Lausanne for one year|
|Since 1981||Own company in Rio de Janeiro|
|2011||IF Design Award and Inhorgenta Award|
Antonio Bernardo’s pieces of jewelry impress the beholder not only with their playful lightness and architectural austerity but also with the ingenious ideas involved in their construction. Excellent examples are his Prisma earrings as well as the Sólidos ring and the bracelets Intimo, Together and Wave. His famous Puzzle ring invites its wearer to play with it. After training as an engineer Antonio Bernardo, the son of a man of German descent, studied horology for a year in 1970 at the Centre International de Formation de l’Industrie Horlogère Suisse (CFH) in Lausanne. Back in Rio de Janeiro Bernardo created his first ring. Today, this important jewelry designer has 18 eponymous stores in Brazil and sells his work in jewelry stores in the USA, Europe and Asia. He has been awarded many international prizes, such as the iF Product Design Award, the Red Dot Design Award and the IJL (International Jewellery London) Award. In 2010, 2011 and 2012 his works were accepted into the Modern Jewelry Collection.