|1958||Born in Augsburg, Germany|
|1991||Master’s certificate in silversmithing|
|1994||Master goldsmith’s certificate|
|1995||Acknowledged as a professional, independent artist by Munich’s Academy of Fine Arts|
|Since 1983||Own studio in Augsburg|
At the 2007 Couture Jewelry Show in Las Vegas Erich Zimmermann was honored for his golden Cocoon necklace with the first prize in the Gold category of that year’s Town&Country Design Awards. In 2008, this nature-inspired jewelry line also won the Jewelers Choice Award at the JCK show in Las Vegas. Zimmermann created his first Cocoon necklace in 1990. It won the Design Plus Award in 1993 and was included in the collection of Dresden’s Museum of Decorative Arts in 2001. Another important theme of this jewelry artist are his Princess rings featuring large colored gemstones, and his Cleopatra necklaces vividly demonstrate how closely related modernism and antique jewelry can be.