Antonio Bernardo was born in 1947 in Rio de Janeiro. While still a child, he came into contact with the goldsmith trade through his father, Rudolf Herrman, whose shop specialised in jewellery and watchmaking. For almost a decade, Antonio worked in his own workshop - a studio equipped with traditional tools, many of them inherited from his father, as well as with sophisticated industrial devices. In 2000, he launched his flagship store and the Antonio Bernardo Gallery, where relevant modern and contemporary art exhibitions are held. The brand then went through an international expansion when the designer made his first appearance at Baselworld in 2003. Among other important achievements in his career, in 2007 the book Antonio Bernardo was published.