Otto Jakob is a self-taught artist-goldsmith and jeweller with an academic background in art and art history. At just 17 years of age, Otto began to teach himself to make jewellery, inspired by the magic and artistic power of Etruscan, Celtic and Hellenic masterpieces. Between 1977 and 1980 he studied painting with Georg Baselitz. Since 1980, Otto has devoted himself exclusively to the creation of jewellery. Due to his lifelong passion for both art and mineralogy, many of his pieces resemble objects from Renaissance Wunderkammer and feature rare minerals and natural curiosities.