• A wooden cabinet, laden with small drawers and much history, safeguards precious items and special moments of Antonio Bernardo’s career.

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  • Conceived by his mother, and for years used by his father in a traditional watchmaker and goldsmith tool store, the cabinet is an open-door vault which receives visitors at our flagship store at Rua Garcia D’Ávila, in Rio de Janeiro. The Welcome Vault is an intimate invitation to peruse Antonio Bernardo’s creativity. The vault perpetuates singular moments of his career, securing, in a seemingly haphazard manner, items conceived from rare gems, others which were created for fashion shows, prototypes in larger scale than the jewels sold at the shops, as well as unique items and objects that register the designer’s creative process.

    Among such precious items found in the vault are the Miosótis Wrist, made from small pearls interwoven into a handmade gold braid, especially designed for Ocimar Versolato’s 1995 fashion show, in Paris. It also holds the Praia de Ipanema Ring, created by Antonio Bernardo for the ECO 92 summit, which adds to an opal’s varying hues – from sand to deep blue – a city skyline drawn by the designer himself on the item’s backside.

    Another memorable jewel is the Explosion ring. Conceived from a pearl with an unusual shape, it is a unique work of nature and was the centerpiece at the Sexo e Romance exhibition, held by the designer in 1999, in Rio de Janeiro.

    The vault also contains jewels especially made for movies, gifts made by Antonio Bernardo for his loved ones, paper drafts, prototypes in many materials, vintage items and many other tangible registers of the designer’s career. With the Welcome Vault, Antonio Bernardo shares with others his most precious moment: that of creation.

    With the vault, Antonio Bernardo shares with the public his most precious moment: the creation.

    His jewels are like sculptures, wich atemporal beauty borns from the bonds between form, color, construction, operation and surface treatment of the part. The glossy finishing is one of the distinctive and vital traces of his creations.

    His repertory contains the themes of love, celebration, desire, birth, brightness, individuation, life and the passage by the unknown, besides numerous approaches of similar scopes.

    Creative paths.

    Rua Garcia D’Ávila, 121 – Ground floor
    Ipanema – Rio de Janeiro
    Mondays through Fridays: from 10AM to 8PM
    Phone: +55 21 2512 -7204

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    Ipanema Beach

    Special and unique opal, in honor of Rio de Janeiro

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    Relax Maior Earrings

    Luciana Galeão Fashion Show

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    Snake Object

    Snake twisted with silver wire gold plated designed by Antonio Bernardo

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    Labirynth

    Maria Bonita fashion show

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    Ritual
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    Explosion Bracelet

    Special and unique pearl with diamonds.

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    Delus Bracelet

    Ocimar Versolato fashion show in Paris

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    Brazilian Flag

    18k Yellow Gold Pin made for former President Lula

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    Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf)

    Sugarloaf Mountain designed on a special Opal

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    Black Africa Earrings

    18k Yellow gold earrings with pearl and onyx

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    penetration pendant

    Rutilated quartz with special cut

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    Fontana II
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    18k gold sandal with diamonds

    Ocimar Versolato fashion show in Paris

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    centelha

    Maria Bonita fashion show

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    venezia
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    Espirais

    Maria Bonita fashion show

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    Negro Gato
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    Rutilos

    Maria Bonita fashion show