BORN IN SWITZERLAND
Robert Clerc received his classical jewellery training at Patek Philippe in Geneva. Upon completing his apprenticeship and keen to spread his artistic wings, Robert embarked on a seven year expedition around the world, immersing himself in cultures rich in history, landscape, music and colours - discovering the importance of storytelling and honouring the beauty of nature through his craft.
When in 1975 Australia welcomed the young, charming and talented jeweller sporting his now trademark odd coloured shoes, Robert quickly set about developing his first collection - one inspired by his long-held fascination with ancient Egypt and particularly the iconography of the scarab ; a motif that has evolved through decades of Robert Clerc Jewellery designs and remains one of the most desirable and collectable elements of this high jewellery house. Redefining jewellery as sculptural pieces of art, Robert had found his style and would continue unapologetically to change the way people perceived and wore jewellery, both in Australia and around the globe.
AND TACTILE CREATIONS
Long celebrated for his beautiful, distinctive and tactile creations - each a product of masterful craftsmanship and an uncompromising artistic vision - Robert Clerc continues to produce exceptional collections and bespoke pieces of integrity and importance. Every piece tells a story, invites conversation and allows the wearer to quietly or boldly tell their own.
Alongside the accolades and the many private and public commissions he has enjoyed throughout a long and successful career, Robert Clerc has proudly established a strong and enduring following of loyal and discerning clientele, who are as captivated today with Robert’s work, as the day they took home their very first piece. Many have also become enthusiastic collectors of Robert’s limited series/edition sculptures in bronze.