STORY

1948

ROBERT CLERC WAS BORN IN SWITZERLAND.

HE SERVED HIS APPRENTICESHIP IN FINE JEWELLERY IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND.

1975

ROBERT OPENED HIS FIRST JEWELLERY STORE IN THE STRAND ARCADE IN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

HE DESIGNED HIS FIRST COLLECTION OF JEWELLERY, THE EGYPTIAN COLLECTION.

HE WON THE AUSTRALIAN JEWELLERY DESIGN AWARD THE SAME YEAR.

1979

HE MOVED TO PARIS FOR THE YEAR & CREATED HIS NINETEEN HUNDRED COLLECTION.

PURCHASED BY MELBOURNE’S GRAND DEPARTMENT STORE, GEORGES OF MELBOURNE.

1980

ROBERT RETURNED TO SYDNEY TO EXHIBIT HIS NEW COLLECTION OF WORK AT GEORGES OF MELBOURNE.

GEORGES THEN COMMISSIONED ROBERT TO DESIGN & CREATE A PIECE OF JEWELLERY TO COMMEMORATE THEIR CENTENARY.

ROBERT OPENED A NEW STORE & WORKSHOP ON THE FIRST LEVEL OF THE STRAND ARCADE.

1981

ROBERT WAS AWARDED THE DE BEERS SUPREME DIAMOND DESIGN AWARD.

HE CREATES HIS ABORIGINAL COLLECTION OF JEWELLERY.

1982

HE WAS COMMISSIONED TO DESIGN & CONSTRUCT THE CHARLES DAVIES MEMORIAL TROPHY FOR THE SYDNEY TO HOBART YACHT RACE. THE STERLING SILVER TROPHY STANDS ONE METRE HIGH.

1985

OPENED A NEW STORE ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE STRAND ARCADE.

INTRODUCED CARVED SCARAB GEMSTONES TO THE EGYPTIAN COLLECTION, WHICH EVOLVED INTO THE SCARAB COLLECTION.

CREATED HIS SCULPTURAL DESIGN STATEMENT FOR HIS POWERFUL RINGS.

1987

THE AUSTRALIAN BICENTENNIAL AUTHORITY COMMISSIONED ROBERT TO DESIGN & CONSTRUCT THE TALL SHIPS RACE TROPHY IN STERLING SILVER.

1990

THE ELABORATE ETRUSCAN COLLECTION IS CREATED. ROBERT USES THE TRADITIONAL GRANULATION METHOD TO CREATE HIS TEXTURE.

1997

THE ROBERT CLERC JEWELLERY, QUEEN VICTORIA BUILDING STORE IS OPENED.

ROBERT STUDIED SCULPTURE TO EXTEND HIS KNOWLEDGE OF FORM & MOVEMENT.

1998

THE MAGIC STONE COLLECTION IS DESIGNED, BASED ON WORN RIVER PEBBLES, CARVED WITH ABORIGINAL SYMBOLS.

2000

THE GREAT BARRIER REEF COLLECTION IS CREATED WHERE WE USE SOUTH SEA PEARLS WITH THE DESIGNS.

2001

ROBERT DESIGNS HIS DONUT COLLECTION.


2003

ROBERT RECEIVED HIS FIRST PRIVATE COMMISSION FOR A LARGE SCALE PIECE OF BRONZE SCULPTURE. HIS SCULPTURE IS NOW IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN AMERICA, SWITZERLAND, GERMANY & NEW ZEALAND.

2006

OPENED A BEAUTIFUL GALLERY SPACE IN WOOLLAHRA, IN OUR OWN BUILDING, TO BE ABLE TO SHOWCASE THE JEWELLERY & SCULPTURE.

THE BRONZE SCULPTURE COLLECTION IS EXTENDED TO INCLUDE GIANT VERSIONS OF ROBERT’S JEWELLERY DESIGNS.

2009

COMMISSIONED FOR HIS FIRST PUBLIC WORK WHICH SITS IN THE GROUNDS OF KAMBALA GIRL’S PRIVATE SCHOOL IN ROSE BAY, AUSTRALIA.

2010

BRISBANE GIRLS GRAMMAR SCHOOL COMMISSIONED ROBERT TO DESIGN & PRODUCE A SCULPTURE TO SIT IN THE GROUNDS. THE STAINLESS STEEL PANEL, ENTITLED ‘REFLECTION’ IS POSITIONED BY THE POOL AREA NEXT TO THEIR AWARD WINNING ARCHITECTURE.

THE CREATURE COLLECTION IS CREATED.

2011

THE SPUN SPHERE COLLECTION IS CREATED.

2012

ROBERT DESIGNS THE PEACE & HAPPINESS COLLECTION.

HE USES RESIN AS AN INSET FOR THE PIECES OF JEWELLERY. THE RESIN IS HAND POLISHED.

THE PEACE EGG & SCULPTURED HEART ARE TWO FINE EXAMPLES OF THIS COMBINATION OF MATERIALS.

2013

THE SKULL COLLECTION IS CREATED.

2014

ROBERT CREATES THE BRONZE SUN MAN & MOON WOMAN SCULPTURES.

2015

THE NEW SHOWROOM ON OXFORD STREET, PADDINGTON IS OPENED.

THE AWARD WINNING ARCHITECT, IAN MOORE DESIGNS A GRAND SHOWROOM & WORKSHOP.

2018

A NEW ERA, WE HAVE CLOSED OUR STORE & ARE NOW OFFERING A BESPOKE SERVICE BY APPOINTMENT FROM OUR OFFICE IN WOOLLAHRA.

ROBERT WILL CONTINUE TO CREATE NEW DESIGNS THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR WEBSITE & CAN BE VIEWED ON FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM.