Robert Ackermann Designer | Goldsmith | G.G. | Educator
In Pursuit of Innovative Refinement
Robert Ackermann is an accomplished goldsmith, jewelry designer, gemologist, business owner and educator with forty years of experience. Robert was privileged to learn the trade from the bottom up in the Swiss dual education system under master goldsmiths in Zurich from the post-Bauhaus period in a studio with an international reputation among collectors.
After graduating with the Federal Diploma of Competence as a goldsmith ( Eidgenössisches Fähigkeitszeugnis, Goldschmied), Robert went on to work in Zurich, Victoria, BC, (Canada) and Montreal, QC, where he established a studio with a reputation for creating the finest handmade, innovative contemporary jewelry.
Imbued with the famous Swiss standards of quality and precision, Robert continues to win awards and honors, among them two First Prizes at the American Gem Trade Association’s AGTA Spectrum Awards, considered among the most prestigious jewelry prizes in the world.
Over the years Robert has taught jewelry design, CAD and goldsmith techniques at major institutions across North America from adult school through college level. He also serves a clientele that looks to him forinnovation in design and the quality of craftsmanship. Robert continues his ongoing commitment as an educator at various institutions in southern California and as an always-curious, forever-learning master of his trade.
"What an opportunity to learn to “counter sketch” from the masterful jewelry design team of Robert and Pauline Ackerman as they share their experience, tips and insights! This video course is for everyone. No prior experience needed. It is brilliantly simple, brilliantly executed, and will have a brilliant impact on your business."
—Antoinette Matlins, FGA, Gem & Jewelry Consultant & Lecturer, Author of Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide
" Brilliant! I really am enjoying the lessons and am quite excited for subsequent ones. They are well thought out and easy to follow. "
— Ris Nguyen, Jewelry Designer at Mark Broumand, Los Angeles, CA