Paris-born jewelry designer and artist Rémy Rotenier is a passionate third generation designer, the first in his family to work in jewelry.
He is well known for his extensive experience in all jewelry categories with some of the most famous jewelers worldwide.
Rotenier received his bachelor’s degree in jewelry design in Paris while working for Cristofol, a workshop catering to the finest names in European high-end jewelry. He holds a graduate gemologist degree from the French Institute of Gemology (ING) in Paris and passed Diamond Grading with GIA in New York.
In 1990 he was hired by Tiffany & Co. in New York to be one of their three staff designers. Five years later he moved to New Mexico to become design director for Kabana. Since 2006 Rotenier has been directing and managing Rémy Design, a premier destination for jewelry creations, where he focuses on designing collections, teaching his famous rendering techniques in black and white and color, and custom design for private clientele. He has taught at the Revere Academy in San Francisco, The Workshops at Wolf Designs in Portland, FIT and NYJDI in New York and now at the New Approach School for Jewelers in Franklin, TN and Creative Side in Austin. He released 2 DVD sets in 2015: Counter Sketching of Jewelry and Color Rendering of Jewelry. They are available from the Rio Grande catalog.
Rotenier has presented his creations on the shopping networks: for QVC (United States and London), Value Vision in Minneapolis, and since October 2013 has a collection on Jewelry Television called Rémy Rotenier for Bella Luce, which makes some of his high end creations available to a larger public. This is Rémy’s first diamond simulant collection using his patented European style Rémy cut, and the newly introduced Rémy Rose Cut.
In November 2017, he is launching Demoni by Rémy on M6 Boutique, a new collection on French television, Rémy’s new men’s jewelry line for Nambé will be introduced in winter 2018. He has drawn and painted all his life, has received five national and one international award for his miniatures. Rotenier’s paintings of flowers and jeweled creatures are available at Dolce in Telluride, Colorado.