Paris-born Rémy Rotenier is a passionate third-generation artist and designer, the first in his family to work in jewelry. Rémy 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, Rémy has directed and managed 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 creating custom designs for private clientele. Rémy has also presented his high-end creations, including his patented European-style Rémy Cut and Rémy Rose Cut gemstones, to the larger public through several shopping networks.
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, Tennessee, and Creative Side in Austin, Texas. He has released several instructive DVD sets on sketching and rendering: Counter Sketching of Jewelry and Color Rendering of Jewelry in 2015, and most recently, Advanced Jewelry Design with Rémy Rotenier and the "Classroom in a Box" Jewelry Design Master Set.