|A New York City resident since 1986
when he came to the United States to attend the FIT and Gemological Institute of America,
Robin Roteniers European heritage and Parisian upbringing is evident in his
elegantly crafted collections. Inspired by ancient Egyptian, medieval and renaissance art
and historical motifs, his designs are a well-balanced blend of the classical with a
modern interpretation. He is applauded equally for his innovative use of materials, hand
finishes and superb craftsmanship. To this day, each wax model for each new Rotenier, Ltd.
design is meticulously hand-carved. His designs are reproduced by highly skilled artisans
and expert stone setters working primarily in sterling silver and 18 karat gold, with
semi-precious stones, white sapphires, and cultured Tahitian saltwater and freshwater
pearls. The results are Rotenier collections that have a distinctive hand-made character.
Rotenier designs are highly versatile, appropriate for almost any social occasion from casual to evening. His design range flows from the romantic to the sleekly modern. At opposite ends of his design spectrum are the medieval Crown collection which includes a necklace, earrings and pendant set centered on exquisite Japanese Akoya pearls; and his contemporary Globe collection which features cabochon blue topaz stones set in sterling silver. The Globe collection, pendant and studs, are also available in frosted amethyst, frosted peridot and white topaz. The Bee collection, inspired by Napoleons Royal Bees (the house of Bonaparte) features pavé set white sapphires in either sterling silver or 18 karat gold, also in pendant and studs. Then there is his masculine Motorcycle collection, handsomely wrought in sterling silver or 18 karat gold, in cuff links, studs and matching pin.
Roteniers elegant designs have been featured in the New York Times, GQ, New York Magazine, Town & Country and W. And now they can be featured on you.
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