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The Houston Guild Presents
Rémy Rotenier: The Importance of Freehand Jewelry Design
Presented in partnership with GIA Alumni Chapter.
Join the Houston Guild as they are excited to present Paris-born jewelry designer and artist, Rémy Rotenier!
For centuries, jewelry design was done by hand. The relatively recent birth of CAD technology has gotten a lot of attention in the jewelry community, but it cannot replace the human hand. A resurgence in appreciation for hand renderings is very noticeable in our industry. Any of us can create by hand, with some practice. As you sketch a ring in front of a customer, something magical happens. Because there is no separation between you and your art, the piece becomes alive. The client is part of the creative process. Very quickly you feel their excitement, thanks to this wonderful communication tool.
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.
Join us as we learn more about this wonderful technology.