Robin Rotenier, a known jewelry designer whose pieces were sold at high-end department stores such as Saks, has committed suicide. Rotenier, 51, jumped from his highrise apartment in New York City. Police said Rotenier, used a hammer to smash out the window of his Upper West Side apartment and then jumped to his death. According to the New York Post, the authorities are puzzled as to why he committed suicide.
Rotenier, a Paris-born, third generation jewelry designer, started his own line called Robin Rotenier New York, in 1993. He specialized in cufflinks and his jewelry is sold at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. The price of his jewelry ranges from $400 to $9,000.
He studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Gemological Institute of America.
Police stated that Rotenier jumped from the 10th floor of his apartment, on 752 West End Avenue at West 97th Street in Manhattan.