He was everybody's favorite Frenchman. Robin Rotenier worked in the accounting department in the late 80s/early 90s. He left to become a jeweler, which was no surprise, as he comes from a long line of jewelry designers. He met with wild success, eventually selling his work to stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman.
He was known as the King of the Cufflinks and once sold a pair with a ruby inlay for $9,800.
But on May 20th, he took a hammer, smashed his apartment window and jumped to his death. He left no note.
All of us who knew him mourn his loss. He was one of the sweetest people I have ever met.