Rodrigo Otazu was born in Argentina. Traveling the world as a model for Calvin Klein, Rodrigo was so inspired by the city of Sydney, that he created his first necklace with a handful of local pearls. This piece was featured in Australian Vogue, and a star was born. In September 2002, Britney Spears commissioned Rodrigo to design pieces for her "White Snake" performance at the MTV Awards. The Britney jewelry was so successful that Rodrigo made many additional pieces for her European tour.
Rodrigo Otazu currently lives and designs jewelry in Amsterdam.