Since the launch of her namesake brand in 2006, Monique Péan has quickly made her way to the top of the fine jewellery chain with her uber luxe and environmentally friendly collections. In her continuous mission to raise awareness of art, culture and global environmental issues through impeccable design, Monique never fails to bring us one-of-a-kind pieces that anyone would be proud to call their own.

Make no mistake, Monique’s unique style is not the only thing that sets her and her label apart – it is her use of rare or uncommon (and environmentally responsibly sourced) materials such as fossilized walrus ivory, fossilized dinosaur bone, 18 carat recycled gold/platinum and conflict/devastation-free precious stones and diamonds that keeps her at the top of your typical luxury- lover’s consciousness. Monique also supports traditional craftsmanship through her partnerships with artisans around the world (namely, Arctic Circle, Colombia, French Polynesia, Guatemala, Peru and the Philippines) in addition to the skilled craftsmen she works with in New York. Further more, proceeds from sales contribute to a slew of philanthropic organizations, providing clean water and basic sanitation to people in developing nations.

If all of the above doesn’t impress you, surely the stunning quality of each piece will. There is simply something so moving about the juxtaposition of earthy materials such as bone not only combined with glamourous stones but then set into a cool, modern play on a geometric shape. Sold at many upscale retailers, we strongly encourage for you to experience Monique Péan’s latest collections for yourself!

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Story by Dayana Cadet | KA MAGAZINE