The organic personality of a gemstone is difficult, and sometimes impossible, to replicate – to be truthful, it is part of what makes certain stones their own work of art.
Charming imperfections, undulating color and structural composition meld into a character unique to each stone.
Preserving the natural magnetism of these materials is paramount for designers Gerda and Nikolai Monies – a challenge they both invite and relish in creating their one-of-a-kind jewelry.
From our latest delivery, this stunning citrine necklace exemplifies the earthy character Gerda and Nikolai are known for. A geologically rare pale-yellow quartz, the light captured and reflected within the citrine’s cascade of facets is both subtle and undeniably elegant.
At the clasp, two striking pieces of rutilated quartz sit alongside a hazy orange carnelian. A departure from the typically graphic black leather and ebony settings of Monies’ signature, each stone rests in carved Danish oak.
The play of light and texture between the intersecting filaments of the rutilated quartz, the creaminess of the carnelian and the glimmer of the citrine strands creates a piece that is simultaneously unexpected and extraordinary.
In seeking a combination of materials that best complement the character of each component, Monies creates jewelry that is ultimately greater than the sum of its parts.