“Jewelry with an attitude”
When judging the value of jewelry, many would go to qualifying measurements like cost of materials. But Monies goes down a different path, aiming to create accessories rich in character.
Grand, colorful shapes form Monies’ necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, constructing impressively stunning jewelry that stands out in a flashy but modern style.
To Nikolai and Gerda Monies, developing a beautiful ornament takes priority over the popularity or value of materials for the Copenhagen based duo.
This is not to say that they don’t diligently watch over the quality of their products, but that they focus on the beauty of a stone before thinking about its rarity or how the market perceives it.
Monies takes both a global and ethical approach in sourcing their materials, not just in terms of where their stones come from, but also in thinking long-term about how their products will affect the environment.
Respectfully finding and using unconventional, raw substances like stones, wood, and bones allows the designers to craft individually unique adornments that appreciate the allure of the natural world.