Utilizing fossilized woolly mammoth, walrus ivory, horn and unusual colored gemstones, Monique Péan has established herself in the jewelry world as the queen of understated elegance.
Here at Siam Gem Palace, we just LOVE what Monique’s all about – the mixing of sustainable and natural materials (sapphire hexagons, diamond slices, fossils etc.) with design and style.
For Monique, the natural materials come first – be it rough gemstone crystals, buffalo horn or fossilized ivory – the gold settings (often with small pavé diamonds) never take your attention away from the main fare. Her forms are natural, organic, and often asymmetrical. The materials are often engraved – employing the scrimshaw technique – with simple lines drawing inspiration from ancient Incan and Native American cultures.
(images via Monique Péan)