Monies Jewellry is founded by Danes Gerda and Nikolai Monies, both trained goldsmiths with international experience, and acknowledged for its elegance and avant-gardism as well as its use of exciting natural materials from all over the world. I absolutely love the chic boldness the statement jewellery gives and chose to use it when styling my first knitting book ‘To rett en vrang. Designstrikk’ to give my garments an edge.
Luckily enough, I was able to loan a number of pieces from Zenit in Oslo. Afterwards, as you can imagine, there where a couple of pieces I could not release from my care and simply had to buy. Not that my styling budget really allowed it and the necklace with a price tag of nearly £ 2 000 was definitely out of my reach, see above. The pure weight of the natural stones used in it, amethyst and crystals, explains it. If you are wondering what the ballerina Francesca Golfetto is wearing, it is the Jacket in Cross knitted in Tencel held double.
“We produce two handcrafted jewellery collections. A seasonal collection of multiples called Production and a collection of one of a kinds called Unique. We mainly work in materials such as petrified wood, fossils, precious stones, mammoth, shells, coconut, amber, coral, cowbone, cowhorn, copper, all kinds of wood, seeds, stones from Danish beaches and 24 karat gold from Greenland.”
Monies jewellery is designed and produced in Copenhagen. Over the years they used to produce unique collections for the large fashion houses, such as Donna Karan and Chanel, but are now focusing on the Monies brand. I can report that wearing one makes one feel like an art installation, a live sculpture which makes a natural sound. For more info see www.monies.dk