Saturday, July 14, 2012

Meet Monique Pean!!


Monique Pean is a socially responsible and eco-friendly fine jewelry artist from New York.  Since 2006, she has been a pioneer in the jewelry industry, using a percentage of her jewelry sales to provide clean drinking water and sanitation to over 5,000 people in developing communities.

Inspired by indigenous cultures, she is as passionate about unique wearable art as she is about the environment.  This is evident in that all of her work combines the use of sustainable materials including, fossilized walrus, caribou and woolly mammoth ivory, conflict and devastation free stones, and recycled gold.  All of her fossilized materials are obtained through naturally melting glaciers, and all the buffalo horn has been naturally shed.

Monique’s jewelry was selected for one of the most esteemed awards in the industry as one of the 2009 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (CVFF) winners, and was runner up in the Colored Gems Plus category at the 2010 Couture Design Awards.  Monique has remained at the forefront of the fashion world being featured as this year’s prominent designer at New York’s Fashion Week.

Thursday, July 5, 2012


With a background in architecture and an aesthetic pulling heavily from nature and the sea from her childhood in Sardinia, jewelry designer Luna Scamuzzi feels each piece takes its own shape as a new experience and work of art. Born and raised in Milan, Luna and her husband, Paolo, took the unconventional approach of naming their company, Lucifer Vir Honestus, after the first medieval jeweler in Milan. Having a passionate love of each unique stone and with her quintessentially Italian passion for shape, color, and design, Luna has come to create luminous little masterpieces timeless in beauty and brilliance.

Lucifer Vir Honestus. A New Collection Awaits....