The story of the Monies began in 1973, when Gerda and Nikolai Monies met at a school for goldsmiths. They have been partners in business and life ever since. The Monies have developed their own unique style of distinctive, oversized jewelry throughout the years. They view each piece of jewelry as a sculpture, and they are committed to bringing out the full potential of the materials they use. This leads to jewelry that radiates a dramatic beauty of art, craft, and especially nature. Each piece of bone, horn, stone, or other natural material has been given its own unique quality by nature’s hand. The art of the Monies’ craft is to bring these colors, textures, and shapes together in a synthesis of drama and individuality. Each piece is an artwork that radiates tranquility with a touch of magic.