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Gerda Monies

Gerda and Nikolai Monies are an internationally - famous design team from Denmark who create spectecular lines of jewellery. Gerda and Nicolai met in design school in Germany and paired up personally and as designers - each working off and complementing the other's strengths and perspectives. Both are inspired by natural elements and prefer to allow the essence of the material to speak for itself and determine what will flow from it.

Gerda, a goldsmith and jewellery designer, furthered her education in England and the United States after design school. in fact, she holds the high honour of being the first woman in that Kingdom to be made a member of the 700-year old ' men only ' Goldsmith's Guild in Denmark.

In keeping with her philosophy that jewellery should be large to stand out - and a bit provocative - Gerda states, " Big earrings, bracelets and necklaces add drama to a woman's personality. All every woman needs is just one great piece of important jewellery. "

Nicolai, a silversmith and jewelery designer, draws large crowds of devoted followers and connisseurs of statement pieces to his European shows. He has traveled the world selecting raw gems, antique carvings and unusual materials such as antique jade carvings. Nicolai's designs for MONIES bring his years of experience and aesthetic perspective to each collection.

The jewelery is made from nature's own materials including wood; water buffalo horn, and nail; amber; and other semi-precious gems - as well as fine man-made
materials such as raisins.

All materials used are certified in accordance with the International Wildlife Laws of the Washington Convention.