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Our mission

Our Mission

  • To make designer jewelry that is not only beautiful, but is empowering.

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  • To create pieces that will empower you, inspire you, tell your story and make you stronger.

Our mission

Our Mission

  • To make designer jewelry that is not only beautiful, but is empowering.

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  • To create pieces that will empower you, inspire you, tell your story and make you stronger.

Monica's story
Monica's story

Our Designer Jewelry Story

An Interview with Monica


  • How did you get started?

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    "I started as a portrait photographer, and always considered myself a storyteller. When I photographed my clients, I wanted to portray their stories through a special moment, rather than ask them to pose. My brand is really an evolution of that idea – capturing the special moment, the empowering story."

     

  • How did you go from photographer to jewelry designer?

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    "I always loved to antique and flea market, and was fascinated with the turn of the century pictorialist photographers. I loved the beautiful accessories that were carried as personal pieces of art during that same period of time in which they worked. I discovered many of these vintage pieces in antique stores and flea markets, and before long I was collecting them for inspiration. My jewelry collection grew from my love for these vintage pieces. Among them were lockets - after all I am a photographer - I loved the mystery behind vintage lockets, who wore them, what did they hold?"

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    • What inspires you?

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      "Having European parents and being first generation American, the arts were always important in our lives. Throughout my childhood, my parents were constantly taking my sister and I to museums, art galleries, the opera, theater, symphonies … it was just a way of life. I played the violin as a child and took art classes my entire youth. All those experiences continue to inspire me. One of my newest (and favorite) charms was inspired by the Basquiat exhibition I visited in Paris last year."

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  • What jewelry do you wear everyday?
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    "My charm bracelet and usually a locket layered in somewhere in my daily neck mess. If we sit down for coffee and start talking about my pieces … get ready … you will know my life story!"

 

Was there a defining

moment for you to be a jewelry designer?

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  • "I have always loved jewelry. Before I started as a jewelry designer, I wondered why is nobody making lockets that are young, contemporary and sexy. That was my first defining moment. I never looked back. The second came when I realized that what we put in our lockets was   empowering and told our stories, and why couldn’t my entire collection do that? I decided that jewelry should not just be beautiful. As women, it should inspire us and make us stronger. All the collections we offer - our charms, Poesy rings and bracelets, Sun, Moon & Stars - have that as their guiding principle. That is our Brand."
Jewelry should not just be beautiful
Jewelry should not just be beautiful

Because jewelry should not just be beautiful.

    • It should empower + inspire you.®

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    • It should mean something, make you stronger. Our collections are rooted in your personal storytelling. Choose the pieces to reflect your individual journeys.

       

    • We create Everyday Jewelry for your Every Day, incorporating the highest level of craftsmanship and quality. From our sterling silver jewelry (starting at $60) to our most luxurious one of a kind 18K gold pieces, you will always receive the same superior experience.

  • Lockets Are Sexy!
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  • They are modern & timeless. They hold your stories, whether as images or words. You share that hidden story if you choose to. And you can fill your lockets anytime, anywhere using our Locket Bar. We have made it easy for you to fill them with inspirational quotes, mantras, places you have visited, celebrations, family… Anything you can imagine.
  • Monica's Photography
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  • Our jewelry brand evolved from Monica’s work as a fine art photographer. She has been capturing portraits of individuals and families for over two decades, a craft that she still does today for private clients.
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  • Click below to view a gallery of her work, and email photography@monicarichkosann.com for more information.

 

MRK is proud to be a

Certified B Corporation®

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  • Since the beginnings of our company, how we conduct ourselves has been an important part of our journey and a core part of our culture. Whether it involves our sourcing, our supply chain, our employees, or the environment and communities in which we operate, we have always pursued the highest standards of quality and excellence. As we have grown, we have also attempted to communicate this with transparency, and it was through those efforts that we first came to understand and then worked to join the growing movement around Certified B Corporations®.
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  • Social Responsibility
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  • Monica Rich Kosann is dedicated to making jewelry that inspires women, empowers them and makes them stronger.
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  • We create jewelry to be a permanent part of lives for generations, all the while challenging ourselves to keep being better for our teams, our suppliers, our customers, and the communities we operate within.
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  • Sustainability
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      • As a growing company, we are always working to better improve our ways of working and our environmental impact. Improving our sustainability is important to us and we will be updating these pages as we continue to make progress and improvements in this area.
Our quality

 

Our Quality

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  • Discover how we deliver more quality in every piece.

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Our quality

Our Quality

  • Discover how we deliver more quality in every piece.


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OUR BRAND STORY: HOW PHOTOGRAPHY EMPOWERED MONICA TO LAUNCH MONICA RICH KOSANN

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