MONIQUE PÉAN | Sustainable objects, jewelry & sculpture

Sustainable Fine Jewelry

Monique Péan sustainable fine jewelry pieces are handcrafted by master craftsmen in New York City incorporating responsibly gathered materials sourced from artisans around the globe through fair trade partnerships. In an effort to limit the significant ecological damage and human toll caused by industrial mining procedures, 18 carat recycled gold and recycled platinum is exclusively used in the pieces. The recycled gold and recycled platinum used is identical in appearance and quality to newly mined gold and platinum and comes from a number of different sources, including existing jewelry.

The fossils highlighted in Monique’s work are found materials that do not cause environmental destruction to collect. Additionally, the studio works with repurposed stones as well as artisanal miners and mines that are dedicated to social and environmental responsibility and these fair trade stones are obtained in accordance with strict labor, trade and environmental laws. Fair trade stones are closely tracked from the source to the market to ensure that every stone has been handled according to strict protocols.

Monique Péan diamonds are either repurposed antique diamonds (no new mining involved) or are sourced from environmentally responsible mines with strict labor and safety guidelines. Monique Péan works to track each of its diamonds throughout each step of the supply chain to ensure that no diamonds are being mined, cut or polished in regions that are engaged in conflict. We only purchase diamonds from countries that are full participants in the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS), an international cooperative monitoring system created to eliminate the flow of conflict diamonds. The Kimberley Process requires participating countries to tightly control the import and export of rough diamonds with documentation proving that the diamonds are conflict free.

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