Monet the Master Jewelers
by Alice Vega / photography Terry Niefield
Quality, Glamour, and Audacious Design all describe Monet jewelry one of the most iconic and well known jewelry brands of all time.
If you’ve always been curious about your mom’s long treasured tassel necklace, or mechanical charm bracelet then Monet the Master Jewelers is a book you will want to read. Over 500 vintage photos from magazines, newspapers, and rare company catalogs tell the story behind this internationally acclaimed company.
Officially introduced in 1937 by brothers Michael and Joseph Chernow this is the first and only family authorized book on Monet jewelry.
Whether you’re a collector, designer, stylist, blogger or just someone who loves jewelry this book will give you the full story behind this historic company as told by family, friends, company designers and employees.
Misconceptions about the company’s origins and its early years are finally corrected (no, the company didn’t start in Providence RI, it actually had its start in Brooklyn!). Previously unpublished photos and artifacts from the early Monocraft years, never before published family photos, as well as rare interviews with Monet’s founders complete the full story behind this enduring company.
Readers will be overwhelmed by the sheer artistry, superb workmanship, and unique styling of Monet jewelry throughout their long history. Many Monet ‘firsts’ introduced by the Chernow brothers as well as the company’s legendary one of a kind collections are chronologically shown here for the first time. This is a book jewelry fans will want to reference over and over again.