Monique Peán Eco- Friendly & Sustainable Jewelry
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05:  Fashion designer Monique Pean attends the Tanya Taylor fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 at Industria Studios on September 5, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Fashion designer Monique Pean attends the Tanya Taylor fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 at Industria Studios on September 5, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)

Never in my wildest philanthropic dreams could I have conjured utilizing fossilized walrus and wooly mammoth ivory to provide clean drinking water to over 5,000 people for the next 20 years. Well, that is exactly what Monique Peán is doing through her unique approach to business and her creative jewelry. Monique was kind enough to spend some time with me at Couture 2011, and discuss her journey and inspirations into the future of her company and her designs.

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Stephen Webster “Murder She Wrote, with a Cup of Tea.”
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Stephen Webster is one of my favorite jewelry designers.  I know I say this a lot, but truly this British jewelry designer is fearless and makes a dramatic statement in his jewelry designs.  His jewelry has been described as glam-rock, edgy and transgressive.  He is the jeweler to the stars among them being Christina Aguilera (the 2009 face of Stephen Webster), Madonna, Sir Elton John and Halle Berry, just to name a few…. Note to self…my next paycheck goes to S.Webster, FUN FUN FUN!!!  While I was floating through the Couture show at the Wynn in Vegas, marveling at all the beautiful jewels, I approached an unexpected aura coming from a very dark mysterious booth.  

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