Anna Monet Jewelry
Anna Monet Jewelry is best known for her work of skilled juxtaposition: the strength of silver and golden brass combined with the softness of ethical horsehair dipped in natural color. Anna Monet collections convey an earthy yet vibrant spectrum of colors created using natural dyes that range from rose petals, Himalayan salt, redwood bark, turmeric, indigo – with ever-evolving shades and ingredients. We intentionally incorporate biodegradable materials used in ancient times, such as horsehair purchased from Native American traders, along with hand-mixed, all-natural dyes. Our work explores innovative design that celebrates traditional craft and the symbolism of our human connection to the earth.
The Maker and Their Production Space
All Anna Monet jewelry is made by hand by the artist. Each piece is mindfully created from scratch with intention and integrity in the heart of the historical Mission neighborhood of San Francisco. Our mission is to create contemporary jewelry and wearable art while focusing on mindful sourcing and manufacturing.
The Making Process
Here at Anna Monet Jewelry, we place sustainability at the center of everything we do. We strive to create change in the jewelry industry through ethical jewelry design that is conscious of its ecological and human impact. Every piece is handcrafted by the artist using biodegradable materials famous for their properties since ancient times. Horsehair purchased fair-trade from Native American traders dipped in locally sourced all-natural dyes. The making of each piece focuses on keeping our water clean from toxicity and waste and your body adorned in jewelry worthy of a good conversation.
The Production Model
Anna Monet is proud to be a small-batch production studio. We focus on custom, bespoke, and made-to-order, one-of-a-kind jewelry. Our collections are often limited edition, which makes each one a collectible piece of wearable art. We do it because of the core of sustainability – having fewer things of higher quality to treasure through our lifetimes. We create modern heirlooms that, if cared for, can be enjoyed for generations to come.
Our inspiration for working with natural dye and horsehair is the ancient way in which the original people of these lands lived and cared for the environment. Native people used local materials for arts and ceremonial wear, enhancing their presence in this world. Much of our metalwork includes upcycled brass and silver, and 90% of the stones we use come from local deadstock mines, custom cut for each design. All the color in our pieces is achieved using natural plants and minerals. Waste from these dyes is biodegradable and carefully disposed of to not cause harm to our water streams and environment. We do it because we want to shed light on the value of ancestral skills and care for our water in the modern world. “I want my jewelry to inspire gratitude for the natural beauty that surrounds us and to create conversations about sustainability and the importance of preserving ancient skills” Anna, 2021.