As is with many people, the older I grow, or should I say, the more “mature” I grow, the more I appreciate the finer things in life. I used to say that the only piece of “real”, aka “fine” jewelry I would own would be my wedding ring, and I was okay with just owning costume jewelry. However, as I grow and my tastes change, I look back and wonder, “What the heck was I thinking?!”.
As I’m exposed to more and more fine jewelry, I’ve come to appreciate the beautiful craftsmanship, gorgeous stones, and lasting quality that I’ll be able to pass down to future generations of my family. Sometime ago, I was perusing the J.Crew website and came across this stunning locket by Monica Rich Kosann. I was intrigued by the brand, and went to her website to learn a little more about her jewelry. I instantly fell in love with her designs, story and brand.
I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to partner with Monica Rich Kosann to borrow a few of her stunning pieces to photograph for this post. Her pieces are sold exclusively at Royal de Versailles in Toronto, but sold in many locations across North America, and let me tell you, it was an exciting day when I headed into their beautiful store to select the jewelry to photograph. But, returning to the store to give the jewelry back was not so exciting. I wanted to keep it all!
I was lucky enough to be gifted a truly gorgeous piece from her collection, this Petite Initial Locket with a Cognac Mother of Pearl stone on one side, and my initial ‘J’ on the other. When it came time to select the photos for the locket, I quickly realized that I don’t have nearly as many photos of Justin and my family as I thought. The photos below were the only two photos I had, and it has definitely motivated me to take more photographs of my loved ones.
The Monica Rich Kosann website has a really neat feature that allows you to upload your photographs for your locket and size them to your preference. Then, you will receive your locket with the photos already in place.
Monica Rich Kosann began her career as a photographer, and utilized her skill for capturing and creating beauty into her designs of jewelry and home accessories. I absolutely love her quote where she says that her “one driving question” when she designs a piece of jewelry is “Can a woman give this piece to her daughter in 20 years?”.
Only the most talented artisans and jewelers in the world bring her collections to life. Superior craftsmanship brings incredible levels of detail to each and every piece, guaranteeing the highest level of workmanship and technical innovation.
Monica Rich Kosann also has Home Accessories and Gift collections, including beautiful frames, albums and image cases. The highest level of craftsmanship and materials goes into the design and creation of these pieces as well.
I’m hosting a dinner tonight for Monica Rich Kosann and some very special bloggers, magazine editors and stylists, at one of my favourite restaurants, Colette Grand Café. I’ll be sharing some photos on Instagram, so please join us and follow along!