MONIQUE PÉAN is a New York based fine jewelry brand known for its one-of-a-kind designs, avant-garde style and unique materials, including sustainable fossilized walrus ivory, fossilized woolly mammoth ivory and fossilized dinosaur bone. MONIQUE PÉAN is committed to partnering with artisans around the world to support traditional craftsmanship and cultural heritage. As the premier environmentally friendly fine jewelry collection, MONIQUE PÉAN strives to raise awareness of art, culture and global environmental issues through design. Proceeds from MONIQUE PÉAN sales contribute to global philanthropic organizations such as charity:water, which provides clean drinking water and basic sanitation to people in developing nations.
Monique Péan launched her eponymous fine jewelry company in 2006. In 2009, Péan was one of the recipients of the prestigious CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, and won the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award for Accessories that same year. Most recently, Péan was named one of Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business 1000 in January 2014. Péan was raised in the Washington D.C. area and received her B.A. in Philosophy, Political Science and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.