Monet was founded in 1927 as Monocraft by brothers Michael and Joseph Chernow to capitalize on the popularity of monogramming. They developed a process for metal monogramming first for autos and later for handbags.   Late in the 30s they began to produce jewelry monograms such as watch fobs. The true Monet that we know today came from their hiring of Edmond Mario Granville. Coming Monocraft with a background in fine jewelry from Cartier, Granville remained the company’s sole designer until the late 1950s and was executive designer until his death in 1969. His leadership would span the company’s humble beginnings as Monocraft to its eventual acclaim as Monet.

In 1977, Monet launched Ciani, a line of fine jewelry in 14-carat gold, sterling silver, and vermeil. Some pieces included onyx, ivory, semi-precious stones, and pave diamonds. Ciani pieces were specially packaged in velvet pouches or suede jewelry rolls to differentiate them from traditional Monet lines, and each silver piece included a polishing cloth.

The company passed through several owners and was purchased by Liz Claiborne in 2000. The Monet Group, which includes Trifari and Marvella like so many other grand names in CJ was moved out of the country and produces much lesser quality jewelry under those brand names.

Today, vintage Monet is particularly prized by collectors for its quality. Thanks to triple plating, it's not unusual for Monet pieces to last for decades without showing signs of wear on the finish.

$ 38.00

Monet Cordelia Brooch & Earrings Set

One of the most famous Monet sets during the 1960s and 70s. Round bBraided rope design of gold metal. Very dimensional. Intact set of brooch and pierced earrings. Joan wore this brooch in the first season of "Mad Men".

Vintage item – Buy Now

APPROX. SIZE: Brooch: 3" diameter; Earrings: 1.25"

CONDITION: Very good

MARK/LABEL: Monet ©


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$ 45.00

Monet Gold Plated Elephant Brooch

Fabulous gold plated elephant brooch by Monet. Textured surface mimics elephant skin. Bright green, red and gold howdah (saddle). Large faux pearl on upturned trunk. #CA-JP48

One of a kind vintage item – Buy Now

APPROX. SIZE:

CONDITION: Very good

MARK/LABEL: © Monet

 

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You may hold an item for 24 hours. A longer hold requires a 20% refundable deposit Layaway is available. 

If you have concerns about the actual color of an item Madge would be happy to mail actual photos.

 

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$ 45.00

Vintage 70s Monet Gold Elephant Brooch

Fabulous gold plated Indian festival elephant brooch by Monet. Textured surface mimics elephant skin. Bright green, red and gold saddle called a howdah. Large faux pearl on upturned trunk. #CA-JP48

This piece is part of an estate collection of vintage elephant jewelry pieces. View the entire collection here: http://etsy.me/1OFHusN

Vintage item – Buy Now

Approx. Size: 3" x 1.75"

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: © Monet


Buy with confidence. We strive to maintain the highest standards both in item quality and descriptions and also in our customer service. Don't like it? Returns are available if we are notified within 10 days of item receipt. See complete return policy for further information.

You may hold an item for 24 hours. A longer hold requires a 20% refundable deposit Layaway is available.

If you have concerns about the actual color of an item Madge would be happy to mail actual photos.


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$ 25.00

Vintage Monet Bird of Paradise Brooch, Rhinestones & Gold Metal

Stunning bird of paradise brooch. Highly detailed and loaded with sparkly rhinestones. Round chatons in the body and large baguettes on the perch. This piece is a nice size and would also look marvelous on an evening bag. Vintage from the 1980s.

One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

ITEM DETAILS
Approx. Size: 2.75" x 1.5" (5 x 3.5 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: © Monet

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You may hold an item for 24 hours. A longer hold requires a 20% refundable deposit Layaway is available.

If you have concerns about the actual color of an item Madge would be happy to mail actual photos.

 

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