Monquér believes that everything in the universe is united. Each shape in nature implies repetition in many places, from geological folds to ripples on water, from wrinkles in skin to pleats in clothing. We love to catch these interconnections and subtle moments of beauty. We never see things as they are, instead we transform and design nature in our own way.
Monquér’s signature: sophisticated jewellery that embodies dimension and clean lines. Thinking through every single detail, there is nothing superfluous in.
The desire to give life to those ideas led to a conceptual project called Monquér. “Monquér” is a word that we invented out of the words Conquer and Moqueur (the name of a bird). Eventually Monquér took a shape of a “conqueror bird”, which is so close to our spirit and attitude towards life. The project means a lot more to us than just work – it’s the harvest that we nourish and nurture with our hearts and passion. The main idea of the project is to give people pure beauty, in its true meaning, without surface tinsel and sugariness.
While working on collections and custom jewellery, the most important factor that we keep in mind is the person who is going to wear it. As all our customers are different individuals, every custom-made item has its own story and character. This is what makes the process of creating custom jewellery so interesting and pleasurable. We have great relations with all our customers and we treat them as part of our family.
In addition to fine jewellery there is also a line of fashion jewellery. We are offering something new to our customers on a regular basis. Constantly searching for perfect lines, shapes, colors, and materials – the aesthetics of each collection takes a long time to be fully finalized.
All Monquér jewellery pieces represent purity and minimalist, yet their essence is as complex as our souls.
c.1200, cunquearen, from Old French conquerre “conquer,” from Vulgar Latin *conquaerere (for Latin conquirere) “to search for, procure by effort, win,” from Latin com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + quaerere “to seek, gain” (see query (v.))
Kateryna Pishon, the heart of Monquér, was born in Tallinn and got her BA in Jewellery Design from Estonian Academy of Arts. After polishing her skills at Antwerp Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten (The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp), Kateryna worked in New York’s jewelry company. The above mentioned experience gave her freedom to develop her creativity by encouraging her to experiment with a variety of ideas, materials, processes and techniques.
Kateryna adores modern jewellery, because nowadays it offers a lot of interesting and alternative solutions.
In 2012 year she became a creative director at Monquér jewellery.
Kateryna Pishon: “I design for a modern young people with a varied day. I want to design jewelry pieces that are chic and easy to wear but will also make you stand out.”