Monica Varela is the jewelry designer who looks beyond what may be the unconventional. Her passion for the art of jewelry stems from over a decade after an enrapturing encounter with the vibrant colors hidden inside electrical streetwires. Mind blown by this abstract notion, she designed her very first collection, and ingrained it in her evolving craftsmanship. Growing up with famous artist and father, Fernando Varela, Monica was bound to an artistic environment that inevitably developed her keen eye to detail.
Monica’s aspiration to attain artistry in innovative jewelry techniques kicked off as early as in her teenage years. She then delved in the future of 3D printed technology when attending IED, Istituto Europeo di Design in Milano. Monica was self-induced to refine her expertise, and earned a Degree in Jewelry from SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design. Intrigued by evolution she further concentrated her studies in Anthropology, an aspect that is embedded within the brand’s DNA.
Monica’s fascination for colors, materials, and evolution are the seeds to an anatomical world that branches out of her own imagination. Her eccentric art infuses an elevated blend of traditional jewelry techniques, 3D printed elements and microscopic detailing designed for discerning women who wear art with radiance.
BASED IN NEW YORK & HANDCRAFTED IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.
Expertly crafted and conceptually designed with exquisite detailing, Monica Varela’s jewelry is made with sterling silver and fine gold plating.
Working close with master artisans from the Dominican Republic, Monica Varela has enhanced traditional jewelry techniques by intuitively incorporating microscopic fibers and precious stones.
METALS WE LUST
-925 Sterling Silver
INNOVATIVE MATERIAL WE LUST
-3D Printed Nylon, Resin, Stainless Steel
PRECIOUS STONES WE LUST
THE ART OF EVOLUTION
Monica’s line of thought is the ultimate fusion of her unique mastery and diverse surroundings.
“PLANTING OPTICAL AND EMOTIONAL SEEDS IN OUR MINDS, CREATES DIRECTION TO OUR OWN EVOLUTION AS HUMANS, AND AS ARTISTS.”
Evolution is Monica Varela’s pivot collection designed with a microscopic structure that embodies the creator’s distinctive flair for bold statement pieces. Each series subtly portrays the intricate anatomy of a seed with materials that notably complement feminine wardrobes with majestic hues of nature. The evolving art of MV jewelry is made for the modern risk taker who likes to feel distinctively empowered at all times.