Monica Varela is a designer from the Dominican Republic who looks beyond the conventional. Her passion for the art of jewelry stems from over a decade after an enrapturing encounter with vibrant colors hidden inside electrical street wires. Growing up with famous artist and father, Fernando Varela, she was bound to an artistic environment and inevitably developed a keen eye for detail. Impressed by the abstract notion, she put her evolutionary art into motion and designed her first collection.
Monica refined her artistry through studies at IED , Istitut o Europeo di Design in Milano, Savannah College of Art and Design, and L’ecole Van Cleef & Arpels in Paris. Intrigued by evolution, she further concentrated her studies in Anthropology, an aspect rooted in her eponymous brand’s DNA.
Her fascination for colors, materials, and evolution are the seeds to an anatomical world branching out of her own artistry. Monica’s duality between her love for abstract art and sensibility for an anatomical evolving imagination is at the core of her MVSphere. She has elevated traditional craftsmanship by showcasing national semi-precious gemstones with a distinct fusion of cutting-edge detailing and microscopic fibers, while contributing to the stones’ —the Larimar, Amber and Moonstone—growing demand in recent years.
Monica Varela’s inner quest is to create statement pieces that do not gloom but complement women who carry themselves with elegance. Jewelry made to live through generations.