Monica Mauro was named Emerging Designer of the Year by Phoenix Fashion Week of 2016. Her inspirations come from the outdoors. Mauro loves nature and natural stones of beauty. She uses the stone’s resources in her designs to create semi-precious gemstones and leather jewelry. Her current jewelry collection is called Druzy Agate. It showcases the natural crystallized Agate stone which shimmers and sparkles in the sunlight. Each piece of Mauro’s jewelry is filled with Sterling Silver and Gold fillings to ensure that the quality of every design is bold and exciting for Mauro’s customers. Mauro says that the “Agate stone is known for emotional and physical strength”.
Q. How has this changed your life so far and boosted your brand?
A. This has given me a lot of confidence and the recognition has helped me to sell my line at many new boutiques
Q. Has Jewelry design always been your passion?
A. I have always had a passion for art and creativity and have always been exploring different outlets to showcase my creative side
Q. Where do you get your inspiration from to create these unique designs?
A. My inspiration comes from nature. I love the outdoors and all of the amazing things that nature provides to all of us. I use these beautiful naturally crystallized stones in all of my pieces
Q. Do you first draw your designs on paper or do you sort of create them in your head?
A. I create everything in my head and just start putting it all together.
Q. What do you think your clients love the most about your designs?
A. The matte finish of my beads with the extra bit of sparkle from the Druzy crystals that pops through the surface.
Q. Do you have a favorite piece and if so why is it your favorite? (Make sure you send a photo)
A. My favorite piece at the moment is my triple strand choker necklace. Chokers are so hot right now and this is special b/c it gave me an opportunity to introduce the new 6mm Druzy bead into my collection!
Q. How do you personally feel when you have created a design that you really felt turned out well?
A. It feels great to come up with an idea and see it through to completion. not every idea works out perfectly so it is always special to me when I create something that I feel other people are really going to like.
Q. Name one celebrity that you would especially like to see wearing your Jewelry?
Q. Would you consider yourself a trendsetter or do you follow trends?
A. I feel like I have always been a trendsetter.
Q. When you’re not designing Jewelry where can we find you?
A. I love to explore new places so my family and I pick up and hit the road and travel as often as we can. Fortunately, my 2 kids are very good sports and love to travel as much as I do.
Q. What’s next for Monica Mauro Jewelry?
A. My line is rapidly expanding and you will be seeing my line in many more five star resorts and top boutiques in the very near future.
You can also now find my bracelet collection at www.Amazon.com and available with Amazon Prime.
Written By: Madison Miller