About Princesse Monique
Princesse Monique is born from a need trop create a brand that makes sense. The name is a tribute to my grandma Monique who has always supported and encouraged me.
I have always been manual, since my earliest childhood. Like many girls of my generation, I started by making earrings and necklaces with what came to hand, wool, shells… Certainly at the time, the quality did not matter and the rendering was rather… childish!
Years later, I found myself working as an engineer on the development… of jewelry of course, but also of accessories and leather goods. I had the chance to work in different luxury houses, for various departments (Quality, Development, etc.), and to familiarize myself with their respective know-how.
From this experience came the desire to start from the base: jewelry. But this time with special attention to details that are close to my heart: creating jewelry that would stand the test of time. Timeless, sustainable jewelry.
I also want us to take better care of our beautiful planet. This is why, in order to make durable jewels, I decided to manufacture them in France, based on resistant materials, sourced as close as possible from the place of assembly, that is Toulouse. So far not all components come as close as I would like, but I’m working on it!
An overview of the origins of the products:
- Chains and rings are made in Germany,
- The tassels with the logo (on bracelets and necklaces) are made in Loire-Atlantique
- Carabiners come from Italy,
- Earring stands are currently made in China. I have not yet found a manufacturer in Europe but I continue my research.
- The pearls come from China (deposit + size of natural stones and culture of freshwater pearls)
All the packaging is made in France:
- The boxes are made of partially recycled cardboard, made in Haute-Garonne with a water-based ink printing,
- Silk paper is made in Drôme,
- The cotton pouches are made in France from cotton spun and woven in France and printed in France.
All jewelry is made of stainless steel (non-allergenic), and fine stones.
To date, I do not offer gold coloured jewellery, because I do not yet have the volumes that would make it possible to have gilding whose quality would be sustainable.
PS: I made this website myself, which is very far from my original training, so don’t hesitate to send me your comments.