DESIGNER ANGELA MONACO
Angela Monaco is a Philadelphia-based jewelry designer, metalsmith, and entrepreneur. The talismans she creates are bold and bewitching, rare and wearable; in her hands, rugged geodes become lustrous emblems of beauty and strength. Angela crafts each piece to become an heirloom, a precious possession to pass down through generations - as immortal and timeless as the materials from which it is made.
Filling their home with crystals, ritual practices, and Native American jewelry, Angela’s mother instilled in her an enchantment with adornment from the start. She carried her interest in these magical totems into adulthood by pursuing the craft of jewelry making. Yet she remains mostly self taught, she owes a lot of credit to the mentors and resources on Philadelphia’s Historic Jewelers’ Row. In 2009 she launched her first jewelry brand, Concrete Polish Jewels, to continue exploring her relationship with metalsmithing.
Angela’s lifestyle is informed by a deep connection to yoga, tarot, astrology, and the spiritual realm. Angela’s spiritual practices are reflected in her jewelry, where mineral and metal are married to create ornaments with the dual purpose of not only looking beautiful, but empowering the wearer with the unique healing powers of the stone. Angela Monaco jewelry is individually handcrafted with environmentally-considered materials produced on Jewelers’ Row. Angela offers a range of bespoke production services to accommodate your unique vision. Angela Monaco Jewelry supports marriage equality and does not discriminate against any race or belief system. Though Angela’s designs are worn all over the world, her love and dedication to her craft can be felt in every individual piece.