The company may have started in 1927 as an initials business, producing the monograms that were a popular trend of the 1920s & 1930s for initially cars. The Great Depression, saw them move to handbags as few could afford cars. Expanding their business into jewellery, the company went from Monocraft to Monet in 1937. They produced a YSL line in the 1980s and in the 1990s manufactured the Christian Lacroix line. In 1996 saving the company from bankruptcy, Liz Clairebourne company took over. Still having a name for quality and style Monet continues to expand today
Great book on jewellery, well written and researched and contains page after page of jewellery, definitely one to buy and keep in your reference library.
Here are just a few of the Monet jewellery pieces that are available on Jewels and Finery at the moment.