BEJEWELED: MONICA RICH KOSANN

Chic, talented and driven we catch up with fine jewelry designer Monica Rich Kosann. The New York-based creative began her career as a fine art portrait photographer specializing in black & white film. The personal nature and heirloom quality of her portraits sparked her interest in jewelry design. Today, her collections are offered in her lifestyle shop at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and over 100 fine jewelry and specialty stores.

What’s one piece of jewelry you never leave home without? I never leave home without my charm bracelet. I wear it everyday with my watch.
 
If you had to choose, would it be gold or silver? Always gold!
 
What’s one thing people would never guess about you? Most people don’t know that I’m a first generation American. My parents are from Vienna and Hungary.
 
How would you describe your personal style? My style is eclectic—classic, but with an edge.
 
What does “Priceless” mean to you? For me, the most priceless thing in my life is when I spend time with my family, my husband and two daughters. Those moments are everything to me. My daughters are always an inspiration for me.

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