Pop-up shop: Jewelry by Mona Assemi
August 8 – 17, 2018
1pm – 8pm
Tthe lounge at the James New York – NoMad
22 east 29th street
Mona Assemi’s original jewelry designs and collections are sold in upscale boutiques the world over, and if you’re lucky… you might even catch her in person at a local pop-up shop, like the one currently open at The James New York – NoMad in New York City:
Dubbed the “Gem Genius” by Samantha Yanks, former editor-in-chief of Hamptons Magazine and Gotham Magazine, Mona’s pieces have been worn by celeb trendsetters like Kelly Ripa, Betsey Johnson, Rita Ora, Taylor Momsen, and Taryn Manning.
Famous or not, what her customers and devotees often share in common is a taste for the unique and innovative.
Mona draws inspiration from originality in any medium. Each of her collections embodies a new style or theme, expressed in elegant, streamlined shapes in a variety of metals: 14K gold; plated metals, including silver, gold, rose gold, and gunmetal; some adorned with exquisite Swarovski crystals.
There are also edgier, downtown-inspired items, like the ACID collection, featuring necklaces, cuffs, and bangles in distressed metals. For summer, you’ll find more delicate, fun necklaces for those playful, sunny days. Most pieces can be custom-made in a different color or metal, upon request.
Does Mona have a favorite piece? By her own account, all her creations are like her children! But she does tend to favor the unusual, one-of-a-kind pieces that might not have broad appeal.
What will the next collection look like? As of now, she’s considering something completely different with mixed patterns and colors that clash in unique and beautiful ways.
Visit Mona’s Pop-Up Shop at the James New York – NoMad, open through August 17, 2018 or visit her website at monaassemi.com