As the premier environmentally friendly fine jewelry collection, MONIQUE PÉAN strives to raise awareness of art, culture and global environmental issues through design. MONIQUE PÉAN is known for its one-of-a-kind pieces, avant-garde style and unique materials, including fossilized walrus ivory and fossilized dinosaur bone, and is committed to partnering with artisans around the world to support traditional craftsmanship. Proceeds from MONIQUE PÉAN sales contribute to global philanthropic organizations, which provide clean drinking water and basic sanitation to people in developing nations. Monique Péan launched her eponymous fine jewelry company in 2006. In 2009, Péan was one of the recipients of the prestigious CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, and won the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award for Accessories that same year. Most recently, Péan was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business 1000 in January 2014. Péan was raised in the Washington D.C. area and received her B.A. in Philosophy, Political Science and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.