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About the Designer

About the Designer

Sonya Monique is the manifestation of a second chance. During a health scare, she went in search of a way to camouflage a medical condition on her neckline and found her first love – fashion. One necklace led to an avalanche of ideas. She discovered a flair for handcrafting jewelry as she learned how to construct each design. The necklaces revitalized her creativity, reset her intentions, and launched her on a new path of healing, creativity, and servitude. Combining over a decade in the beauty industry with entrepreneurial experience, a marketing degree from the University of Oklahoma, and an aptitude for trend-sensing, she created Sonya Monique.

Born in Santa Cruz, CA and a current resident of Los Angeles, Sonya’s design inspirations are heavily influenced by her upbringing in Oklahoma and time spent living in Texas. Southern and southwestern Native American aesthetics are found throughout her work, along with influences born from her love of nature and numerology. Sonya also lived in Hawai`i, where she discovered even more inspiration in an unparalleled landscape of lush and natural beauty. Internationally, her visual influences range from tribal Africa to the ancient Middle East and Asia. Her mother’s Italian heritage provides an appreciation of handmade quality and luxury. 

Sonya’s soulful spirit lives in her work and the collective efforts of her dedicated and talented team. This is evident in the artistry of her designs and her “reduce, reuse, recycle” worldview, her deep appreciation of the natural world, and her openness to divine inspiration. How she feels while designing and creating the piece is as important to her as how you feel wearing it – inspired and unique. 

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