About us

 

 

“Monaka” is an archaic word for the mid-autumn full moon.

An eye for gems as decorative items along with a mineralogist’s love of fine stones

inspires a truly original selection of distinctive precious stones

that are combined with sensitively chosen unique materials

and assembled into designs that bring out the inner beauty of the ornaments.

Each individual piece of jewelry is carefully handcrafted to become a treasured personal expression

that will be cherished for years to come.



 

デザイナー 寳神 朝子

 



Designer  Asako Hojin



Asako studied design and to be a goldsmith at Itami College of Jewellery.

After graduating she left Japan to work as a designer/maker at a fashion accessory studio in Antwerp Belgium.

She relocated back to Japan to work at a Jewellery company based in Kyoto where she was deeply involved in developing iconic products.

Then she moved on to a new career at a department store in Tokyo where she gained experience in high jewellery designing for high-profile clients and buying jewellery from overseas.

This gave her in-depth knowledge of diamonds and precious stones.

In 2012, Asako started her own jewellery brand, monk.







 



Awards



“The 21st Fashion Creator New Artist Award International Competition" First Prize for

Japan/ among Japanese entries (Paris, France)

“2003 Kobe Pearl Contest” Second Prize (Kobe, Japan)

”HRD Diamond Awards 2007” Selected participant (Antwerp, Belgium)

 

 


 

 

Company Store

 

・MONAKA aoyama

107-0062東京都港区南青山3-14-26 カーサ・セレーナ1F

03-6434-7816

 

・MONAKA isetan shinjyuku

160-0022 東京都新宿区新宿3丁目14−1 伊勢丹新宿店 1F

03-5357-7527