Kiwi model Ella Drake had always been drawn to jewellery, it’s beauty and sentimentality. It was during a shoot for Vogue Gioiello (Vogue Jewellery edition) that she decided to take her interest a step further and pivot career paths. This led her to study the craft at the renowned Florence campus of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and, soon after, launch Monarc Jewellery out of her new home base in London. Underpinned by the idea of timelessness, Monarc’s pieces are intended as future heirlooms to be passed onto subsequent generations. Designed by Ella and created by master goldsmiths, the pieces are luxurious enough to feel special but functional enough for daily wear. Monarc uses ethically-sourced aboveground diamonds. Anatomically identical to mined diamonds, aboveground diamonds are lab-grown and therefore 100% traceable and cartel-free, as well as being carbon-neutral. Meanwhile, all metals are repurposed from materials already in circulation. The contemporary styles are backed by sustainability, designed to be worn alone as statements or mixed in with your other jewellery for an eclectic look.