Mona Taner

New York-based jewelry designer Mona Taner has established herself in the industry by bringing a fresh perspective to the creation of timeless pieces. The genius behind Mona Taner Distinct Jewels, her exquisite creations have taken on nation acclaim. Having graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in broadcast journalism, Taner’s longtime passion about design and diamonds has brought her to the forefront of the industry with designs that reflect the pinnacles of the craft that she holds close to her heart – organic materials, exquisite gems, and the unexpected details that enliven her handmade pieces. Her belief that beautiful jewelry can be created with social integrity, ethical business practices, and a respect for the environment have led Taner to insist on using materials and methods that are conflict-free, non-intensive, and non-disruptive. Taner’s 18-karat white gold, green gold, and platinum collection’s versatility goes seamlessly from everyday wear to the red carpet, lending her pieces an infinite and timeless quality.

Where were you born ?
Queens, NY
How long in New york:
My entire life.
Manhasset & Midtown
Jewelry Designer
Favorite Restaurant:
Gramercy Tavern
Best Sushi:
Blue Ribbon
Best Ethnic Food:
Turkish Kitchen
Best Italian:
Osteria Morini
Best place for late night dining:
Abe and Arthur’s
Best dessert:
Bouchon Bakery
Best place for a romantic date:
The Four Seasons Pool Room
Best Sunday brunch:
Hautest Club/Lounge:
My daughter’s bedroom with her iPod blasting.
Best place for a power business meeting:
All-around favorite spot in New york:
Afternoon Tea at the Plaza Hotel.
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
The New York Palace
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Wherever Lanvin is sold.
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:, of course.
Best Spa:
Guerlain Spa
Favorite Charity Event:
Super Saturday
Favorite Cultural Event:
Fashion’s Night Out
Favorite Cultural Institution:
The New York Public Library
Best Aspect of New york:
Discovering something new daily.
Best Pizza:
2 Brothers. How can you beat a buck?
Best Lunch:
Fred’s at Barneys New York
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
The streets of Manhattan.
Best Massage:
The one that’s given as a gift.
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Crown Limousine
Best Museum/Exhibit:
The American Museum of Natural History
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
Rockefeller Center
Best Broadway show:
Phantom of the Opera (It’s a classic.)
Best Steakhouse:
I don’t eat red meat. You’d have to ask my husband.
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