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 ?
How long in New york:
My entire life.
Manhasset & Midtown
Best Ethnic Food:
Best place for late night dining:
Abe and Arthur’s
Best place for a romantic date:
The Four Seasons Pool Room
Best Sunday brunch:
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:
monataner.com, of course.
Favorite Charity Event:
Favorite Cultural Event:
Fashion’s Night Out
Favorite Cultural Institution:
The New York Public Library
Best Aspect of New york:
Discovering something new daily.
2 Brothers. How can you beat a buck?
Fred’s at Barneys New York
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
The streets of Manhattan.
The one that’s given as a gift.
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
The American Museum of Natural History
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
Best Broadway show:
Phantom of the Opera (It’s a classic.)
I don’t eat red meat. You’d have to ask my husband.