A carioca brand of handicraft jewelry with pieces that are 98% done by hand!
With 10 years of experience in the jewelry market, Monica Pondé shows interest in experimenting during each step of the manufacturing process of its products. The company also invests in the research of materials and how they respond to human intervation, the different possible ways of using the tools, the way unexpected effects could lead to new results, and specially the manner in which incidents affect textures and shapes.
Created in Rio de Janeiro, the brand has simplicity as its main characteristic, and its pieces follow a casual style, gaining identity as they are used. The three stores of the brand aim to emulate the atmosphere of the studio where the jewels are created and produced. Other than the handicraft jewels, the brand also offers the Monica Pondé Café ETC, for tasting and selling of coffee from the upcountry region of Brazil, with grains that are ground right then and there at the café. The coffee preparation follows the Hario method, which is connected to the process of manufacturing the jewels.
Monica Pondé Café ETC
Ipanema – Pç. Nossa Senhora da Paz. Rua Visconde de Pirajá 365B, Loja 4. Telefone: 3586-9417.
Monday to Friday, 10am to 8pm. Satudays, 10am to 6pm.
Leblon – Shopping Rio Design Leblon. Rua Ataulfo de Paiva, 270, loja 215. Telefone: 2512-6869.
Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm. Sunday, 3pm to 9pm.