Monika Knutsson, originally from Sweden, is a fashion designer by training. She spent nine years in Paris working for several famous french designers, spending hours at the Parisian flea markets. With a beautiful collection of vintage embroidery and lace in hand, Monika moved to New York City and conceived the concept behind Gilded Lace. Gilded Lace has developed into a major collection of jewelry that includes cuff bracelets, necklaces, earrings, brooches, pendants, and rings. It is made from re-purposed vintage lace from the early to mid-1900′s, originally used mostly for fine dresses, household linens, and fancy lingerie. With each distinctive piece of jewelry comes its own unique story.