The Alex Monroe jewellery brand was established when Alex set up his first studio in South London, where his aim was to make great quality, wearable jewellery, which was originally designed and well priced.
Now over twenty years on, the demand for Alex’s jewellery is worldwide, and sold in heavyweight British fashion institutions such as Liberty, Harrods and Net-A-Porter and we are delighted to be one of Alex's official stockists too.
Alex himself grew up in the English countryside of Suffolk, in a big old house surrounded by fields that ran down to the River Orwell. One of five kids, they would all sail and build camps and generally run wild. Sometimes they would take off down to the river with fishing rods and camp out for a couple of days.
When Alex was fifteen, he decided he wanted to live in London and be a punk rocker, so left behind the hammock he had been sleeping in and said goodbye to the bats in the eaves of the house…
Alex’s inspiration, right from the beginning of his career has been to use nature as a metaphor or tool to pull out themes of nostalgia and Englishness, with the delicacy of a bygone age.
Alex Monroe jewellery is very personal, the pieces often mean a great deal to the wearer, and Alex always designs with this is mind.
Alex’s love of wildlife and the great outdoors transcends into instantly wearable, often sought after, and always much loved pieces of jewellery.
Alex has never been one to actively follow fashions, and yet his pieces are often absolute “must-haves”. When
Sophie Dahl was pictured wearing the Bumblebee Necklace, stockists reported instant sell-outs.
However, the brand does not rely on celebrity ‘endorsement’, all clients are genuine fans – including style
mavens Sienna Miller, Emma Watson, Carey Mulligan and Elle Macpherson. Back in 2008, Alex was awarded the prestigious title of ‘Designer of the Year’ at the UK Jewellery Awards, and
the judges were unanimous in their decision saying: “His Quality is perfect and his style is so consistent.” Alex also made the shortlist for this award in 2009 and 2010.
Alex Monroe jewellery is made from Sterling Silver and 22ct Gold-Plate with precious and semi-precious stones, and Alex carves and creates all of the original designs himself. Using metal rather than wax, Alex is able to achieve the intricate detail and delicacy of his signature style.
In addition to producing four collections of jewellery every year, Alex also finds time to work on exciting collaborations, notably with luminary establishment, the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Alex has also lent his unique design style to projects as diverse as designing a solid gold Poppy for The British Legion, a 250th anniversary collection for Kew – of course inspired by visits to the gardens themselves, a bottle for the classic British perfumiers Penhaligon’s and a collection of sensual and erotic pieces for Coco De Mer.
We have a large selection of Alex Monroe Necklaces, Earrings and Bracelets in stock available in Sterling Silver or Gold, including (but not limited to) the following and if you would like to order any of these pieces or any that are not listed here, then please call us on 01460 221006 or drop us an email to email@example.com or visit one of our stores.