M & J

The founders of Monet, Michael and Joseph Chernow or M & J as they were affectionately called by family and friends as well as all of their employees.

Michael has been incorrectly cited on many websites as Monet’s designer, actually M worked with all of the designers and merchandised the line but he never actually did any of the designing himself.
In todays world he would probably be called the company’s creative director –
Jay was a business and marketing genius and ran all of the company’s
business operations up until his death in the mid 60s.

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About the Author

Alice Vega is a freelance fashion and graphic designer living in New York City. As a member of Costume Jewelry Collectors International and the Society of Jewelry Historians she has combined her long standing interest in collecting vintage jewelry with her passion for history, preservation and the arts in this her first book.


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