– Monologue by Omar Monroy –
Few personal objects command such enviable presence or intimate subtlety as the jewels and talismans that men and women collect for bodily adornment. Throughout the ages, the art of jewelry making has provided status symbols, emblems of cultural identity, inherited and cherished traditions, irresistible romance and endless possibilities for individual expression. Exploring how metals can meld with skin and light with gems to launch a soul to heights of aura, is the Jeweler’s noble calling. The “Nuance” series threaded throughout Monologging’s Autumn 2021 issue is an exploration of different artisan perspectives, highlighting diverse inspirations for craft and the ways in which a scene is altered when ornaments dazzle eyes.
Omar Monroy is an emerging jewelry designer and artist. Born in Iztapalapa Mexico, and raised in La ciudad heroica Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca, before moving to california with their mother and younger sibling. Omar’s jewelry brand El Techichi focuses on inclusive jewelry made of US sourced metals, upcycled materials and carefully curated gemstones. Inspired by nature and fashion El Techichi aims to adorn you with affordable handmade chic luxurious pieces for any occasion. Omar now resides in The Lower East Side in NYC with their partner and their chihuahua Rue.