"I own several of Monique's studio pieces and love her work, but she has also helped me realise a few more personal pieces involving heirloom jewellery and even sentimental keepsakes - with these pieces, the results always outshine my original idea - thank you Monique! For the last few years she has been happy to add on wee things to a charm necklace for me, which is my most beloved piece of jewellery, I am so glad to have it in safe hands."
~ Fly Freeman
"Monique’s jewelry is beautiful. Her creativity and attention to detail is apparent in every piece. I worked with her to design my wedding bands and the results are stunning. I’ve also purchased other pieces that I’m over the moon about. Monique is super easy to work with and cares about her customers! Highly recommend her work!!"
~ Jeigh Windy
"Monique's friendliness combined with her unique artistic style is a perfect combination; the entire process from design concept to finished product has been so much fun! I had quite a bit of jewelry, both mine and my mom's, that I just haven't worn in years. I took all of it to Monique and together we came up with a design to incorporate some of the gold and gems into a meaningful family bracelet. It is comfortable and light and I have worn it everyday since I picked it up; from washing dishes to walking my dog. And next week I get to wear it to a very special wedding. I can't stop admiring it; it just so perfectly suits my style. Monique also make me a set of earrings that I love; fun, a bit whimsical and comfy. Thank you Monique!"
~ Sherri Siegrist
"Monique helped my fiancé and I to design our wedding bands and trying to incorporate a family heirloom into our rings. Monique was a pleasure to collaborate with and she had amazing ideas to share! Our rings turned out just as we planned with Monique, if not better! We are both in love with the rings and the skill put into them. We definitely would recommend Monique and will be going back in the future for her custom work."
~ Nicole Brunne
"I just received a beautiful gold nose ring with a small diamond from Monique and want to share my joy!
With very little direction from me through the creative process and no in person meeting, Monique created a piece that I’m thrilled with. Her craftsmanship is outstanding and the turnaround time was a pleasant surprise.
Highly recommend her skill set if you are looking for a custom piece and want to support local designers."
~ Marisa Cutter
"Monique’s jewelry is beautiful. So beautiful I had her design my wedding bands! She really puts a lot of care and attention to detail into her jewelry and is super kind. I recommend her work to anyone!"
~ Jennifer Windrem
"Monique helped me redesign my wedding rings. After years of contemplating on making this step due to a sentimental connection with my original rings, my new design embodies my life up to now. Thank you for adding sentiments to my old-new ring. I can’t wait to tell my family and friends on how they can make all their old memories into new ones. See you again soon....as soon as I find more for us to explore together."
~ Effie Brunton
"Monique is the BEST! I met with her to create a bracelet for a birthday gift with a very tight deadline. Fast turnaround... very happy wife"
~ Rick Swinson
"Monique created a beautiful new piece for me, repurposing some old rings I’d had for years. She worked with me to design a necklace that was both personal and incredibly stylish. Her talent is clearly evident in the attention to detail she puts into every piece she creates. My necklace is a one of a kind statement piece that I will treasure for years to come. Thanks Monique!"
~ Mary Lister
"Monique’s work is perfect. She is so talented in what she does. She remade earrings for me that were inherited and sitting in a drawer for years. I now have fresh modern pieces that I will wear daily. Her turnaround time, communication and shipping were all so seamless. I fully trust her with my precious gems and her designs are beautiful."
~ Sarah Meixner
"Over the past five years, I have had six beautiful pieces of jewellery designed by Monique, as well as numerous pieces fixed and/or altered. Monique’s vision and attention to detail is second to none. She was able to transform rings and necklaces once belonging to my late mother, into unique, eye catching and conversation starting art. Monique honoured my vision with every piece and touched base often to be sure the design was on the right track. I highly recommend Monique Van Wel Designs to anyone wondering what to do with outdated rings, necklaces, earrings, etc..., left sitting in a box, stuffed away in a closet. Monique will work her magic and bring them back to life. Her prices are very reasonable for one of a kind jewellery and she may be able to apply a credit to your bill if you have extra gold/stones which she can use. I know that every time I wear a piece of jewellery that she has designed for me, there is an emotional side to how it makes me feel; knowing that the heirloom and sentimental jewellery is now being worn and enjoyed once again.
~ Tara Walker
"Monique designed a beautiful ring for me with a sapphire I brought home from Myanmar.
Working with Monique was a totally joy as she helped me find the perfect design for my Sapphire."
~ Cecillia Smith
~ Sharon A Bauder