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Modern heirlooms displayed in Vail

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail DailyMonica Rich Kosann's pieces will be on display in Vail, Colorado this weekend

VAIL, Colorado – Monica Rich Kosann, whose pieces will be on display in Vail, Colorado this weekend, is a luxury lifestyle brand of home and fashion accessories that includes fine jewelry, high-end handbags, and home accessories.

Since it’s inception in 2002, Monica Rich Kosann has quickly become a household name. Kosann designs glamorous, sexy, and chic modern day heirlooms.

The lifestyle accessories blossomed when Monica Rich Kosann, a portrait photographer who works in black and white, partnered with her husband, Rod Kosann, with whom she shares a passion for antiques and collecting vintage accessories.

The couple began using their personal collection of 1900s-style vintage cigarette cases, cigar cases, powder compacts, and lockets to frame Monica’s photographs.

Monica began engraving the cases and personalizing the pieces, creating what may someday become heirlooms. As demand grew and word spread about these stylish chic “Image Cases,” the business and design duo realized the potential for a product line.

Monica and Rod traveled to Italy and sought out the original molds for her vintage pieces, added their designs and soon launched Monica Rich Kosann.

Monica Rich Kosann Fine Jewelry is a collection of sophisticated, upscale sterling silver and gold locket necklaces, I.D. and charm bracelets, signet rings, gemstone and diamond adorned fob-inspired jewelry. The pieces of the Notes Collection , introduced this spring 2009, are 18-karat gold or sterling silver. The delicate, fob-inspired charms and round floral discs are engraved with a variety of sentiments and can be customized.

The collection will be on display Friday through Sunday at the Squash Blossom in Vail.

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