Monica Mauro, the Next Hottest Trend in Jewelry?


Phoenix Fashion Week has chosen three Emerging Accessory Designers to compete for Designer of the Year that will take place October 13-15 at Talking Stick Resort

Phoenix, AZ (July 7, 2016) – In this 4 month boot camp, the designers will be faced with multiple challenges, homework, attend workshops and seminars, make appointments with buyers, interview with media, meet short notice deadlines and have opportunities to display their collection and make direct retail sales at the two big events in August and October.

One of the challenges this past month was to visit the most boutiques in 5 hours and Monica was the winner visiting 16 boutiques in the Phoenix area making great connections with the local community.

These local and international designers have 3 weekends of intense training where they are given last minute challenges and the chance to meet who’s who in the fashion industry.

Monica Mauro says, “My vision is to add a natural sparkle to accentuate the wardrobe of every stylish woman.” Monica Mauro jewelry is perfect for adding this sparkle as she uses Druzy crystals in various forms in all of her designs. What sets her line apart from the rest of the pack is her use of Druzy beads in combination with other forms of these crystallized stones.

Phoenix Fashion Week will take place at the Talking Stick Resort from October 13-15, 2016. Along with the 3 Accessory Designers, there are 12 Apparel Designers and the Top 40 Model lineup with winners being announced from each category throughout this event. The winning designers will be awarded prize packages valued at over $10,000 in goods and services to assist them in successfully launching their brand.

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To request photos, interviews or for more information about Emerging Accessory Designer Monica Mauro, please contact Monica Mauro at or (214) 558-6770 or Scott Mauro (214) 417-4717

Monica Mauro Jewelry is designed to add a little extra sparkle to stylish women with natural stones. This line began with the mission of adding some glitz to unique designs using crystallized stones to compliment a simple but stylish outfit. Her designs are versatile and can be worn to dress up or to dress down. Monica’s current collection focuses on natural stones with a strong emphasis on the beauty of Druzy Agate. These agate stone form tiny quartz crystals which are found inside natural geodes and are perfect for Monica’s designs.  Monica Mauro jewelry can be found in the Phoenix area at various 5 star resorts and boutiques as well as other locations across the US. For more information about her line and locations please visit:

Phoenix Fashion Week is the leading fashion industry event in the Southwest.  Our core purpose is to build sustainable brands from the ground up while pushing the Arizona fashion industry forward. The organization’s mission is ’Bridging Designers & Buyers’ through three pillars of fashion, education, and community. Through educational fashion seminars, year-round fashion events and charitable partnerships, Phoenix Fashion Week continues to gain rapid acclaim for its community service efforts and for infusing world-class innovation into the Southwest. For more information, visit:

Accessory Designer of the Year 2016

Monica Mauro is Contenders for Accessory Designer of the Year 2016

Monica Mauro is mentioned in this article: “Phoenix Fashion Week continues to grow in scope and stature” on

In 2006, Brian Hill, a St. Louis native, who graduated with an ASU degree in real estate and marketing, had a dream. Coming from a fashion design family, having experimented with selling tee shirts and ball caps, and having visited the New York Fashion Week, Hill was inspired to start Phoenix Fashion Week. What started out as a one-day event, is now a year-long series of fashion business events and activities for designers, models and thousands of fashionistas. On June 9, the 2016 kick-off was the Emerging Designer and Model Launch Party, which was held at LIVEWIRE in Scottsdale, Arizona.

This year, there are 12 vying for Emerging Designer of the Year. There are designers from several states, and as far away as Capetown, South Africa, and the Cayman Islands. Hill’s goal is to “Push Arizona Forward.” Some of that involves identifying, training and nurturing local designers. So five of the competitors (Aconav, Dinezhoon, Forgiven Love, Laura Tanzer, and Shelby Healy) are from Arizona. In addition, Arizonans (Monica Mauro, and Rhinestones and Relics) are two of the three contenders for Accessory Designer of the Year 2016.

Dri Creatore, a beginning designer who just moved from San Francisco, was in the audience on June 9. His thrill is in creating unconventional designs. “I like to evoke emotions and do it my way.” He enjoyed watching the creations that were previewed on the runway at LIVEWIRE.

On June 4, there had been been a Model of the Year Search at the Phoenix Premium Outlets. The top 40 models from that competition also got to walk down the runway at Livewire. Deividas and Cierra won the Headshot competition. During the next four months, they, and the other models and designers will enjoy modeling lessons, make-overs and business education, before Phoenix Fashion Week on October 13-15.

Also watching, on Thursday was model Julia Chaves’ family, who live in Scottsdale. Her father, Jeff Chaves said, “We are glad to see her having so much fun.” Chaves is only 15; so he is also happy about the safe developmental environment provided by Phoenix Fashion Week.

Hill’s business expertise and emphasis on “Fashion, Education and Community” make the Phoenix Fashion Week unique and have attracted major sponsors and generated respect for Arizona’s fashion industry; it is an evolving economic engine and tourist attraction for Arizona.

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About Monica Mauro Druzy Jewelry
The Monica Mauro jewelry line is a modern collection of Druzy jewelry which is designed to make a statement. Shop our entire collection on our website.

Druzy Jewelry Collection at Barrett-Jackson

I am excited to announce that I will be showcasing my Druzy Jewelry collection at Barrett-Jackson car auction in Scottsdale from January 23-31, 2016. Barrett-Jackson is widely recognized as the benchmark for the Collector Car Industry. Yet Barrett-Jackson is much more than just a car auction. Since its 1971 inception, Barrett-Jackson has experienced phenomenal growth and has evolved into a World Class Automotive Lifestyle Event, attracting people from all across the country as well as all over the world. The 2016 Scottsdale show will include close to 2000 vintage automobiles on the auction block. It is truly a sight to see!

The show starts at 8:00am on Saturday Jan 23 and runs daily until about 9:00 through Jan 31. I have a 10×10 booth space in location SP 45 and am positioned right in the center of all of the action. If you are in the Scottsdale area this week, you should definitely come and be part of the excitement and stop by and check out my latest one of a kind jewelry designs.

About Monica Mauro Druzy Jewelry
The Monica Mauro jewelry line is a modern collection of Druzy jewelry which is designed to make a statement. Shop our entire collection on our website.