Michael and Joseph Chernow, the founders of the costume jewelry business we know today as Monet, had $4 to their name when they first considered entering the monogram business in 1919. The young brothers were meticulous and methodical as they laid their plans, so much so that it took them eight years to found Monocraft in New York. Through Monocraft, the Chernows capitalized on the popularity of monogramming—the late-1920s were the height...Continue Reading