Menē crafts 24 karat gold and platinum investment jewelry™ sold by gram weight. By combining innovative technology, timeless design, and radical transparency, Menē restores the link between jewelry and savings.
The natural elements Gold (Au) and Platinum (Pt) have been coveted for thousands of years due to their unique qualities. Inherently timeless, these noble precious metals are indestructible, exceedingly rare in nature, and radiant like the sun and the moon.
Ethically Sourced Gold and Platinum
Menē jewelry is crafted from pure gold that is ethically sourced from gold mines in Nevada, USA and Ontario, Canada. Our gold carries the coveted London Bullion Market’s Responsible Sourcing Certification.
Additionally, we only source metals mined by publicly traded precious metal miners who are held accountable to stricter environmental best-practices. We specifically audit these mines to ensure there is little disturbance, minimal impact to local communities, and a reclamation plan that ensures former gold mines will be terraformed back to nature within two decades or less. This video shows an example of the types of mines we feel comfortable sourcing from.
Meet Our Design Team
Art Historian Diana Widmaier Picasso and multifaceted designer Sunjoo Moon met when they were both living in Paris and have been close friends for decades. They joined forces for Menē, combining their extensive experience in their respective fields of art and design, and worked closely with skilled craftsmen to fully comprehend and utilize the qualities of pure gold and platinum to create timeless pieces.
Diana and Sunjoo draw inspiration from antiquity when developing designs in pure metal; artists have been paying homage to gold since the beginning of time, the Ancient Egyptians believed that it conferred immortal power, and there is no doubt that the dynamic Menē design team has enhanced both the modern and spiritual values of 24 karat precious metals.
Menē – The Name
The word Menē (pronounced “meh-ney”) is an ancient Aramaic word that has a deep meaning, reminding us of the immutable link between jewelry, gold, and long-term savings.
The Menē, reﬂecting 567 grams of pure gold, is the ﬁrst written word for “money” as codified in the Codes of Hammurabi and Ur-Nammu 4,000 years ago. For most of written history, the term “money” has always meant a standard weight and purity of gold or silver. Whether worn as jewelry or kept in a satchel as exchangeable coins These natural precious metals formed the basis of long-term savings, outlasting quickly decaying commodities and enabling trust and cooperation amongst diverse communities with different skills.