Sofia Maria Jewellery - Sustainably Made Recycled Jewellery

Sofia Maria

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Location

Australia

Price

$$$

Values

  • Artisan Artisan
  • Fair Fair
  • Gender Equality Gender Equality
  • Give Back Give Back
  • Made Locally Made Locally
  • Minimal Waste Minimal Waste
  • Repurpose Repurpose
  • Transparent Transparent
  • Vegan Vegan
“Jewellery makes people happy. It is a very emotional process. It is not something you purchase everyday—it is an investment that can be worn daily and marks special events in life. A long lasting and deeply personal object.” – Sofia Maria Tomasella

Sofia Maria is the namesake jewellery label by Sydney-based artist Sofia Maria Tomasella. The pieces Sofia Maria creates aren’t just stunning heirlooms that mark life’s sentimental moments, they’re also crafted locally and consciously from recycled materials. And that’s why they have found their place on the Ethical Made Easy brand directory.

Background
Armed with a degree in fashion and textile design, Sofia Maria moved to Australia from Argentina in 2016 to work as a bridal stylist in Sydney while simultaneously honing her skills in metal smithing. She discovered the art of Wabi Sabi (the acceptance of transience and imperfection) on a trip to Japan and decided to translate that concept into her jewellery. The Sofia Maria pieces we know and love today combine the art of Wabi Sabi with the two places she calls home, Argentina and Australia.

Recycled materials
The organic lines, natural texture and imperfect forms in Sofia Maria’s pieces complement the environmentally-friendly practice of repurposing recycled materials. All Sofia Maria pieces are handcrafted out of 100% recycled metals with the exception of the chains, and all the scrap metal that is left over at the end of the day is reused in new designs.

Local craftsmanship
Sofia Maria spends a lot of time researching for the right materials to use in her pieces. She then designs one piece at a time so she can create with the customer’s feedback in the decision making process. She then handcrafts each piece on a made-to-order basis and works with a master jeweller to set any stones required. In fact, all of Sofia Maria’s suppliers and helpers are located in Sydney, the only thing acquired internationally are the chains, which are made in Italy and sourced through an Australian company.

Creative responsibility
Sofia Maria believes that it’s her responsibility as a creative maker to search for the most ethical way to create her pieces and run her business. This conscious consideration is the reason why we adore Sofia Maria the brand and the person.

Want to know where Sofia Maria sits and what they’re working on in terms of these 5 values? Hover over these values to find out.

Want to know more about the founder’s journey?
Read our interview. 

Sofia Maria
“The same idea goes into making fine jewellery - whether it is a wedding band, an engagement ring or a special gift for a loved one, jewellery makes people happy. It is a very emotional process. It is not something you purchase everyday - it is an investment that can be worn daily and marks special events in life. A long lasting and deeply personal object. I am truly passionate about fine jewellery and I am committed to keep my business slow, local, handmade and as ethical as possible”.

Sofia Maria

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