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about sofia zakia

Sofia Zakia is a fine jewelry brand created and designed by Sofia Ajram in Montreal. Founded in 2016, each piece is rich with symbolism, borrowing from the worlds of art, history, and science in a harmonious juxtaposition of luxury and storytelling. Each piece is an unconventional, tender exploration into iconic symbols and stories. Sofia works to create ceremonial jewelry that is alive with meaning, handcrafted to be passed down for generations.

Sofia is devoted to creating timeless designs using fine and ethically sourced materials. Sofia Zakia's artisanship focuses on the details vital in creating pieces that complement the unique personal style of the wearer. She believes that great jewelry should not only be beautiful, but should also tell a story and evoke a sense of magic.

Sofia Zakia is committed to exquisite craftsmanship in every step of production. Sofia works with environmentally responsible resources as well as ethically sourced coloured gemstones and diamonds.

Made with the finest materials and meticulously crafted, each piece is a unique sculptural creation using elements of magic, alongside mythological references as inspiration. Sofia Zakia pieces always have a story to tell, or a symbolic meaning, making them feel powerful to wear.

The Sofia Zakia customer care is available Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 5:00pm.
To reach us during these hours, please e-mail info@SofiaZakia.com

Please view our full press kit here.

about the designer


Meet the Designer

Sofia Ajram is the Canadian Arts and Fashion Award-winning Designer of Sofia Zakia jewelry. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Forbes, Grazia, and Bazaar Magazine, among others. She earned a BA in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice Studies and East Asian Studies from McGill University. She is a moderator for the Horror and HorrorLit forums on Reddit and has given lectures on contemporary horror films at Monstrum Montreal.

Growing up, she cultivated a strong interest in horror and sci-fi cinema and literature and applied those interests to the several facets of visual arts. In 2011 she began metalsmithing classes with a focus in wax carving. In 2016, she launched Sofia Zakia, a channel to combine her fascination with the art of goldsmithing and jewelry’s long and wonderful history of wearable objects with meaning. In 2021, we welcomed Sofia Zakia’s flagship store in the heart of Montreal.

Sofia strives to join the quiet intimacy and elegance of jewelry with the magic of storytelling: narratives that emerge from myths, cultures, and stories, both new and old; universal and personal.

Each object holds beauty and strength over time while imbuing the atmosphere of unique and classic myths and histories. Each piece is designed with intention and wrought from refined gold and precious gemstones. All pieces feature our signature setting style and graceful silhouettes.

Thoughtful Design & Sustainability

Ethos :: Our relationship to the design process begins with materials themselves, wrought from the enchanting poetry of our home planet.

Our precious stones and metals are ethically sourced from Sri Lanka, Canada, Brazil, Australia, Tanzania, and the United States. We are proud to work with natural recycled diamonds and conflict-free metals to ensure our supply chains includes well-researched, transparent relationships which meet international labor standards and exclude destructive environmental practices.

Origin & low-impact practices :: Every piece is handmade from start to finish by our small team in Montreal to ensure quality heirloom pieces that can be passed down from generation to generation. We have an enduring commitment to environmental principles, from artisanal studio methods to non-toxic, low energy requirements for local production. We work with Canadian suppliers to find materials that are meticulously sourced and of exceptional quality.

Who we are :: Sofia Zakia is proudly LGBTQI+ run and led. We believe in building a diverse team and operate an inclusive workspace in our flagship and our in-house production studio.

Sustainability :: Each piece is designed, cast, cleaned, and set from our small flagship in the heart of Montreal, Canada.

Paying it forward :: Thanks to your support, Sofia Zakia has been a charitable company from the start. We donate 5% of sales on each Worry Doll to Mayan Families, a nonprofit organization aimed at providing education, nutrition, shelter and medical care to those living in extreme poverty in rural Guatemala. 100% of Waves of Song Necklace sales are donated to the CMHA.

We have and will continue to donate to local and international fundraisers such as Cedars Cancer Foundation, NYACC, The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, The Loveland Foundation, WIRES Wildlife Rescue, The Canadian Mental Health Association, Planned Parenthood, Trans Lifeline, Ethical Metalsmiths, among others. These practices, especially those that interact with the national quality of life of our Canadian community are benchmark of importance to us. CMHA

canada stockists

QUEBEC

Montreal
Sofia Zakia Flagship (SPRING 2021)
TBA, Westmount, QC
www.sofiazakia.com

ONTARIO

Toronto
Wolf & Moon
Toronto M4W 2L8

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Victoria
Little Gold
Victoria, BC V8W 3C6
www.littlegold.com

Hills of Kerrisdale
Blue Ruby
Vancouver, BC
www.blueruby.com

Guildford Town Centre
Blue Ruby
Surrey, BC
www.blueruby.com

ALBERTA

Calgary
Rubaiyat
722 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B7
www.rubaiyatcalgary.com

Edmonton
The Artworks
10150 100 st NW #100, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0P6
www.theartworks.com

united states stockists

CALIFORNIA

San Francisco
Fiat Lux
San Francisco, CA 94114
www.fiatluxsf.com

Long Beach
Good Fortune
Long Beach, CA 90803
Good Fortune

Los Angeles
Spitfire Girl
Los Angeles, CA 90027
www.spitfiregirl.com

Manhattan Beach
Wright’s
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
www.wrightsmb.com

Century City
SPACE by Nordstrom
Los Angeles, CA 90067
www.nordstrom.com

Oakland
Atomic Garden
Oakland, CA 94618
www.atomicgardenoakland.com

Santa Monica
Love Audry Rose
Santa Monica, CA 90405
www.loveaudryrose.com

Corte Madera
Columbine
Corte Madera, CA 94925
www.columbinehome.net

Campbell
Spellcraft
Campbell, CA 95008
www.thespellcraftstore.com

Santa Barbara
Coco Cabana
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
www.ilovecococabana.com

ILLINOIS

Chicago
Asrai Garden
Chicago, IL 60622
www.asraigarden.com

Oak Park
Gem Jewelry
Oak Park, IL 60301
www.shopgemjewelry.com

Chicago
Adornment and Theory
Chicago, IL 60647
www.adornmentandtheory.com

Chicago
Identity Body Piercing
Chicago, IL 60622
www.identitybodypiercing.com

MICHIGAN

Ann Arbor
Thistle & Bess
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
www.thistleandbess.com

NEW JERSEY

Jersey City
Love Locked
Jersey City, NJ 07302
lovelocked.bigcartel.com

Ridgewood
Katie Diamond
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
www.katiediamondjewelry.com

New Jersey
Hazel Boutique
Belmar, NJ 07719
www.hazelboutique.com

New Jersey
Hazel Boutique
Ramsey, NJ 07446
www.hazelboutique.com

NEW YORK

Brooklyn
Catbird
Brooklyn, NY 11211
www.catbirdnyc.com

Brooklyn
Catbird Wedding Annex
Brooklyn, NY 11249
www.catbirdnyc.com

New York City
Michele Varian
NY, NY 10013
www.michelevarian.com

New York City
Free People
NY, NY 10020
www.freepeople.com

Amagansett
Love Adorned
Amagansett, NY 11903
www.loveadorned.com

Huntington
Sedoni Gallery
Huntington, NY 11743
www.sedonigallery.com

West Hampton Beach
Code Blue
West Hampton Beach, NY 11790

Huntington
Sedoni Gallery
Huntington, NY 11743
www.sedonigallery.com

New York
ABC Carpet & Home
New York, New York 10003
www.abchome.com

New York
Fivestory
New York, New York 10065
www.fivestoryny.com

NORTH CAROLINA

Hoboken
The Golden Carrot
Charlotte, NC 28203
www.thegoldencarrot.com

OREGON

Portland
Twist
Portland, OR 97210
www.twistonline.com

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh
YENI
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 16232
www.yennijewelry.com

PUERTO RICO

Ponce
Chebellezza
Ponce, Puerto Rico 2707
Chebellezza

TEXAS

Austin
Eliza Page
Austin, TX 70701
www.elizapage.com

VIRGINIA

Charlottesville
Scarpa
Charlottesville, VA 22903
www.thinkscarpa.com

Virginia Beach
Trish
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
www.trishboutique.com

WASHINGTON

Seattle
Twist
Seattle, WA 98105
www.twistonline.com

Seattle
Liten
Seattle, WA 98103
www.litenseattle.com

WYOMING

Jackson
Habits
Jackson, WY 83001
www.habitsjh.com

online stockists

Online
Sofia Zakia
www.sofiazakia.com

Online
Local Eclectic
www.localeclectic.com

Online
Sundance Catalog
www.sundancecatalog.com

Online
Anthropologie
www.anthropologie.com

international stockists

AUSTRALIA

Australia
The Armoury
www.thearmoury.com.au

BERMUDA

Bermuda
Atelerie
9 Reid Street, Hamilton, Bermuda
www.atelerie.com

CHINA

China
Belongs
Beijing, China
www.belongs.cn

FRANCE

Paris
WHITEbIRD
Paris, France 75003
www.whitebirdjewellery.com

UNITED KINGDOM

London
Tomfoolery
London, UK N10 3HP
www.tomfoolerylondon.co.uk

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