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

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. They are a moderator for the Horror and HorrorLit forums on Reddit and have 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 he began metalsmithing classes with a focus in wax carving. In 2016, they 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.


    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.