SUSTAINABLE | ARTISAN | AUSTRALIAN MADE | MINIMAL WASTE
With an intimate focus on craftsmanship, every item in the Sofia Maria collection is slowly handmade by Sofia herself in her Manly Studio.
The BORJA Ring
, a solid piece designed to be elegant but substantial. A faceted statement ring with a smooth finish. Hard but soft, strong and intimate. Wabi-sabi meets soft minimalism.
Please note: Each piece is handmade to order. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for processing.
Handcarved in wax and cast in Australian 925 sterling silver.
Story behind the piece:
Borja was one of the first pieces Sofia carved after her time in Japan. The Japanese artisans and their philosophy inspired her to create natural and imperfect pieces. She let go of the fear of not being perfect. Why should she be seeking perfection? When these makers were showing her these beautiful creations that were far from perfect but way more interesting and appealing. Sofia had a hunger to create, to make and explore with this new metalsmithing world. She was anxious to come back home and delve deep into it.
About The Brand
Stop and take a moment to appreciate the minimalist beauty of the natural world captured in metal when you invest in a piece from Sofia Maria. With its earthy aesthetic and minimal design, all jewellery by Sofia embraces the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi and celebrates the imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.
With an intimate focus on craftsmanship, every item in this collection is sustainably handmade by Sofia herself in her Northern Beaches Studio. Each piece is effortlessly elegant and made from 100% recycled metals whenever possible, with all materials being locally sourced and recycled right here in Australia.
Shipping + Returns
Ships from: Australia.
Ships to: Australia and New Zealand.
Australian Shipping: Nash + Banks charges a Flat Rate of $10 per Order Australia-wide. Free Australian Shipping is available for orders over $150.
Standard International Shipping: $24 to New Zealand.
Standard Delivery Time Frames: 1-4 working days within Australia,
3-10 working days to New Zealand.
Express International Shipping: $28 to New Zealand.
Express Delivery Time Frames: 2-3 working days to New Zealand.
Note: Each piece is handmade to order. Please allow two to four weeks for processing.
Sofia Maria pieces are Made-to-Order and therefore we are not able to offer refunds if you simply change your mind.
Goods sold are non-refundable. Sales are final once the job has been accepted. However, if you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason and would like to request an exchange, please notify us within 14 days of you receiving the goods. Exchange requests are subject to the availability and at the discretion of Sofia Maria.
Important: Resizing and repairs are assessed case-by-case and may incur a fee.
Sofia Maria only accepts returns if the piece you receive is faulty. Item must be sent back unworn and in its original packaging and with receipt of purchase. Normal wear and tear on jewellery items is not considered a fault - this includes gold plating that has faded, surface scratches, oxidisation or tarnishing.
Items returned without prior notification will not be accepted.
For more information regarding our Returns Policy - please read here.
Sofia Maria believes in conscious buying and making. All the materials she uses to handcraft her pieces are selected with special care and consideration.
A local approach means that all materials have been sourced locally in Australia and any job that she needs assistance with - like some stone settings - is practised by local Sydney jewellers. The gold plating service that she uses is not in Sydney, yet it is located in NSW.
All of her suppliers and helpers are located in Australia and she predominantly supports smaller female-owned businesses.
ARTISAN + AUSTRALIAN MADE
All pieces by Sofia Maria are custom-designed one piece at a time. Sofia doesn’t feel comfortable designing a whole collection and then adding lots of pieces to her store but rather slowly handmakes each piece to order.
Sofia sources all materials locally in Australia and makes every piece by hand in her studio located in Manly Beach.
All Sofia Maria pieces are handcrafted out of 100% recycled metals. All the scrap metal that Sofia has at the end of the day is re-used for new designs.
Jewellery should be kept away from water and humid environments. Please store in a secure, dry place between wears.
Slight variances in colour or marks of age may be present in your jewellery. Please expect the colour, texture and tone of your piece to vary slightly from the items depicted in photographs. Every piece is unique.
Sterling silver requires less care, although it tarnishes when exposed to salty air, chlorine, household chemicals and products containing sulphur. To remove tarnish, Sofia Maria recommends a non-abrasive silver polish. Silver is a soft metal and may build character marks with wear.
Soft imperfections may occur in the final finish of Sofia Maria's items which is a characteristic of these handmade pieces.
Repairs (including re-plating) are accepted and are subject to a fee depending on the nature of the damage.
For further information on caring for your jewellery or repairs, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.