Our Story

Sofia Kaman Fine Jewels Designer Jewelry Story

THE HISTORY

From her childhood dreams of life as a treasure hunter, Sofia Kaman’s passion for ancient objects paved the way for an inspired career as a jewelry designer and antiques collector. She began her studies in Geology, and quickly made her way into Art History, then years later to Gemology. The mesmerizing architectural motifs of gothic churches and jeweled colors of miniature Indian paintings captivated her heart. When discovering the art of wax-carving, Sofia knew it was the perfect medium for combining her love for art, nature and history in the creation of timeless jewelry pieces. The fusion of antique and modern references, a quest to sourcest the finest in sustainable materials and desire for modern wearability has long provided the spark in Sofia’s work and the vision behind SKFJ.

Since launching her original jewelry collection in 2001, as Kamofie Designs, Sofia’s brand has been on a course of steady growth and organic evolution. From making wax carvings on her kitchen table, Sofia’s gem-filled dreams crystallized into soulful designs, a prolific body of work, a wholesale business and showroom, and ultimately a retail and online jewelry boutique. 2008 marked the opening of our first retail space on the dynamic Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, California. We enjoyed ten years there before relocating to our current, roomier showroom and design studio in sunny Santa Monica, CA.

THE MISSION

Treasured beauty, sustainably crafted. We are passionate about using ethical and sustainable materials in all that we do. We believe in providing our clients with a variety of eco-friendly jewelry options to accommodate their needs, be it recycled metals, lab-grown diamonds or vintage and antique diamonds and gems.

Our tailored collections are meant to reflect and inspire your personal sensibility, for the vintage romantic or a modern city sophisticate and every one in between. Sofia Kaman also offers a thoughtfully curated and whimsical authentic vintage jewelry assortment.

Nothing is more important to us than our one-on-one customer experience. We realize selecting (or designing!) the perfect ring or piece of jewelry is a special process, and Sofia and our trained stylists are here to guide you and your partner along every step of the way, whether in our Santa Monica showroom or through our personalized online experience. We can’t wait to meet you!

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