Working with Sofia
Her work is for those who are looking for individually-designed, high quality jewels that encapsulates their personal tastes and desires.
With more than 30 years experience in bespoke designs, Sofia works from her design studio in Main Beach on the gorgeous Gold Coast in Queensland. She welcomes appointments at her studio and is also able to do long distance design work with ease.
The Procedural Steps to a Custom-made Design
The first step is to set up an appointment- free of charge- to discuss the project. It's a time of getting to know each other, where Sofia will get an understanding of what the customer is looking for. With the client as her muse, she will begin to envision a bespoke design perfectly suited to their personal style, proportions and pocket.
By the second appointment, Sofia will share sketches, a selection of relevant gemstones and visual aids for discussion. Once the design concept has been approved, a 50% deposit is paid. Sofia will then refine the design and create computerised renderings with 3-D perspectives for the client to see. Any small changes can be made at this point.
The final stage is the manufacture of the new jewel. The most suitable methods of manufacture will be employed and after just 4-6 weeks, the wearable work of art will be complete.