The designer favors delicate pieces in 14k gold with pavé, marquise shapes, and cutouts with a vintage bohemian vibe
Sofia Kaman’s love of art history in college paved the way for her 15-year-old eponymous firm that once went by the moniker Kamofie Designs. Kaman’s jewels feature whimsical, vintage, and bohemian effects—think crown motifs, Art Deco silhouettes, leaves, and matte finishes—and are “finished with time-worn textures and infused with a unique blend of vintage and modern sensibility,” explains the artist. “I felt that jewelry design and creation were the missing links between the art I was studying and a living tradition.” Kaman mainly sketches out pieces on paper, though some styles are executed immediately in wax and others receive help from 3-D technology. Everything is made in the United States, and the artist has accolades including JCK Rising Star in 2005, a Best in Bridal award at Couture in 2010, and a Best New Design award at Couture in 2011. Another point of pride: She’ll soon earn her graduate gemology degree from the GIA.
Jewelry designer Sofia Kaman
Starting retail price: $280 in 14k gold
Accounts: Ten in the U.S., including the Clay Pot, and two overseas, including Agete in Japan
Trade fairs: None for 2016
Retailer buy-in: $7,500
Contact: Sofia Kaman, Venice, Calif.; 310-310-3998; sofiakaman.com
Dainty Drop necklace in 14k gold with 0.13 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,375
Pixie earrings in 14k yellow gold with 1.02 cts. t.w. diamonds and turquoise accents, $5,480
Alethea Tiara Layering stack of four bands in 14k yellow gold with diamonds and turquoise, $9,590
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