THE STORE AT MAD'S RE:FINE ARTIST
Octavia Elizabeth Zamagias, a Los Angeles transplant now living in New York City, is a designer and bench jeweler whose love of jewelry started at the bench, where a jeweler solders metal and sets stones from. Years after graduating from Pepperdine University, Octavia returned to school to study gold-smithing at the London School of Jewelry and then later as her passion turned to creation, she earned a graduate bench jeweler’s degree from the prestigious New Approach School.
Using luxurious precious stones and rich 18-karat gold, each piece has a unique juxtaposition resulting in an elegant, yet rugged collection of fine jewelry that is to be worn as a daily indulgence. Octavia’s eponymous collection aims to defy the dainty and dinky with durable designs that withstand the test of time.
None of Octavia’s work is produced or finished overseas—instead the pieces are made start-to-finish in New York. Fair working conditions, legitimate living wages and eco and ethical production are all paramount to Octavia, making her one of first artists that believes these principles should be a part of all fine jewelry collections.
Scroll down to see selection of Octavia's work.