As we pass through each stage of life, our most-valued possessions evolve along with us. As I grew, my jewelry collection transitioned from jelly bracelets and plastic rhinestones to Tiffany sterling silver. When I purchased my first set of Akoya pearls I felt one step closer to attaining Audrey Hepburn’s classic poise. (Sadly, I later learned it was fake.)
Now, my select cherished pieces include my wedding ring, my grandmother’s jade ring, and a gold and diamond ring from Muse Refined. It’s one of my friend’s best-selling pieces, from a jewelry line filled with simple, modern silhouettes that will endure through time.
Wanting to learn more about the distinctive jewelry business that Sophie founded, I posed these questions to hear her story about Muse Refined.
1. What inspired you to start Muse Refined and how did you come about the name?
Growing up, my parents owned a jewelry business in Los Angeles. Like many kids with parents running a small business, I had to help out a lot. In high school, I flew with my mom to New York for a jewelry expo. That first visit to NY was an incredibly eye-opening experience; it was first time that I felt excited to be in the fine jewelry space. In college, I traveled to other countries as a buyer and merchandiser. These experiences awakened in me the desire to someday start my own jewelry business. It was just a matter of time.
- Demetri X ring: it’s strong and feminine, not to mention perfectly symmetrical. It’s a nice contemporary design that can be worn comfortably both day and night.
- Diamond Bar Bracelet: This bracelet is timeless and functional; a great way to enhance any outfit.
- Selfie Name Necklace: This delicate custom necklace is so personal. It’s a favorite that you never need to take off, and that can be easily layered.
I love so many of her designs, and the Demetri X ring is a personal favorite of mine! It lends itself well to layering, but it’s dazzling on its own, gently encircling the lower joint of the finger. This is a ring with delicate strength and simplicity that I’ll enjoy wearing throughout life, and hopefully will be able to pass down for someone else to love.
Whether you want to splurge on yourself or you have someone special in mind, Muse Refined has many gorgeous pieces that are sure to be cherished through time.
xoxo and aloha,