Jewelry by Sonja
Archeologico jewelry is designed by Sonja of Annapolis, MD.
Sonja's birthday is October 24th, United Nations Day, and while growing up had birthday parties with an international theme. Always interested in other cultures, her dream was to travel the world.
Sonja grew up on the edge of a university campus in Indiana, where her father was a professor and her mother a graphic designer. The large international student body further deepened her interest in other cultures.
As early as 7th grade, Sonja's entrepreneurial spirit found her starting a small business in which she drew water colored customized "Name Pictures". Her artwork was sold through several stores. It could be found in many college dorm rooms and grew to become a popular personalized gift throughout the university and community. When Sonja graduated she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. Her studies included art and design, archeology, and Egyptian history.
To further her dream of traveling and exploring, Sonja became a flight attendant. She has visited six continents, done volunteer work in Mongolia and Tibet, and temporarily lived in Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Turkey and various parts of Africa. Her journeys to international destinations have allowed her to travel the countryside, learn the history, explore ancient cities and archeological sights, visit historical museums, meet people, and browse through the souks and markets for treasures and local handicrafts. Extensive foreign exposure ultimately influenced her taste in jewelry. When she returned from trips abroad, family and friends were interested in the jewelry she had purchased and the history that went along with each item.
Sonja uses her artistic ability and knowledge to select genuine gems, stones and accent pieces to create unique, one of a kind pieces of jewelry.
Each Archeologico piece of jewelry has been individually made with the past in mind, and is accompanied with 'history card' of its own. I hope you enjoy the jewelry I have created.