Octavia Elizabeth Zamagias is a Los Angeles based designer and bench jeweler whose love of jewelry started at the bench. A bench is what a jeweler solders metal and sets stones from. Having always been fond of working with her hands and creating art, she very quickly gravitated to creating beautiful pieces of jewelry by hand. 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 and 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 Elizabeth's eponymous collection aims to defy the dainty and dinky with durable designs that withstand the test of time.
Fair working conditions, legitimate living wages and eco and ethical production are all paramount to Octavia. No goods are produced or finished overseas to limit carbon emission during the transportation phase—instead the pieces are made start-to-finish in Los Angeles. We believe these principles should be a part of all fine jewelry collections, but until then, they set us apart.