The Most Trusted Jewelry Brand In Mindanao Since 1993.
Sophia Jewellery started as a dream to inspire women to live a life of independence and empowerment. Established in 1993 by a couple, a Filipino-Chinese entrepreneur and a former college instructor in Mindanao. For Myrna and Angel, jewelry was more than just a fashion statement.
More than making a woman feel beautiful and confident, they envisioned jewelry as a saving grace; an investment for later—because only jewelry lasts a lifetime.
Growing up in Zamboanga City, Myrna experienced the hard life growing up on a teacher’s salary. With 4 children attending a private high school, money was tight; more so when Myrna and her siblings entered college. Myrna’s parents, Sulpicio and Marcela, had to find ways and means to make sure that they were able to get their college degrees in Manila. A good education was non-negotiable for the family.
Several times in her young life, Myrna had witnessed her mother pawning the jewelry that was handed down by her own mother to meet enrollment and examination deadlines when they went to college. This experience taught Myrna the value of jewelry in times of financial need. Had it not been for her mother’s jewelry which were gifts from her grandmother, she and her siblings wouldn’t have gotten their degrees. They wouldn’t have become professionals in their own fields of expertise.
In 1981, Marcela opened her own pawnshop to be able to help other women like her. She realized that jewelry pawning was a great stepping stone to teach women to succeed in life.
Angel and Myrna shared her dream of helping women, and established Sophia Jewellery Inc. in 1993.
Through women’s discovery of the perfect jewelry that is made from the highest of standards and thoughtfully crafted pieces, Sophia Jewellery vows to be the safe space for women as they go on their journey of enhancing their natural beauty, celebrating their unparalleled success, and at the same time, making them feel financially empowered.
100 local stores to help women feel beautiful—as they celebrate their milestones, create memories with their loved ones, and capture once-in-a-lifetime occasions in lasting jewelry investment pieces that can be passed down to future generations.
Having a first hand experience on the value of jewelry in times of financial need, Myrna thought of other women who were going through tough times while supporting their families. She wanted to make sure these women have financial safety nets in their times of difficulty. This desire to help women to have safety nets in times of financial need resulted in a retail store dedicated solely to fine gold jewelry that is accessible and affordable. You even have many choices to select from. Sophia Jewellery opens its doors to women like you who want to live enriched and empowered lives.
Angel and Myrna understand that buying jewelry is a wise investment. It is only fitting that the jewelry store is named after the Greek Goddess of Wisdom, Sophia. To make sure that more women like you would be able to afford to invest in fine gold jewelry, Sophia offers its own version of installment payments: the Sophia Lay-Away Plan. When you buy your jewelry pieces in the store, you are also guaranteed that the item has a pawn value of at least 50% of the purchase price at the partner pawnshop.
Sophia Jewellery Inc. makes owning elegant fine gold jewelry affordable and accessible to you, the empowered woman of today.
Today, Sophia Jewellery is opening more doors to more women like you.
Welcome to Sophia Jewellery, where beautiful and empowered women are celebrated with timeless pieces!