A California native, Sofia , was born and raised in Santa Monica. She graduated with a BA in psychology in 2011. Her best friend taught her how to make hand-crafted jewelry as a teen, and she hasn't stopped creating since. Even when she was away at college studying the human mind, she always thought about jewelry and constantly had designs popping up in her brain throughout the day. College ended, and she was thrown into the real world where she landed a prestigious job working at a top global media agency, but soon realized she needed to take a chance and pursue her creative passion. She is inspired by nature, spirituality, the after-life, the cosmos, and everything that glitters in gold. When wearing Cross Street Jewelry she wants you to feel a little edgy, a little sexy, and a lot of gold.