Sonia Bencic

Sonia Bencic



I have started cutting ornamental stones at fifteen and in later years studied the faceting of gemstone. I have cut all manner of gemstones, including sapphire, garnet and peridot. I like designing personal ornaments and have exhibited them also at Slovenian festivals. Gemstone working is what I like best.

A second generation Australian Slovenian, Sonia was born in Mt. Gambier, South Australia and in 1972 moved with her parents to Melbourne. She studied Metallurgical Engineering at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and graduated with Honours.