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Tricia on May 29, 20145 out of 5 stars
These were absolutely perfect! The packaging was so neat and organized, and I think the design is wonderful. We can't wait to wear them on our wedding day! Thank you so much for giving our greek orthodox wedding a touch of authenticity.
Anonymous on Aug 11, 20115 out of 5 stars
Thank you so so much! The stefana are absolutely stunning and perfect! I would definitely recommend plus1stefana.... Also very quickly to respond to any questions I had. Thank you again!
Anonymous on Mar 13, 20115 out of 5 stars
Lovely handmade pieces, exactly as decribed, exactly what I wanted. Friendly, helpful contact, prompt delivery & a pleasure to deal with.
Anonymous on Oct 8, 20105 out of 5 stars
This stefana arrived today for my sister's wedding and I couldn't be happier with my purchase! They are absolutely GORGEOUS! The quality of the work and the display were exquisite! I recommend plus1stefana without hesitation!
Anonymous on Jul 7, 20105 out of 5 stars
The Stefana are so beautiful!
nThe seller customized the crowns exactly as I wished. So perfect!
nThe stefana was shipped in a pretty satin lined keepsake box.
nThank you once again!
nI absolutely recommend!
I started making stefana (wedding crowns) when a friend of mine asked me to be her Koumbara (Sponsor) in her wedding. The Koumbara or Koumbaro (the masculine form of the word) are required to provide the stefana for the ceremony. Having experience in jewelry making and metalsmithing, I decided to make them myself. I was pleased with the result and found that the process of making stefana allows for a great deal of creativity. This encouraged me to continue making them and feature them in my Etsy shop.
Stefana have special meaning and are beautiful wedding keepsake. They have been used in Greek Orthodox wedding ceremonies for centuries. The crowning is the focal point of the orthodox wedding ceremony. The stefana are a symbol of the glory and honor with which God crowns the couple. The ribbon joining the stefana symbolizes the unity of the couple and the presence of Christ who blesses and unites them as King and Queen of their home.
During the ceremony, the priest takes the stefana, blesses the Bride and Groom and then places them on their heads. The Koumbaro or Koumbara then steps behind the couple and interchanges the stefana three times as a witness to the sealing of their union.
After the ceremony, the couple keep the stefana as a memento.
Since the stefana are such an important symbol at one of the most inportant moments in a couple's history, I strive to create stefana (wedding crowns) that will not only look beautiful during the ceremony, but will also remain as a meaningful reminder of a very special day. Paying great attention to detail I handcraft each crown using only quality precious metals, semi precious gemstones, pearls, and swarovski brand crystals. I have access to wide range of materials and I am more than happy to work with you in creating custom stefana or modifying those in stock to compliment your wedding theme or colors.
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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Etsy Gift Cards
iDEAL (from buyers in the Netherlands)
Sofort (from buyers in Austria and Germany)
All payment must be completed at the time of purchase. To cancel an order please contact me within 24 hours of placing your order.
Please allow 10 business days for the item to be completed and shipped.
Your package will be shipped on or before the scheduled shipping date found on your purchase receipt. If for some reason I am unable to ship on or before that date I will notify you. If you need your purchase in a hurry please let me know. I am happy to accommodate all requests whenever possible.
All items are gift boxed and packed to prevent damage.
Items shipped to international locations may be subject to taxes and duties. I am unaware of what these costs may be and they are the responsibility of the buyer. I am not responsible for lost or damaged packages insurance is available at an additional cost. Please contact me for more information.
If you have any questions please contact me, I will be glad to help.