plus1stefana

Stefana - Handmade Orthodox Wedding Crowns

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Note from shop owner SHOP UPDATE APRIL 18- I will be away from my shop for a little while. If you need to reach me, I can be contacted through Etsy conversations.

Have a great day!

Best regards,
Lou

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 26, 2018

SHOP UPDATE APRIL 18- I will be away from my shop for a little while. If you need to reach me, I can be contacted through Etsy conversations.

Have a great day!

Best regards,
Lou

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About plus1stefana

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On Etsy since 2008

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.

Shop members

  • Lou

    Owner, Creator, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on April 25, 2018
I hope you enjoyed browsing my shop. Since the stefana (wedding crowns) are the focal point of the orthodox wedding ceremony and one of the many details to be considered during wedding planning, I recommend ordering your stefana well in advance of your wedding date. This is particularly important for international customers. Ordering in advance also allows sufficient time in the event that the stefana need to be exchanged. Please read the following sections for more detailed information.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I do not accept returns and will only exchange stefana in the event that they have been damaged during shipping. I package all stefana to avoid being damaged. All shipping costs related to exchanges are the responsibility of the customer.
Payment
I accept the following payment methods through Direct Checkout

Credit cards
Debit/Bank cards
Etsy Gift Cards
Google Wallet
Apple Pay
PayPal
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.
Shipping
All of the Stefana /Wedding Crowns in my shop are made to order unless otherwise specified.

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.
Additional policies and FAQs
PLEASE PLACE YOUR ORDER AT LEAST 6 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING DATE !!!!!!! Thanks!