February 7 2021
Can you believe it’s February already? It seems like only a week ago we were ringing in 2021 and ...
January 7 2021
Can you hear the collective sigh around the world? When 2020 took its final bow and the clock tur...
December 4 2020
Here at Stephanos, shopping small and supporting locals mean a lot to us. And with the holiday se...
October 23 2020
It’s that time again - time to decorate your home with carved pumpkins, jump in piles of jewel-to...
September 21 2020
The season of pumpkin spice, vibrant leaves and cozy sweaters is upon us, and with it comes our f...
August 6 2020
This unprecedented Summer has been like any other. Furthermore, the season has seemed to both drag on and fly by. We can’t believe it’s already August! While things seem to get weirder and scarier, there is still much to be thankful for and many ways to savor the rest of Summer 2020 while staying safe. Trust us, this wasn’t how we planned our Summer this year either, but Stephanos is all about flow and positivity, and we know that there is so much healing power in finding the good within any situation. With that in mind, here are a few suggestions for how to make the most of the weirdest Summer ever, with love from us to you!
May 19 2020
As entrepreneurs and small business owners, Stephanos knows a thing or two about working from home. We’ve been doing it since long before this unprecedented time, so it’s definitely not new to us. But we understand that for many people, transitioning to working at your humble abode from your previous work environment can be challenging and confusing. Not to toot our own horns, but we do consider ourselves to be experts on this subject, so we thought we’d use that expertise to bring you a collection of tips for making the transition to working remotely smoother and more comfortable.
April 23 2020
Mother’s Day is one of the most treasured holidays of the year. It’s a chance to show the women who raised us the appreciation they so deserve, to shower them with love, and remind them of how much they mean to us. This year, Mother’s Day is going to be very different across the globe. With quarantine orders in place all around the world, flattening the curve means we won’t be able to celebrate with our wonderful mothers in person (unless we are fortunate enough to already live with them), and that will likely leave a yearning in our hearts and the hearts of moms everywhere. But all hope is not lost, as there are myriad ways we can still honor our mothers and show them we love them this Mother’s Day from a safe distance. It just means we have to get creative and embrace a positive mindset to make the most of a strange and unique situation.
With that in mind, we’ve taken the liberty of compiling five ways you can celebrate Mother’s Day while staying at home and staying safe. Even though it means sacrificing your annual Mother’s Day brunch or a trip to the spa with your mom, doing the right thing will mean we can all be together sooner. So take heart, and remember that there are still plenty of ways to celebrate Mother’s Day this year!
By Stephanos staff writer Stephanie Deline
April 17 2020
In these uncertain times, the whole world seems to be in a state of stress and anxiety. We all have our own personal struggles relating to what’s happening on the planet today, and each situation is unique. But one thing we all have in common is that as humans, each and every one of us must practice self-care to help us get through this. Staying at home can present a varying set of challenges, and can definitely impact our mental and physical wellness. We do not have the same rituals and comforts that we did at the beginning of 2020...
April 4 2020
At Stephanos, we are BIG fans of pearls. Pearl jewelry has been adorned and adored since as early as 2300 BC, and for us, it’s easy to see why. These rare, timeless gems are used in most of our handcrafted jewelry - in fact, we’d go so far as to call them our main muse, and we find pearls intriguing for reasons that extend far beyond their eye-catching beauty. In celebration of the precious pearl, we have rounded up five fascinating facts about them.
December 9 2019
It’s Christmas!!!!! Our favorite time of the year has arrived, and we couldn’t be happier. Seeing all the beautiful holiday decorations and twinkling lights along the Pacific Coast Highway and in our Laguna Beach neighborhood here in Southern California.
Stephanos offers a wide variety of unique and versatile jewelry pieces. Each pearl necklace and pearl earrings are thoughtfully designed and handcrafted by Miki Latimer. She finds inspiration through her travels to Asia, Europe, and the Mediterranean. This curated Holiday Gift Guide is Miki’s top pick for your partner, mom, grand mom or sister in your life!
October 9 2019
There’s something special about fall, it could be the crisp fresh air, blue skies or falling leaves. This fall is special for Stephanos as we launch our fresh new look website! We have been working really hard on the layout and we think you will love it.
September 13 2019
A necklace is a beautiful jewelry center piece that can elevate your outfit. Based on your outfit, and specifically your neckline, we’ve come up with a few simple tips you can use.
August 21 2019
Laguna Beach and summer are synonymous, the wide array of activity’s cater to people of all interests. While some prefer sunbathing on the warm sand at anyone of Laguna’s 36 named beaches or having a picnic, others may prefer some of the more exhilarating avocations.
July 29 2019
It’s violet color is so pretty and feminine. Many are attracted to how delicate it looks and what it represents. Jewelry is a wonderful form of self-expression. Some choose to wear jewelry to compliment an outfit, while other choose jewelry for deeper more meaningful reasons.
July 15 2019
Anytime there is an opportunity for me to layer necklaces, I do so. Why? Because it creates an elevated haute look with a few stunning pieces. And because it creates a wow effect! Just a few simple rules to layering necklaces, you too can create the look effortlessly.
July 8 2019
One of our favorite semi-precious stones, Amazonite.
For many years, the source of amazonite's color was mysterious. Some people assumed the color was due to copper because copper compounds often have green and blue colors. This mysterious color is mesmerizing and can be coupled with other stones to make beautiful jewelry pieces.
June 28 2019
Asia holds a special place in Stephanos’ heart.
I find inspiration in my surroundings, especially from where I grew up, so I am delighted to be returning to Tokyo in a few weeks. I am really looking forward to meeting many of Stephanos first customers. Our Pop Up Shop on July 13, 2019 will be in Omotesando( Aoyama), Japan’s most high-end and trend-setting fashion district.
June 21 2019
Laguna Beach is a beautiful coastal city in Orange County, California. It’s known for its many art galleries, coves and beaches. I am thankful for my life in this amazing coastal beach town. And what a vibrant town for creative designers to live and find inspiration.
June 12 2019
Prince Harry and Megan’s Royal wedding took place in Windsor Castle, England last year. A Cinderella story that every women in the world dreams of. I am sure It’s not just me who was glued to the TV screen for a gorgeous wedding, while preserving the tradition. Stephanos’ beautifully hand crafted pearl earrings and pearl necklaces make the set of perfect bridal jewelry gift. Pearls symbolize purity and loyalty of it’s wearer so it’s only natural to select these beautiful stones to accompany the most important day of your life. Stephanos Chick Sassy Baroque Pearl Triple Strand Short Necklace is a wonderful bridal jewelry piece. This gorgeous strand of pearls will have everyone gasping as you walk down the aisle to say “I do!
June 6 2019
Stephanos has been involved in fundraising for non-profitable organizations. This year we are contributing 10% of sale to Surf and Turf Therapy and we are hoping more children with special needs will be benefited. We can't thank Dr. Jillian enough for her support to the local community and we are happy to be giving back to such a wonderful organization.
May 30 2019
Pearls are timeless stones that mother nature has gifted us. In fact, they are the only gemstones...
May 23 2019
It’s finally her graduation. She’s worked so hard for that diploma, it’s her time to shine. Late ...
May 18 2019
Your best friend, or BFF. We all have that one friend. Someone you can talk to about pretty much...
January 23 2019
A Golden Globe nominated movie “Crazy Rich Asians” was one of the top box office movies of 2018....
September 8 2017
Stephanos is pleased to announce that our new website has officially launched!