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Extasia Story

Extasia Jewelry is handmade in Northern California from components sourced from around the World. In our Atelier in the Western Sierra Foothills, the inspiration of classical images and material delight continues to provide endless joy. We love making this jewelry. Dive into our collections, enjoy the rich color and allow the persistence of beauty.

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Extasia Story

In 1991, Extasia sprang out of the creative genius of its founder, Stefanie Freydont, not unlike Athena from the head of Zeus. She envisioned a line of jewelry that emanated classic beauty, old world craftsmanship, and yet stepped right out in front of the most current fashion trend with fresh and timeless aplomb. We launch four new collections a year, all original designs, and most of it hand-crafted here in our Northern California workshop. Extasia jewelry is meticulously detailed in a full palette of colors to complement any wardrobe.

Our hand-pressed glass intaglios are made in a small Bavarian village using original steel molds and techniques unchanged from the 1800s. Our shell cameos are hand carved by artisans in the tiny Italian seaside village, Torre Del Grecco, where the art of cameo carving is said to have first developed.

Stefanie Freydont is the energetic creative force behind Extasia jewelry. She is a designer first and foremost, and child of the Sixties who decided long ago that her life would always involve beauty. Life as art has been her credo, its creation and dissemination, and a natural, back-to-land lifestyle. With Extasia, Freydont has created the perfect fusion of her passions: jewelry design and rural economic development, and a life blessed with laughter, friends and family in the rural Sierra Foothills of Northern California.

 

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History 101

A brief History of Victorian Jewelry: Cameos and Intaglios, Charms and Victorian Mourning Jewelry.

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