Are We Really Sisters?
Since the studio is named after the Italian word for sister (sorella), we’re often asked if the owners are really sisters. We can confirm that the owners, Lynn and Beth Stefani, are indeed sisters, and great friends. Our history together provides us with great advantages, including a shorthand for communication and an unbreakable trust.
Born only 14 months apart (Beth is the younger … but don’t mention that to Lynn), we’ve shared a lot over the years. We were excited to create a business that allowed us to work together and combine our interests, talents and skills. Sorella Jewelry Studio was founded in 2007.
While Lynn and Beth each have their own areas of specialization – Lynn manages production and operations while Beth handles web operations and marketing – we work closely together on planning and product development.
Family doesn’t just stop with Lynn and Beth, though. Family is central to Sorella. Whether family by birth or by choice, our jewelry celebrates the important people in our lives and those close and precious personal ties.
We frequently call on members of our own close Italian family to be guinea pigs for our latest ideas or to pitch in. Our artist sister, Jill Stefani Wagner, is a graphic and fine artist who has played a big roll in the Sorella “look” and has even designed some pieces. Lynn’s and Jill’s daughters model our work for photographs and provide great insight into the tastes of the Millennial generation. Our mother is an enthusiastic evangelist who wears our jewelry on her worldwide travels and spreads the word.
We’ve recently stepped out behind the curtain and posted a photo of ourselves on our About page. That’s a “serious” photo. We thought we’d include a photo on this post that is less serious, but very authentically us. On the left is Beth, with her assistant, Finn. And on the right, Lynn with her assistant, Toby. We’re a fun team.
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