Some of the best moments in life aren’t planned, they just happen. This is more than true for Canadian jewellery company Pyrrha and their iconic line of talisman necklaces, bracelets and rings, which are capturing international attention. Inspired by a small box of badly damaged 19th century wax seals, found randomly at an estate sale Danielle and Wade Papin (founders of Pyrrha) discovered what would become their brands signature look, thus the heart and soul of their work.
Created from reclaimed silver, bronze and gold, their new line of zodiac talismans continues this dedication to the imperfect. The rough-hewn outcomes are rustically beautiful and full of character. Pyrrha are committed to sourcing their materials and production locally, re-investing in the community which surrounds them. They make each piece a reflection on the processes and people that craft it, a uniquely beautiful quality unrivalled in most jewellery.
This commitment to local production means that each piece is hand-crafted in their Vancouver studio, where Danielle and Wade met over a decade ago and Pyrrha was born. Together they taught themselves intricate silversmithing techniques and their original Cat’s Eye line quickly made an impression, becoming featured and loved in stores across the US. A decade on and they are internationally admired, a favourite among celebrities, and have collaborated with incredible partners. For example their original line of jewellery designed in collaboration with the massively popular HBO series Game of Thrones™.
The zodiac collection consists of 12 necklaces; each to resemble the different zodiac signs and all handcrafted using authentic Victorian era wax impressions.
"Zodiac signs have this special ability to create conversations beyond ‘hey, what’s your sign?’ They have personal significance, but also bond people together. Danielle and I are both Aries so living and working together presents some challenges - we have to constantly keep our egos in check to avoid butting heads." – Wade Papin, Co-founder of Pyrrha
A conversation starter at the very least, whether or not you believe in zodiac signs and their supposed powers or not, these necklaces are the definition of rustic elegance and the star signs add a personal touch that even the most sceptical of people can appreciate.
ARIES ZODIAC TALISMAN
March 21 - April 19
The first sign of the Zodiac, an Aries is a confident and magnetic natural born leader.
TAURUS ZODIAC TALISMAN
April 20 - May 20
The most dependable sign of the Zodiac, a Taurus like its symbol the bull, is headstrong yet unwaveringly loyal.
GEMINI ZODIAC TALISMAN
May 21 - June 20
Quick-witted and sociable, the enchanting Gemini is the proverbial life of the party.
CANCER ZODIAC TALISMAN
June 21 - July 22
The ultimate nurturer, a Cancer is sensitive, comforting, and protective of loved ones.
LEO ZODIAC TALISMAN
July 23 - August 22
Like its symbol the lion, a Leo is a courageous leader with the bravest of hearts.
VIRGO ZODIAC TALISMAN
August 23 - September 22
Industrious yet selfless, a Virgo's greatest strength is their willingness to serve the ones they love.
LIBRA ZODIAC TALISMAN
September 23 - October 22
Symbolized by balancing scales, the diplomatic Libra is gentle, loving and above all else, fair.
PISCES ZODIAC TALISMAN
February 19 - March 20
The intuitive Pisces, like its symbol the fish, is able to expertly navigate through the waters of life.
AQUARIUS ZODIAC TALISMAN
January 20 - February 18
Unconventional and independent, an Aquarius shows courage by taking the road less travelled.
CAPRICORN ZODIAC TALISMAN
December 22 - January 19
Boundlessly ambitious, a Capricorn's sense of responsibility, wisdom, and determination paves the way to their success.
SAGITTARIUS ZODIAC TALISMAN
November 22 - December 21
Like an arrow pulled back by an archer, the inquisitive Sagittarius is constantly looking forward in search of truth.