Fashion Friday: Pyrrha Jewelry
Today I’m thrilled to be sharing my favourite jewelry line with you. Pyrrha jewelry is created in Vancouver, British Columbia, by a jeweler couple, Wade Papin and Danielle Wilmore, who came across a collection of old wax seals from the 18th and 19th century, and wanted to give them a new life.
I personally fell in love with their pieces back, in 2009, when a best friend wore one of their necklaces as her wedding jewelry. This year, I was treated to a gorgeous necklace of my very own. Today I want to share the beautiful rings that they have been crafting from these same seals — each with a unique meaning and significance.
From the Pyrrha site:
Jewelers traditionally try to make everything look perfect, say Danielle and Wade, “but we like to show the maker’s hand. We celebrate the original cracks in the waxes… Making jewelry out of them was inspired by a desire to give the fragile waxes new life and permanence.
Here are just a few of my favourites from their gorgeous ring collection, and below each image, what they represent:
“This handmade wax seal reads Fidèle En Absence which means Fidelity in Absence in French. Pictured is a turtle dove perched on the tree of life, a symbol of interconnectedness and unity.”
“This handmade wax seal band ring reads Omnia Vanitas in Latin, which means All Is Emptiness. The mortality symbols that appear on this seal, such as the skull and the hourglass, are reminders of the transient nature of material things.”
“This handmade wax seal ring features the Latin phrase Carpe Diem which is Latin for Seize The Day. The hourglass with wings is symbolic of time’s swift flight.”
“This handmade wax seal ring features a fox which represents someone who will use all of their wit and wisdom in their defense.”
“This handmade wax seal ring reads Omnia Vincit Amor in Latin, which means Love Conquers All.”
Which is your favourite?