Pyrrha is run by a husband and wife team based here in Vancouver. Their wax seal jewelry is handcrafted in their studio a few blocks from Lark. All of their bronze and reclaimed silver is ethically sourced. In heraldry, the griffin's amalgamation of lion and eagle gains in courage and boldness. It is used to denote strength and military courage and leadership. Griffins are portrayed with rear body of a lion, an eagle's head, with erect ears, and feathered breast, with forelegs of an eagle, including claws. The combination indicates a combination of intelligence and strength. Approx 1/2".
Pyrrha designers Wade Papin and Danielle Wilmore handcraft their signature line of jewelry by casting 19th century wax seals into meaningful pendants, necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets. Each piece of jewelry is made from reclaimed sterling silver, bronze or 14k gold, and is handmade in the pair's Vancouver studio. Rich in symbolism, each of the wax seal jewelry designs have unique meaning culled from heraldry: gryphon's denoting bravery, wings symbolizing protection, and anchors signifying hope. We hope that you find a piece that holds personal meaning for you.