In 1993, Wade and Danielle Papin met, fell in love and began handcrafting jewelry at their kitchen table in Vancouver. Two years later—following myriad conversations about their shared appreciation for good design and old things—they founded Pyrrha with a commitment to letting their materials inspire their work.
"Inspiration for our signature talisman jewelry came to us at an estate sale while digging through a box of old letters adorned with dirty, cracked, and fragile wax seals. Rich in heraldic symbolism, something about the antiquity of the seals made their sentiment feel more genuine.
Fascinated by the art of heraldry and compelled to preserve their rough-hewn history, we use the seals to make talisman jewelry that conveys an inspirational message. We celebrate the cracks and flaws in the wax, choosing to preserve a handmade feel."