It's our mission to make meaningful and sustainable jewelry that fosters connection through personal storytelling.
We create sustainable jewelry that holds personal significance for those who wear it. People connect with symbols and their meanings, and the individual way they resonate with their personality, ambitions, struggles or source of joy. Our intention with our talismans is to offer inspiration, connection, or simply a bit of comfort.
The stones Deucalion had thrown were formed as men, Those from Pyrrha’s hand reshaped as women. Hence we are hard, we children of the earth, And in our lives of toil we prove our birth.
Inspired by the idea of metamorphosis, we took the name Pyrrha from the Greek myth of Pyrrha & Deucalion. To us, the name is symbolic of both a physical change — the transforming of metals into jewelry — and an emotional transformation for the wearer.
Inspired by a collection of Victorian wax seals we found while digging through a box of old letters at an estate sale, our talismans evolved from a desire to give the fragile antique seals new life and permanence. We celebrate the natural imperfections of each piece of our sustainable jewelry and proudly show the maker’s hand.
Since our humble beginnings in 1995, we have been committed to handcrafting sustainable jewelry with meaning as a reaction to the proliferation of factory made, mass produced fashion jewelry that is so common in our industry. Everything seems to be cranked out at a staggering pace and then left for dead. Because we live in such a throwaway society, we feel it’s necessary to create things that will be kept.
We are a Vancouver, Canada based jewelry company that handcrafts sustainable jewelry with meaning.
Pyrrha is a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC).
The RJC is a standard-setting organization established to advance responsible ethical, human rights, social and environmental practices throughout the gold, silver, platinum group metals, diamond, and colored gemstone jewelry supply chain.
The RJC has developed a benchmark standard for the jewelry supply chain and credible mechanisms for verifying responsible business practices through third-party auditing. This policy document outlines those responsible business practices that we have adopted.
As an RJC member, we commit to operating our business in accordance with the RJC Code of Practices. We commit to integrating ethical, human rights, social and environmental considerations into our day-to-day operations, business planning activities and decision-making processes.