What inspired the name Pyrrha?

Inspired by the idea of metamorphosis, Danielle & Wade Papin took the name Pyrrha from the Greek myth of Pyrrha & Deucalion. The name describes not only a physical change – transforming reclaimed metals into jewelry – but also a positive transformation of character for the wearer of its talismans.

Read more of the Pyrrha story at World of Pyrrha.

When was Pyrrha founded?

Pyrrha was founded in 1995.

For more company history, visit World of Pyrrha.

Where is Pyrrha based?

All Pyrrha jewelry is sustainably handcrafted and shipped from our studio in Vancouver, Canada.

Where do you find the heraldic wax seals used in your designs?

Since first discovering a box of antique wax seals at an estate sale, Pyrrha’s designers now travel the world scouring flea markets, auction houses, and stores in search of these authentic 18th & 19th century treasures.

What materials does Pyrrha work with?

Pyrrha's talisman jewelry is handcrafted using environmentally conscious, 100% recycled sterling silver, bronze, and 14K yellow gold. Designs can feature conflict free precious or semi precious stones, and freshwater pearls.

What is bronze?

Bronze is an alloy consisting primarily of copper. Because bronze composition can vary, slight discrepancies in color may occur. To prevent discoloration, avoid exposing bronze jewelry to moisture or chemicals and polish regularly.

For tips on how best to maintain your Pyrrha talismans, visit Product Care.


What will I receive with my Pyrrha order?

All of our talismans arrive in an unbleached cotton Pyrrha pouch and are accompanied by a hand torn meaning card printed on handmade, recycled & biodegradable paper.  With the exception of chains and charms, every piece of Pyrrha jewelry is packaged in a Pyrrha branded gift box.

Are the products pictured online to size?

Due to discrepancies between computer monitor sizes, it is difficult to show the actual size of a product on the web. Because of this, Pyrrha provides detailed measurements and descriptions of our talismans on every product page.

Please note that due to the handmade nature of each piece, jewelry may vary slightly in size. All measurements are a near approximation.

Visit our Size Guide for more details. 

What width are the chains in mm?

The width of the chain is referred to as the ‘gauge’. Use this Chain Guide to understand how our description of the chain relates to it’s width.

Please note that all measurements are a near approximation.

Contact Us

We love to hear from you!
For any questions, concerns, feedback, or inquiries please contact Pyrrha Customer Service:
Toll Free: 1 (877) 479 7742

Can I purchase Pyrrha in a currency other than USD?

Product on is only available in USD.  If you would like to purchase in your home currency, please contact us with your address and we can direct you to the retailer closest to you or call us at 604-688-1834 to purchase over the phone.

Where can I view the Pyrrha collection?

Customers can view the full Pyrrha collection at our LA flagship store, or if you are in search of a particular talisman, please contact us for a curated list of our many retailers.

Please note that our Vancouver production studio is currently closed to the public.

Where can I find Pyrrha in my local area?

Please contact us for a list of Pyrrha retailers near you.


How can I search for a particular item on the Pyrrha website?

Our website features a variety of filters to help you find exactly what you are looking for. Type a keyword or name into the search bar or shop talismans by meaning or imagery.

How To Buy

Shopping at is easy:

  • On the homepage, browse our many categories of jewelry and accessories to find the perfect item.
  • Visit a product page to view high-resolution images, prices, and under the (+) tabs, jewelry details and dimensions. Here you can like, share, and email products to a friend.
  • Select an item and add it to your shopping cart. Then choose to continue shopping, edit your cart, or process your order.
  • If you would like to process your order you can do so by registering or by checking out as a guest.
  • Visit Extras to purchase a Pyrrha Polishing Cloth .
  • Enter your contact information and shipping address.
  • Select a shipping method.
  • Select a payment method: Visa, MasterCard or Paypal and enter your billing address.
  • Confirm your order.

Once you have confirmed your order and your transaction is complete, we will email you an order confirmation email.

If I don’t want to share my personal or payment information online, can I still make a purchase?

Yes. Pyrrha is committed to fulfilling all purchasing requests. In addition to purchasing our jewelry through our online store and at our LA flagship store, customers can place orders via direct email with the subject header ‘EMAIL PURCHASE’ or over the phone using our toll-free customer service line 1 (877) 479 7742.

The full Pyrrha collection is available for purchase at our LA flagship store, or you can contact us for a list of retailers that carry our talismans.

How can I be sure that my Pyrrha order has been processed?

Orders placed Monday through Friday will ship within 3 business days of purchase. Once an order has been placed, we will send you an order confirmation email listing your order number (ex. #0000) and details about your transaction. Retain this email as your proof of purchase receipt. Should you not receive an order confirmation email within 2 business days of purchase, please email customer service or call us toll-free at 1 (877) 479 7742 and we will be happy to assist you.

Can I cancel my order?

Once your order has been submitted, you have 12 hours to cancel your order.  Please email customer service or call us toll-free at 1 (877) 479 7742.

Can I email a Pyrrha product to a friend?

Yes. If you find a talisman that you think would be perfect for a friend or if you need a second opinion on a purchase, you can easily share it by selecting the email icon on any product page.

Can I add additional products to an existing order?

No. Once an order has been placed, Pyrrha is unable to add items to an existing order. If you would like to purchase an additional item, please place a separate order through our online store.

As Pyrrha strives to reduce the shipping and environmental costs of packaging and shipping, providing adequate notice, Pyrrha may combine and ship together consecutive orders listed with the same shipping address.

To request combined shipping, or for any other ordering enquiries, please email customer service or call us toll-free at 1 (877) 479 7742.

Is the full Pyrrha collection available for purchase online?

Our website offers a curated collection of our newest and most popular designs. If our online store does not currently feature a talisman or style you are looking for we may have it available at our LA flagship store or at one of our retailers. To find out about additional styles, or sizes, or for a listing of retailers near you, please contact us.

Can you purchase Pyrrha talismans and chains separately?

Every sterling silver, bronze, and 14K gold Pyrrha talisman is sold on a Pyrrha branded chain. Sterling silver talismans are paired with an oxidized sterling silver chain, bronze talismans come on a blackened sterling silver chain, and 14K gold talismans come on 14K gold chains.

While sterling silver and bronze talismans cannot be purchased without a Pyrrha branded chain, Pyrrha offers a wide selection of chains for individual purchase. For chain enquiries or to order a custom chain with any Pyrrha talisman, please email customer service.

How do I know what chain length to order?

Pyrrha offers a wide selection of chain gauges and lengths. Keep in mind that men’s talismans may require a longer or thicker gauge chain. To find the perfect chain for you or for any chain sizing enquiries, visit our Size Guide.


Does Pyrrha offer an engraving service?

Yes. Pyrrha offers a wide selection of engravable designs, but all of our talismans can feature a personal engraving on the back, underside or inside of each piece. The number of engravable characters possible on a particular talisman depends on jewelry style and size. All engraving is done at our Vancouver production studio.

Engraving options for Pyrrha engravable talismans are listed on their product pages.

If you would like to have your talisman custom engraved, please call us toll-free at 1 (877) 479 7742 prior to checkout.

For all other engraving enquiries please email customer service with the subject header ‘ENGRAVING’ and we will be happy to assist you.

Please note that we charge a $25 engraving fee and that all engraved pieces are final sale.

I have a family seal - can it be made into a custom talisman?

For any custom design inquiries, please contact us.

Can I customize the look of a Pyrrha talisman?

No. Maintaining authenticity is important to us and we do not allow modifications to our designs.

Pyrrha's talismans are designed using authentic 18th & 19th century wax impressions and often retains century-old wear and tear, including cracks and imperfections.

The handmade nature of our jewelry means that slight variations might occur from piece to piece. All Pyrrha bears the maker’s hand and this is part of what makes it unique and meaningful.

Does Pyrrha offer gift packaging?

Yes.  Each piece of our jewelry comes in one of our Pyrrha branded black gift boxes.