This pendant by Pyrrha is simple and lovely, with a snippet of poetry by Atticus. It reads: “Love her but leave her wild.”
I have a whole lot of things to say about this pendant, so we’re going to start off with the easy ones!
All of Pyrrha’s designs are inspired by the aesthetic of Victorian seal fobs. The majority of the pieces have symbols, but a few (like this one) have words. They’re simple but charismatic and full of meaning. I think this would be a lovely gift for people in all different kinds of relationships.
I love the seal design; it’s so interestingly dimensional to look at. I also love that it expresses love in a way that celebrates the wearer’s autonomy and unique spirit – that’s not an approach you see frequently in sentimental jewelry.
This particular pendant is especially meaningful because Pyrrha is donating $100 of each sale to the non-profit To Write Love on her Arms, which aims to present hope for people struggling with addiction, depression, self-injury and thoughts of suicide, while also investing directly into treatment and recovery.
Quite a few of the people I love have struggled with depression and/or similar demons, myself included. It also just so happens that this week, September 10-16th, is National Suicide Prevention week.
2017 has been a hard year for a lot of people, and the devastation of the recent weeks’ natural disasters is going to have lasting effects. Catastrophic events and the uncertain, unsettled times they bring are hard for anyone, but for people who struggle with issues like depression, these things can feel nearly impossible to face.
Part of what I think is so great about the quote on this pendant is that it reinforces the idea that you can’t change a person, even for their own good. You can only love them.
That’s all I’ve got for today. Take care of yourselves, my darlings, especially if you’ve been directly affected by recent events.
This piece is available on Pyrrha’s website. All images c/o Pyrrha.