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Vancouver, the cultural capital of British Columbia, has bred and nurtured a fertile community of independent thinkers. Pyrrha Design, a downtown Vancouver-based jewelry design company, are a great example of the iconoclastic attitude of the city as whole. Their latest line, Seals, is based entirely around incorporating antique wax seals (mostly found at estate sales and junk shops) into rings, necklaces, and pendants. The pieces are more striking than most jewelry you see these days because of the use of ancient symbols to convey deep meaning with each pendant and the craftsmanship that goes into each handmade item. Refinery29 takes a look at Pyrrha's designs and the inspiration they find in the city of Vancouver.

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