Santavanitas Atalus 18kt Gold-plated Necklace
Santavanitas, from Spanish designer Pilar Cano Romero, is an intensely story-driven labor of love, with each piece uniquely representing and commentating on a keen observation of our lives and humanity.
The Romans already knew the power of the ‘fascinus’ over the evil eye. Soldiers and pregnant women used to wear around the neck amulets in the shape of a winged penis. In the Roman culture, the protective character of the phallus is commonly related to powers of regeneration and virility. It was believed that the reactions of embarrassment and laughter to this supposedly obscene image had the power to dodge curses.
Mixing past and future, every piece is designed from the latest 3D techniques and crafted by local artisans through the old process of lost wax casting. The process is slow and the productions are small, but always responsible, sustainable and human. Pilar wanted to create a brand that is rooted in a purpose beyond aesthetics, contemporary heirlooms that make the wearer feel empowered, protected, stronger. Masculine and feminine, both are always present in Pilar’s personal aesthetics, for her there are no divisions.
- Handcrafted in Cordoba, Spain
- 18Kt gold-plated 925 silver
- Charm measures 10mm x 15mm
- Adjustable flat chain measures 60cm