Santavanitas Janus 18k Gold-plated Cape Brooch
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. This piece is inspired by the old brooches that tied woollen capes. They were used to hold the warm garment on the neck and shoulders.
Janus is the Roman god of doors, beginnings, and endings. God of transitions, time, duality and ambiguity, he was normally represented by two faces of opposing profiles: one looking to the past and one to the future.
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.
- Brooch measurements: Width: 22mm x Height: 40mm
- Chain Length: 30cm
- Available in solid 925 sterling silver, 18Kt gold-plated 925 silver with 3 microns & solid 18Kt gold.
- Handcrafted in Cordoba, South of Spain.