Sterling silver with white rhodium plating. Toggle clasp with a gold-plated leaf catch, 36" sterling silver chain.
Manya & Roumen's pieces are homages to the animal kingdom. They slither, flutter, and perch on the wearer as totems of the strength, resilience, courage, perseverance, and wisdom accumulated by animals over the millions of years that they have roamed this earth. When designing a piece, Manya researches all details related to an animal from the animal's bone structure to social behavior. After drawing a rough sketch, Manya carves the animal from a block of wax, allowing the wax's malleable and forgiving nature to influence the outcome. Cast in precious metals and finished by hand, each intricate piece is handmade in New York’s Hudson Valley.