The 4 Roman Symbols
The Labyrinth was a symbol worn to trap evils spirits and protect their wearer from harm. The evil can never escape the puzzle of the Labyrinth.
The Owl of Minerva was a symbol associated with the Goddess, Minerva, and the wearer is said to have great wisdom and knowledge.
The Tree of Life was a symbol that meant strength, power, and endurance for Romans. It would be worn to prove you are an unshakable force in adversity.
The Scorpion was the symbol of Rome’s most elite soldiers, the Praetorian Guard. They used it to strike fear into their enemies, and nobody got in their way.
How the Varnos is made
Through our study of the origin of wrist wear, we learned about multiple ancient civilizations, and we found that the use of gemstones, precious metals, and cultural symbols is what defines jewelry for humankind.
We have taken those timeless foundations and combined them with state of the art crafting techniques and contemporary design.
It starts with a raging molten fire to smelt the silver to do the bidding of its maker. Pouring the scaldingly hot liquid into its mold that has been perfected over months.
Abrupt cooling hardens the silver into a rough preliminary shape. Now it's master starts polishing, surprisingly gentle for someone with big battered and scarred hands, a sign of skill and experience among artisans.
This process is repeated again and again until slowly a shape starts to emerge from the crude pieces of silver.
These segments of silver are then sent to other artisans. A stonemaster has been carefully preparing his gemstones, fashioning them into a unique rose cut cushion. Now the time has arrived to set the stones on the silver segment, delicately balancing the strength of the hold and maximizing the amount of gemstone that can be shown.
These modern-day pieces of craftsmanship are waiting to be put together to the exact wrist size of their future owner. Individually they are but a sign of skill and mastery; together they form an unending circle of the human drive to always grow and expand.