Praesidium Talismans


PANGOLIN: protection “Praesidium”

Oftentimes the threat of being hurt is what prevents us from doing what we desire. The Praesidium talisman provides one with the comfort of protection so that we are enabled to be brave. Our hearts and minds are protected, allowing us to be fearless. The armoured pangolin is complemented by the protea, which in itself, is a symbol of resilience, as it too protects its seeds in its very heart.

Available from Uwe Koeter in 10 finish options.

“Uwe Koetter Jewellers, in collaboration with the artist Nanna Venter, are delighted to bring you a range of hand-crafted talismans charged with hope and good intentions for your loved ones.

Talismans have a long history, transcending cultures and beliefs, from the medieval amulets of protection dispensed during the Bubonic plague, to Catholic icons, Native American amulets, West African gris-gris, crucifixes, the tallis, the Ta’wiz, to family heirlooms passed down through generations.

Inspired by centuries of tradition, Nanna created a selection of playful and contemporary coin necklaces to manifest your hopes and wishes, represented through four animals: The Dog for courage (Fortitudo), The Cat symbolizing balance (Statera), The Rabbit to bring luck (Fortuna) and The Pangolin for protection (Praesidium).

These symbols are kept close to the heart, to remind your most beloved of your own love and care and hope.”