CALISTA is a Mexican contemporary jewelry brand co-founded by sisters Laura and Regina Hernandez in June 2019. They joined their talents to create collections that capture the essence of mythological stories and represent the values embedded in them.
Our 2021 collection is Bennu, inspired in Egyptian mythology. Bennu is a mythological bird, considered the Egyptian phoenix, who is reborn from its ashes. It is believed to be the soul of Ra, god of the Sun. The Bennu sings its most beautiful song just before it is consumed in flames to renew itself for a new beginning, just like the sun. Its name means “to rise in brilliance”. For the creators of Calista, this collection was the expression of the aftermath of 2020 in which the world changed so much we had to reinvent and recreate much of what we knew.
Each piece is designed and handmade by expert Mexican artisans in 22K gold plated brass, lapis lazuli and red coral. For CALISTA the true meaning of jewelry is the meaning we imprint on it, as well as the memories and emotions we associate with it. Bennu represents the power to reinvent ourselves and be reborn from the ashes. To recognize that there is also beauty in the darkest of moments, as the Bennu song or the colors of sunset. And finally, the knowledge that after dark there will be light with the rising sun.