About Pharaoun

Elodia

Thank you for discovering Pharaoun Cocktail Rings.  My name is Sergio Andrés Mendoza, and my hope is that you see more in my rings than just a beautiful design.  My rings are very special to me, and I also want them to inspire you.

I created Pharaoun to honor the powerful women who shaped me, and each of my designs is inspired by the women in my life.  I don’t think my story is unique, as I see power, independence, and beauty in all of the women around me.


Both my grandmothers lost great wealth and social prestige in Cuba, yet Enid and Elodia raised my parents, aunts and uncles with a determination that has nothing to do with money.  Fiercely independent, naturally beautiful, and with an intrinsic sense of legacy, they embody my sense of elegance.  They taught me about jewelry and how it should be worn.
 
MomI was able to learn from the world’s great cities, attend the best schools, and enjoy incredible food because my mother worked.  She graduated in the first class to include women at Princeton University, but didn’t start law school until we were almost in middle school.  She taught me to love learning and shared her confidence with me.  She is my Athena.
 
beatrizMy sister Beatriz continuously pushed what it means to live beautifully.  A prolific artist with an extraordinary sense of color and composition, she created most of the art in my home.  When you surround yourself with physical beauty, and choose to live your life beautifully and full of love, the sublime can be reached.  My sister is my greatest teacher.
 
My wife Sarah taught me about joy, romantic love, and how wonderful our relationships with our children can be. She taught me so much, and I’m still learning from her.  Sarah’s natural elegance, her smile, and her love of people and life was contagious.  She made everyone feel incredible, loved, and happy.  I am so blessed that she was my partner for ten years, and she is a large part of my heart.  She is the woman that inspires every ring, and I dedicate Pharaoun to her.
 
anaisMy daughter Anaïs teaches me about purity, and what it means to be a woman.  Every day I marvel at her innate power, beauty, and grace.  She is the most elegant woman I know (and she is only 3 years old). 
 

I want to honor the women in my life, but I also want to honor you.  You deserve to be honored, and I want to help you to honor yourself.

A cocktail ring is not like other jewelry.  Beautiful, yes, but more importantly, a cocktail ring should be personal, and the best cocktail rings symbolize your relationship with yourself.

Give yourself the time to find yourself in one of my rings, and it will inspire you to be the best version of yourself.  

Thank you for being an incredible woman.  Big hug.  Sergio.


Sergio Andres Mendoza Portrait
Photo credit:
Ocean Drive Magazine & Mary Beth Koeth