My sister studied art in Rome and Florence, and the classical world has always been a huge inspiration for both of us.
This ring reminds me of a volcano, just like the one that covered Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 AD with its lava and gave us a window into the past. The destructive power of Mt. Vesuvius’ eruption magically preserved the supreme beauty of a world that is mostly forgotten, and reaffirms that the ancients were just like us.
I am a student of the past and revel on the shoulders of giants. Every time I study the grace, beauty, and taste of the ancient world, I feel a bond with the men and women of countless generations before us.
Their lives were more like ours than we remember, and I hope this ring reminds you of what we have in common not only with our ancestors, but also our own generation, and those yet to come.
My Favorite Parts of this Ring
I find this ring totally regal. It is a real stunner, and as I like to say, you can “dance with the Russians, and not feel under-dressed”. If you are looking for a formal and elegant ring for a special day or night, this ring might be the one for you.
One of my favorite parts of this ring is the combination of the stone cut and its setting. The particularly brilliant cut of this stone, when mounted with a closed-back, brings out a richness and depth of color that is mesmerizing. I hope it enchants you as well.
Anaïs for Breast Cancer
My daughter’s favorite rings are always rosado, and this pink version of Herculaneum is named after her.
I come from a long line of fantastically beautiful women, but in general, they have been so naturally blessed, that they did not need to be very feminine. I overreacted, and married the most feminine woman I could find, and was blessed to have a daughter that is also very feminine. My grandmother Ita says that a woman’s femininity is her greatest power. I don’t know if that is true, but I think it is definitely worth considering. My grandmother’s advice is always very good.
Pink also happens to be the rallying color for the war against breast cancer. My wife Sarah died from metastatic breast cancer, and I do not want my daughter to die. This ring is my daughter Anaïs’ favorite color, but it also captures my hope that we can prevent all of our daughters from dying from this terrible disease. I am donating 100% of the purchase price of my Anaïs ring to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (bcrf.org). I need to. I am scared, and want to be optimistic about my daughter’s future health.
All $295 of your purchase will be donated to BCRF, so I am personally donating all of the costs for your ring to match your generosity.
Handmade in my workshop
Each Pharaoun Cocktail Ring is designed by me, Sergio Andrés Mendoza, and produced using the lost-wax casting technique in my workshop out of sterling silver and then covered with 22 karat gold. The glass stones used are each stone-cut, polished, and set by hand, and represent my favorite natural stones.
Do you believe in value? I do.
A beautiful piece of jewelry that is exquisitely crafted from noble materials has an intrinsic value, and I believe in ours. The value of a Pharaoun cocktail ring is real and timeless.
If for any reason you would like to return your cocktail ring to me, just ask, and I will purchase it from you for the full original purchase price, no questions asked.
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ "Dear Sergio, Let me tell you a little about 'the ring'. I love wearing it. I love the way it makes me feel and I love the way it looks. Every time I have worn it, people stop in their tracks to compliment me on it. Thank you for sharing your beauty with me." - Rita
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