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America Bonbon Cocktail Ring

$165

The Story of America

This ring is intended to symbolize what America means to you. You can carry that meaning with you and wear this ring proudly. To me, the American flag represents the best ideas humanity has discovered.

There are three that rise above all others: freedom, opportunity, and equality. I would love to hear what the American flag means to you.

I grew up in Miami, and my parents are Cuban, so when I visited Cuba in 2000 with my sister, parents, grandmother and aunt, I expected a nostalgic trip where I would be envious of their past. My family has been Cuban for centuries, but during that trip I did not feel any nostalgia for Cuba. What I felt was how shockingly American I am, and how proud I am to be American. It was as if no one on the island had ever read Animal Farm.

P.S. Incidentally, my wife Sarah’s grandmother’s name was America, and I wanted to name my daughter America, but my wife wouldn’t let me. America raised 10 kids of her own and adopted 2 more. They all went to college and 3 served in the United States military. She was an amazing woman.

My Favorite Parts of this Ring

Throughout history, jewelry designers have been fascinated by the perfect juxtaposition of sapphires, rubies, and diamonds, and I am too.  There is something special about being able to combine the beauty of these colors with the meaning of the American flag.

You might think I am completely irreverent for turning each of the stones upside down and reverse-setting them for this design, but in the process, I was forced to create a new geometry to support the unfamiliar reflections of these typically hidden facets, which I believe led me to a complete design that feels perfectly classical.

I must confess, I am in love with my Bonbon design. Small enough for every day, but significant enough to have recognizable power, every time I hold a Bonbon in my hand, I feel its magic, and I can’t help but smile.

I chose to name this collection after my favorite chocolate confection, the bonbon, because I believe there is a special magic in exploring a box of exquisite chocolates.  With each piece, there is the potential to find yourself in its unique flavor and reveal a special joy.  My hope is that I can create Bonbons as diverse as your strengths, and that your Bonbon captures a little magic for you.

Your Pharaoun should remind you of your favorite version of yourself.

"What I find is that in the chaos of every day, women forget themselves, their strength, their beauty, and their independence.  

I want my designs to inspire women to be their favorite version of themselves, and that starts with you honoring yourself."

- Sergio Andrés Mendoza, Designer

America Bonbon Cocktail Ring

$165
  • My Guarantee

    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 design is real and timeless.

    If for any reason you would like to return your Pharaoun piece to me, just ask, and I will purchase it from you for the full original purchase price, no questions asked.

    That’s My Guarantee - Sergio.

  • Craftsmanship & Materials

    Each Pharaoun piece is designed by me, Sergio, and handmade in my workshop of sterling silver with manmade cubic zirconia stones. My yellow gold, pink gold, and black rhodium pieces are additionally plated in 22 karat yellow gold, 18 karat rose gold, and black rhodium respectively.

    If you have any additional questions about my design or creation process, please contact me directly here:

    Contact Sergio

  • Shipping

    I try to ship out your pieces on the same day or next business day after you place your order. 

    Domestic packages in the US that qualify for free shipping are sent either First Class or Priority Mail through USPS.  You should receive your Pharaoun pieces within 2 to 5 business days after placing your order.  If you have a special event or would like me to ship yours overnight, please let me know, and I will do everything I can to get your ring to you on time.

    International packages are sent using Global Priority Express through USPS.  Time until delivery varies by country, but in my experience take between 3 and 30 days.

  • Returns

    I want you to love your Pharaoun, so if it isn't perfect, please let me know, and I will exchange, replace or refund your order right away. 

    Returns are accepted on any design regardless of the purchase date, for your choice of either an exchange or a full refund.

    When you are ready, please email me at returns@pharaoun.com, so I can send out your new Pharaoun or refund you right away.