America
America
America
America

America

Regular price $295 Sale

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.

This ring is based on the same design as the Shield of Athena, but it is my only ring with two colors.  I needed to create a ring that shares my love for America, and it deserved its own name.

If you are comparing this ring to Shield of Athena, you can be assured that the beauty will still be there but you can enjoy the additional complexity and meaning of this unique design.

Every 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 crystals used are each stone-cut, polished, and set by hand, and represent my favorite natural stones.  Each style can also be ordered in 22 karat gold over 18 karat gold, with prices starting at $2950.

Not sure about your ring size? I can help.  Let me send you my complimentary ring sizer, just request one here.