Both my sister and I made incredible friendships at Ransom Everglades, but Ransom's magic is deeper than those special memories. I have always been impressed with how impactful my education there was.
After graduating, I went on to study Applied & Engineering Physics at Cornell University, and my sister studied Fine Arts at Columbia University. I believe that this was only possible because Ransom was committed to giving us each a complete education.
For both Bea and I, art was a huge part of that balance, and we were both taught by Astrid Dalins, who is still inspiring Ransom students (both future fine artists and engineers), to create beauty in this world.
Even though Bea died in 2018, my hope is that by donating 100% of the proceeds of this ring to the Arts Fund at Ransom Everglades, others will find the opportunity to see the world as she did.
My Favorite Parts of this Ring
When I look at this ring, the colors and balance immediately remind me of Ransom Everglades, and transport me to the trove of memories I have created there. The people I met through Ransom helped make me the person I am today, and it brings me joy to be reminded of the time I was able to share with them.
I am blessed to continue these friendships, and want to thank Claudia Miyar and Vicki Williamson for helping make this ring a reality.
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 cubic zirconia 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