Good Fortune Pomegranate Locket

N223d

Handcrafted in Istanbul

$310.00

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This oxidized and gold-plated pomegranate locket opens to reveal an abundant trove of red dyed jade seeds. A symbol of abundance and good-fortune, this festive fruit is sweet inside and out. Pomegranates are a traditional Grecian house-warming gift. Make this beauty an offering to your favorite hostess, bringing abundant blessings for years to come. Handcrafted in Istanbul. Individually oxidized to achieve its distinctive color. Tone will vary.

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The Story Behind This Piece

The pomegranate has long held symbolic meanings for the Greeks. In ancient times, they were offered to the gods for fertile land and for the spirits of the dead. Today, it is still conventional for a guest to bring a pomegranate as a housewarming gift, which is placed near the home altar of the house as a symbol of abundance, good luck and fertility.

Jewish tradition teaches that the pomegranate is a symbol for righteousness, while the Qur’an features pomegranates in the gardens of paradise, and many Christian depictions of the Christ child and his mother show them holding pomegranates in their hands as symbols of resurrection.
Finally, the pomegranate ties to the infamous history of Anne Boleyn. The fruit was originally an emblem in the coat of arms of Catherine of Aragon, a devout Catholic and the first wife of King Henry VIII. After the King divorced Catherine to marry Anne Boleyn, Boleyn’s first decree designated a new coat of arms, showing a white falcon pecking at a pomegranate.
Inside and out, the pomegranate delights and allures, and we suspect that all our pomegranate-wearing ladies out there do the same!