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Just Dessert Necklace

N617aox

Handcrafted in Istanbul

$110.00 $99.00

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Among the myriad of meaning associated with the pomegranate is its use as a symbol for righteousness. This elegant piece plays on both the sweet and serious sides of this just “dessert.” Gorgeous dyed-jade seeds set in a gold-plated filigree base make this piece undeniably sophisticated, while the long chain allows you to change up how you wear it right along with your mood and fancy! Handcrafted in Istanbul. Materials: 18-24k gold plated brass, turquoise, red dyed jade. Measurements: pendent width 1.5″, height 2.25″, chain length 36″ (drop 18″).

Inspiration

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!