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.
Handcrafted in Istanbul
Pomegranates were traditionally offered as house-warming gifts, believed to bless a home with abundance and fertility. This handcrafted ring captures its visibly fruitful nature with dyed-jade seeds bursting from an oxidized gold-plated base, and turquoise-spotted leaves. Gypsy’s pomegranate pieces are a best-selling collection, cherished for their timeless beauty and symbolism. Handcrafted in Istanbul. Individually oxidized to achieve its distinctive color. Tone will vary. Materials: 18-24k gold plated brass, red dyed jade, turquoise. Measurements: width 0.75″, height 1″, weight 0.5oz.
The Story Behind This Piece
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!
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