Classic Silver & Garnet Pomegranate Earrings


$55.00

A classic silver pomegranate earrings with a round garnet gemstone hanging in the middle. 

Handcrafted.

This item is made-to-order, please allow longer time for shipment. 

 

History of the Pomegranate

The pomegranate, a theme in art and literature for more than 5000 years, is mentioned in Greek mythology, the Bible, the Torah, and the Koran.  It figures in Chinese porcelains, Turkish textiles, Italian paintings, Norwegian coverlets, Spanish chests, and Mexican embroideries. Buddhists consider the pomegranate as blessed, and use it in their art to represent the essence of favorable influences.

Even after thousands of years, the pomegranate remains exhilarating and magical. Western literature is rife with pomegranate references—from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (the nightingale that “sings on yon pomegranate tree”) to Ogden Nash (“the hardest fruit upon this planet”). Artists as diverse as Caravaggio, Botticelli and John Singer Sargent have been sufficiently charmed by the pomegranate to include it in many of their works.

 

“Your cheeks are like a slice of pomegranate, from behind your veil.” (Song of Songs 6:7)

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