I created Pharaoun to honor the powerful women who shaped me, and each of my designs is inspired by the women in my life. I don’t think my story is unique, as I see power, independence, and beauty in all of the women around me.
Both my grandmothers lost great wealth and social prestige in Cuba, yet Enid and Elodia raised my parents, aunts and uncles with a determination that has nothing to do with money.
Fiercely independent, naturally beautiful, and with an intrinsic sense of legacy, they embody my sense of elegance.
They taught me about jewelry and how it should be worn.
I design cocktail rings because I believe they represent something truly special: I believe that the cocktail ring is the woman’s ring.
Worn on the right hand and not the left, a cocktail ring represents your relationship with no one other than yourself. The cocktail ring is your ring, and I want your ring to remind you of your favorite version of yourself.
My name is Sergio Mendoza, and I design rings to honor the women who shaped me, and now I’d love to honor you.”
Each Pharaoun cocktail ring holds a story, and so does the company’s owner. Sergio Mendoza lost his wife, Sarah, to breast cancer, and he started Miami-based Pharaoun Cocktail Rings to honor her memory as well as celebrate the other powerful women in his life. In addition to his showstopping pieces of jewelry, we couldn’t love Sergio’s philosophy on them more: “Worn on the right hand and not the left, a cocktail ring represents your relationship with no one other than yourself.”
I want to honor the women in my life, but I also want to honor you. You deserve to be honored, and I want to help you to honor yourself.
A cocktail ring is not like other jewelry. Beautiful, yes, but more importantly, a cocktail ring should be personal, and the best cocktail rings symbolize your relationship with yourself.
Give yourself the time to find yourself in one of my rings, and I hope your ring will remind you of your favorite version of yourself.
Thank you for being an incredible woman. Big hug. Sergio.