a bite of temptation
Beautiful drop earrings from Les Nereides, showcasing a pair of pomegranates. One earring shows the pomegranate whole, while the other has a slice removed to show the seeds inside. Hand-enameled and made in Paris, France.
The Pomegrante, made famous by the Myth of Persephone, symbolizes fertility, beauty, sex, lust and innocence. Much like Persephone, its attributes contain the two sides of love - innocent purity and sexual lust.
Persephone had to spend 6 months out of the year with Hades, God of the Underworld, before she could return to her mother Demeter above ground. When she returned to her mother, Spring awakened. When she descended to Hades to take up her position as Queen of the Underworld, Winter began. She, along with Pomegrante, became a dual-icon for both forms of love.
Materials: Brass, 14kt gold plating, hand-enamel, faceted crystals
Matching Necklace: HERE
About Les Nereides:
Feminine and sophisticated, timeless and proud of its inspiration drawn from Nature, Les Néréides offers a collection of one of a kind affordable luxury jewels.
This vision is driven by the search for sophistication and ultra feminity. Each detail of each design by Les Néréides is carefully considered, in the purest tradition of French good taste. “Fashion fades, but style is here to stay”: anchored in 40 years of expertise, Les Néréides offers a timeless style, governed by vibrant colors.
In the heart of its Parisian workshop, each piece stems from a drawing straight out of the imagination of the designers. The jewels are then manufactured and delicately hand-painted following the enameling technique.
Les Néréides is also committed socially. In 2015, Pascale and Enzo Amaddeo created the Foundation Loves Animals. Each season, 15% of the sales of two specific collections are donated to shelters and associations that have been selected based upon their actions for the animal cause. This love for animals is a reality in the company where employees can bring their dog at the office. At times, you will meet up to 9 of them in our Paris offices.
The craftsmanship was fantastic. Very well made the fruit was very detailed. I love them..