Ever since Roman times and even earlier, the pearl has been a symbol of purity, wisdom, and unadorned, simple elegance. As a staple of modern luxury jewelry, pearls are used to bring powerful beauty to a woman’s outfit. This unique and natural crystal seems to never go out of style and continues to be a popular choice for fine jewelry regardless of the era.
Pearls pendants are an especially charming and luxurious piece and are part of many women’s jewelry collections. Something about the subtle and flawless look of a single pearl on a gold necklace is truly captivating, and it’s no wonder that many families pass down their pearl pendants as a family heirloom, from mother to daughter and onwards. Although some pearl pendants are plain with no decoration, adding embellishment goes a long way to creating a unique and beautiful piece.
In our design studio here at Gugoco, we’ve developed an exciting new pearl pendant that incorporates the classic simplicity of minimalist luxury but also has a new intricate element that adds a special Armenian touch. As we know, grapes are an essential symbol of Armenian culture, and we’ve brought the beautiful motif of grape leaves to our latest collection.
According to Armenian belief, when Noah came down from the ark onto dry land, he planted a grapevine in Armenia. In fact, there’s even archaeological evidence that winemaking stretched back to this region to around 4,000 B.C. This early winery is actually the first documented in history, and wine presses, jars, vats, and seeds were found in this ancient Armenian cave. Because this fruit is at the heart of Armenia’s origins, it’s no wonder that the symbol of grapes and wine plays such an important role in Armenian culture. Not to mention grape leaves are a favorite element of Armenian cuisine!
Our new line of pearl pendants features a luminous 10mm freshwater pearl, surrounded by three lovely grape leaves in 18k gold. This new design brings a powerful reminder of Armenian heritage to the gold pearl necklace and offers added depth and meaning to the pearl necklace’s status as a treasured family heirloom.
The true meaning behind our creation is the love and warmth of family, especially a mother’s love. This is why our pearl pendant makes such a great gift between mother and daughter, or simply to hand down to each generation. The grape leaves wrapped gently holding the pearl represents a mother’s precious and dedicated love for her children and her family. After all, there’s nothing more pure than a mother’s love for her children, so a pearl is a perfect gem for a touching family gift. If you’re looking for the ideal present that honors family values and female beauty and resilience at once, this pearl pendant is a heartwarming choice.
Our collection also features earrings for an elegant night on the town, and cufflinks as well. Explore our full collection of jewelry and see how you can best express your love of Armenian culture and tradition.