Lemons originated in northwestern India, Burma, and Chine and were introduced in 200 A.D. in southern Italy, cultivated in Iraq and Egypt by 700 A.D. and then distributed through Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean region. They finally reached the Americas through Christopher Columbus.
Throughout centuries, they have been used as a symbol for various meanings including longevity, purification, love, and friendship.
In literature, lemons have been used as a symbol of cleansing, freshness, and healing. In the Catholic tradition, the lemon tree is often associated with the Virgin Mary because it is a symbol of fidelity of love.
In magical applications, lemons are often associated with the moon and have been used to honor lunar deities.
This beautiful and substantial lemon pendant was crafted in the early years of the famed Italian Pomellato jewelry company. A large statement piece, this beautifully detailed and textured lemon pendant was crafted in 18k gold, it weighs 15.8g and measures approximately 27.3mm tall (not including the bail) and 17.7mm (not including the leaf). The bail bears the Pomellato hallmark, as well as "750" for 18k gold and the makers mark. In immaculate condition. You will receive the pictured pendant.
About the company - When Pino Rabolini (1936–2018) founded Pomellato in 1967, he was continuing the heritage of goldsmithing in his Milanese family but wanted to take a different approach to fine jewelry. While so many European jewelers, including Cartier, Bulgari and Van Cleef & Arpels, were designing status pieces, Rabolini turned toward women interested in everyday style. In fact, the first few pieces he designed were an homage to the women — actresses, singers and artists — at Bar Jamaica, a popular Milanese bar frequented by the city’s creative set. He wanted to craft pieces for the women of Italy (and eventually the world) who deserved to wear fine jewelry that reflected their dynamic identities, even if they were merely headed to their unassuming local bar or cafe.
Rabolini helped revolutionize the world of fine jewelry by offering women an opportunity to wear colorful gems in their daily lives. Among the brand’s innovations were its advertising campaigns, which included work by leading black and white photographers like Gian Paolo Barbieri in the 1970s, Helmut Newton in the 1980s and Alistair Taylor Young, Lord Snowdon and Javier Vallhonrat in the 1990s. In the 2000s, Michel Comte led the brand's shift into color photography for its campaigns.
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