Cassandra has always admired the ancient form of counting with an abacus. The way the beads move up and down, in a gentle rhythm seemed to her to echo the dancing, lilting, swaying of the very musical Brazilians. So she designed this cuff inspired on the movement of an abacus, with the beads replaced with pearls and called it Carioca: Cariocas are the inhabitants of Rio (from the original Tupi language of Brazil : karai oca ). From the Journey to Brazil.
Carioca cuff in 9ct yellow gold with freshwater pearls. This cuff measures approximately 64mm.
Cassandra herself designs all her jewels and works closely with her stone cutters and craftsmen throughout the process from design through to creation including on her bespoke projects.
Ever in search of the unusual and rare, Cassandra travels the world to source beautiful gemstones, either in the rough or cut form.
The craftsman works as an artist recreating the design in metal. The jewel is then mounted, assayed, polished and set.