Conca d'Oro Ruby Cuff
£7,580
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Conca d'Oro cuff in 9ct yellow gold and set with cabochon rubies. Inspired by a confessional in the Monreale (Murriali in Sicilian) cathedral, Palermo, built in 1174 by William II of Sicily. The Cathedral looks out over the Conca d'Oro (Golden shell) land which stretches for about a hundred square kilometers, from Bagheria and Villabate East up to the West, once cultivated with citrus groves, from which the name, linked to the typical colours of the fruits echoing the golden colour, comes. From the Journey to Sicily.

The circumference measures approximately 170mm.

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Conca d'Oro

The conca d'oro, or Golden Shell of Palmero, is visible from the hill of Monreale. When I entered into the cool of the cathedral from the heat outside, I was overhwelmed by the decorations everywhere, but it was the wood work of the confessionals that had been beautifully carved with an intricate pattern, that took my attention. Once back in my studio, I stripped away the wood around the design I had orginally sketched, and took just the outline of the pattern, framing it to give it a stucture. Conca d'Oro, the cuff, was born.

Yellow Gold

Gold is a metal that Cassandra loves to work with, it takes a wonderful pátina with time. Cassandra has the skill of knowing which carat, strength and durability of gold to use, where stone setting is concerned, so that jewels last and look beautiful for generations. Sourcing gold and other metals responsibly from people who have the same ethical vision as herself is particularly important, and she encourages transformations from old unworn jewels in to new sparkling pieces. When receiving jewels from Cassandra Goad, you can be assured that only the highest quality gold is being used.

If you would like to have this design crafted bespoke for you in another metal - silver, white or rose gold - please contact us and we will be delighted to make this for you.

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