Nothing prepares you for the fantastic black and white swirling beach pavements of Rio de Janeiro designed by Roberto Burle Marx, the architect turned landscape designer. He created them in the 1970s and with the long beachfront stretching for miles you get swept up in the samba like rhythm they create. Copacabana beach undulates like a great black and white ribbon right up to the sand. Ipanema plays out a sort of 60-70s hopscotch pattern, and here and there some trees offer a little shade and colour.
Silver is the most malleable of metals and when freshly polished takes a mirror like shine. All of the sterling silver used in Cassandra Goad jewellery is of the highest quality and crafted in one of our workshops in London. Cassandra always finds her silver from sustainable sources and where possible recycles the metal; never compromising on quality
All Cassandra Goad jewellery is designed and made in the
workshops in London.
As a gemmologist, the chemical composition and properties of gemstones have always fascinated Cassandra. Ever in search of the unusual and rare, she 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, his interpretation is vital to the overall feel of the jewel. The jewel is then mounted, assayed , polished and set. Many of Cassandra's jewels can be hand engraved with a personal message to make a unique bespoke gift.
'If only I could have arrived like a migrating bird to the mouth of the January river- Rio de Janeiro- and plunged in to the azure ocean. What a beautiful land I would have seen.' Cassandra's words from the start of her Vibrant Brazil collection.