Melissae di Erice cuff in 9ct yellow gold with bees. Bees and honeycomb are inextricably linked with Sicily. The great Sicilian craftsman, Daedalus, created the first honeycomb and presented it at Erice, Sicily to Aphrodite. From the Journey to Sicily.
The bracelet measures approximately 71mm in diameter
The goddess of love, Astarte, is revered at Erice. It was there that Daedalus was tasked to make a golden honeycomb for her. Honeycomb - and therefore, bees - are inextricably linked with Sicily, so I named this collection 'Melissea', meaning 'bee', Di Erice. In the hexagons of the honeycomb on the rings and pendants, a small bee and diamond are hidden.
All Cassandra Goad Jewellery is designed and made in our workshops in London.
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.