Upon the advice of my wonderful driver, Dilip, I went to Qut'b Minar. A tall brick minaret and part of an Islamic complex built in the 12th century by the second Dehli Sultan, Iltutmish. I traced up and down the loopings of the marble carving, realising the gold in my ring once scaled down, would only be the thickness of my pencil lines. So, I created a liner that fitted on the finger like a glove and gave depth to the design. Each ring has to be made individually each time to fit the wearer.
I created the cuff to be bold and strong, piercing out the intricate pattern in silver and gold out of thick sheet, turning it to fold round the wrist.
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 regularly 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.
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.