Qut'b Minar silver cuff, inspired by a marble frieze in the Qut'b Minar, Delhi. From the Journey to India.
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.
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.