Tamara chain bracelet in 9ct yellow gold. The Fig tree, of which this is a stylised version from the marble Cloister pillars of Monreale, Palermo, was a Jewish symbol of grace and elegance and often given as a gift to Jewish women. The name comes from King David's beautiful daughter who was called Tamar(a). From the Florio collection part of the Journey to Sicily.
The bracelet measures approximately 220mm.
Inspired by a stylised version of the fig tree ('Tamar', in Hebrew), I took the idea for the bracelet and earrings from a detail of the marble pillars in the cloisters of Monreale. King David's beautiful daughter was called Tamar(a), and so it seemed a charming name for a golden design that I made double sided so I could keep the lightness and delicateness of the carved fig tree and yet make it strong enough to be worn everyday.
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.