Volo d'Angelo bracelet in 18ct yellow gold set with ten cabochon green emeralds and twenty diamonds with a box clasp. The Cathedral and cloisters of Mon Reale, Palermo, built by Roger II of Sicily are a masterpiece. Arriving at the cathedral door from the main square, the beautifully designed wrought ironwork protects the Loggia. Composed of endless circles and floral details, it seems as a 'Volo d'Angelo' - a flight of angels. From the Journey to Sicily.
The bracelet measures approximately 210mm in length.
Waking early, I went up to Monreale, the beautiful Norman cathedral on the hill above Palmero. As I stepped out onto the piazza, the cathedral stood triumphant. Before the doors opened, I walked up and down past the railings outside that were decorated with a series of circles with winged tips where the circles met. Imagining a flight of angels, my Volo d'Angelo was thought up. In my Volo d'Angelo jewels I set lapis lazuli, garnets and diamonds where the circles joined in necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
Malachite has a distinctive structure and green colour from the copper minerals within, typically comprising curved concentric banding that alternates between light and dark green shades. Often its fibrous structure is visible, with the long direction of fibres appearing perpendicular to the colour banding and giving the stone both a silky and dull lustre.
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.