Pushkin double ended cufflinks in 18ct yellow gold with one end set with pave emeralds and central cabochon emerald linked to a plain end. Inspired by the story of Aleksander Pushkin. From the Journey to Russia.
Each cufflink measures approximately 14mm in diameter.
Aleksander Pushkin evokes thoughts of the Russian dandy. Impeccably dressed in long dark navy velvet jackets with cream silk shirts, I imagined him wearing gold cufflinks set with exquisite blue sapphires threaded through his cuffs - the blue twinkle just showing as he bent his arm on bowing before a beautiful woman at an evening soirée.
Emeralds are the most precious gemstone in the beryl crystal group, famed for their spectacular green hues, unlocked by the traces of chromium within their six rayed radial structure. While many stones will feature inclusions, the finest emeralds are remarkably transparent. Honouring the Goddess Venus in Ancient Roman times, these protective gemstones are a prominent symbol for fertility, health, and wealth. Historically, the finest emeralds were found in Columbia and India, where one Maharaja was weighed in emeralds.
Today, they enrapture world-over and are the birthstone for the month of May, bringing to mind the essence of rebirth and growth, as leaves grow more plentiful, and the natural world is abundant with new life.
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.