The unusual stepped pyramid in Saqqara, known as the pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, surprised Cassandra when she saw it for the first time. Dsojer had built it in 2630BC. Unlike other Egyptian pyramids and unlike the great pyramids of the Maya in Mexico, the pyramid at Saqqara is stepped and square. Once back from Egypt, and in her workshop Cassandra recreated the pyramid in gold. Soon after she found some beautifully facetted small pyramids in facetted stones. Cassandra thought to replace the top of the golden pyramid and set these stones at the apex. From the journey to Egypt.
Saqqara double ended 9ct yellow gold cufflinks with cabochon blue iolite 2.5cts. Each cufflink measures approximately 12x12mm. Personalisation available
Cassandra herself designs all her jewels and works closely with her stone cutters and craftsmen throughout the process from design through to creation including on her bespoke projects.
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.