The Acai berries hang in the most wonderful panicles in the rainforests of Brazil. I loved the ice creams, drinks and deserts made with them, they were part of life in Rio in my first few days there and I could not resist bringing their story back with me as a jewel. My jewelled berries hang from golden branches as pendants and as earrings. And for my 35th anniversary, I made a unique pair of Acai earrings set with aquamarines, some beautiful rare marquise facetted tanzanites and diamonds.
Gold is a metal that Cassandra loves to work with, it takes a wonderful pátina with time. Cassandra has the skill of knowing which carat, strength and durability of gold to use, where stone setting is concerned, so that jewels last and look beautiful for generations. Sourcing gold and other metals responsibly from people who have the same ethical vision as herself is particularly important, and she regularly encourages transformations from old unworn jewels in to new sparkling pieces. When receiving jewels from Cassandra Goad, you can be assured that only the highest quality gold is being used.
If you would like to have this design crafted bespoke for you in another metal - silver, white or rose gold - please contact us and we will be delighted to make this for you.
The brilliant, and often emerald green colour of chrome diopside is due to chromium and is a rarely known gemstone often found in Russia. A calcium magnesium silicate with a low hardness of 5-6 on Mohs scale it is best set as a pendant to avoid it being scratched.
All Cassandra Goad jewellery is designed and made in the
workshops in London.
As a gemmologist, the chemical composition and properties of gemstones have always fascinated Cassandra. Ever in search of the unusual and rare, she 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, his interpretation is vital to the overall feel of the jewel. The jewel is then mounted, assayed , polished and set. Many of Cassandra's jewels can be hand engraved with a personal message to make a unique bespoke gift.
'If only I could have arrived like a migrating bird to the mouth of the January river- Rio de Janeiro- and plunged in to the azure ocean. What a beautiful land I would have seen.' Cassandra's words from the start of her Vibrant Brazil collection.