The ceramic Mexican Tree of Life is one of my earilest memories of Mexico. In Tiburcio Soteno's workshop in Metepec, there was every sort, in every size at every stage of creation. I liked his versions painted white, which made you look at the shape. He curves the flowers and the birds and so it was with that I made my Arbol de la Vida, in gold and sprinkled with a few diamonds.
Diamond- from the Greek 'adamas' means the unconquerable and so it is, being the hardest of all gemstones. From yellowish to green, red, pink and blue, diamonds are found in all colours in South Africa, Australia, as well as Namibia, Russia and China.
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.