The ceramic Mexican Tree of Life is one of Cassandra's earliest memories of Mexico. Colourful, exotic, story telling and beautiful. In Tiburcio Soteno's - the octogenarian ceramist- workshop in Metepec, there was one of every sort, in every size, at every stage of creation. As artists, they both sat and talked about some of his hard dry clay creations from the kiln. Cassandra particularly loved his versions painted white that made you look at the shape, the curves, the flowers and the birds. And so she made her Arbol de la Vida design, in gold and sprinkled with a few diamonds. From the journey to Mexico.
Arbol de la Vida earrings in 9ct yellow gold and set with diamonds. These earrings, including hoops, measure approximately 56mm. These earrings are part of Cassandra's interchangeable collection.
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.