"Pink, white and green Astrantia flowers grow their papery heads in my garden in July. The delicate detail of each flower seems like a miniature bouquet and so, I have reinterpreted them with diamonds replacing the stamens, making them sparkle as if dew had just fallen."
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.
It was the Pisanos, Nicola and Giovanni who drew Cassandra to Pisa . It was the Papal tiaras that drew her to Rome. Naples enchanted her with the marvels of Pompei and glorious handmade pasta inspired the Tagliatelle ring.