Aztec Peridot Gold Earring Pendants
£1,735
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Aztec earring pendants (to hang from Astrea hoops), set with round facetted green peridot and with pear shape facetted green peridots - Inspired on the geometric Aztec and Mayan designs of Mexico. These exotic patterns decorate the ancient Pyramids of Mexico and are woven into modern Mexican life at Aperi restaurant in San Miguel de Allende. From the Journey to Mexico.

*Astrea hoops are sold separately.

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Aztec

Inspiration taken from timeless geometric Aztec and Mayan patterns on stone friezes such as the Pyramide del Adivino (Pyramid of the Magician) in Uxmal, or from the Palacio del Gobernador, led to these designs. These exotic patterns decorate both the ancient Pyramids of Mexico and are woven into modern Mexican life at Aperi restaurant in San Miguel de Allende. The designs include a wide cuff and several earrings. From the Journey to Mexico.

Yellow Gold

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.

Peridot

Peridot was found from 300BC on the Isle of St John in the Red Sea and crusaders bought it back for their catherdrals in the Middle Ages. When beautifully cut it has the colour of a freshly unfurled beech leaf in Spring- although it is actually the birthstone for August. Large stones are rare and when she finds them, Cassandra loves to use them for brooches and earrings.

Craftsmanship and Sourcing

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.