Cassandra's Beatriz Carnaval designs are inspired by the intense and colourful artworks of Brazilian abstract modernist painter, Beatriz Milhazes. Over the breakfast table of friends in Rio, was a painting of Beatriz' that reminded Cassandra of the dahlia flowers in her garden in England. And so each day, with the Rio Carnival just starting, and pencil in hand, she sketched endless flowers: sometimes individual, sometimes overlapping working out the juxtaposition of circles that came to be her Beatriz Carnaval design. From the Journey to Brazil.
Beatriz Carnaval earrings in 9ct yellow gold with diamonds 2.4cts. Each earring measures approximately 42mm.
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.