Finita studs in 9ct yellow gold claw set with facetted violet garnet studs. From Cassandra's Classic collection.
Each earring measures approximately 7mm in diameter.
These studs are made to fit in any Halo from Cassandra's interchangeable earring collection.
My Finita claw set stud earring design is a simplicity itself, and this pretty, open setting lets the light pour in to the stones making them sparkle all day. And like my Theresa studs, they are part of my interchangeable collection of earrings, becoming the centre of attention in my halos: purple amethyst Finita's sparkle even more with a Cactus diamond halo, and green chrome diopside Finita's feel uplifted with the gold Shippo halo.
Originating from the Latin name "granatus", meaning seed-like, rounded garnet crystals bring to mind perfectly polished pomegranate seeds. The scientist in Cassandra has always been fascinated by this isomorphous series, giving rise to gems ranging from colourless through to all colours of the rainbow. These gleaming gemstones have a high refractive index, perpetually emitting light. Some will even change colour, appearing bluish-green in daylight and purplish-red in incandescent light. No wonder they are said to have guided travellers throughout history, with their light warding off all darkness and fears. With these strong associations to illumination, it's not surprising garnets have also been so popular with kings and queens, vikings, and knights. Imbued with eternal happiness, health, and wealth, the traditionally resplendent red colour of garnets enriches wearers with faith, stability, and courage. An appropriate birthstone for January, which marks the beginning of the year.
All Cassandra Goad Jewellery is designed and made in our workshops in London.
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.