Inspired by the opulence of the Maharaja's palace, where Cassandra brushed past some silk curtains held back by heavy woven cords, from which hung a collection of delicate tassels. The elongated and swollen 'seed-pod' like tassels were threaded with minute pearls and separated by a panel of ornate silk. Cassandra recreated them in gold, set with diamonds and pearls and the detail of a sapphire or ruby cabochon at the tip. From the journey to India.
Indira diamond 1.5cts., cabochon sapphire 1.32cts. and pearl earring pendants in 18ct white gold to be worn on Astrea hoops. Each earring pendant measures approximately 25mm. 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.