"My travels through Scandinavia led me to the writings of the Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset and her extraordinary novel Kristin Lavransdatter set in 14th century Norway. This novel, written so beautifully about life in a village, makes you wonder at how little the essence of our relationships has changed since then.
The simplicity of my Kristin design is simple at first glance, like village life, but the marquise shapes hide a complex and beautiful interwoven setting of stones that make up their shape. "
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.
Pine cones and larch cones dangle like temptations from frosty branches. Finding their reflection at the water's edge before the snowfall. High seas and boats. Knots in ropes. Sails adrift in the wind. This voyage was a patchwork of inspirations of Scandanavia.