These shells have been crafted from Cowrie shells Cassandra found on Cornish beaches. Cowries have been traditionally used as currency throughout many civilisations and can be found on beaches around the world including those of the British Isles especially in Norfolk and Cornwall. From Cassandra's Classic Collection.
Large Cowrie earring studs in silver with 9ct yellow gold posts. Each Shell of the earring measures approximately 10x6mm.
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.