People throughout the world are familiar with the famous Japanese cherry blossoms. But before the cherry blossoms emerge, another beautiful tree graces the island of Japan. It marks the start of the Spring and symbolizes vitality, hope and renewal. The flower of the humble plum tree is born of the bitter cold of winter and reminds everyone that spring will soon arrive. During my journey I kept noticing the beautiful shape of the plum blossoms… delicate flowers on straight, stick-like stems. They appeared on bowls, fabrics, tiles and in the lovely sweets of the Tea Ceremony. Plum blossoms remind me too of the Japonica flowers when I first lived in London.
Gold is a metal that Cassandra loves to work with, it takes a wonderful pátina with time. Cassandra has the skill of knowing which carat, strength and durability of gold to use, where stone setting is concerned, so that jewels last and look beautiful for generations. Sourcing gold and other metals responsibly from people who have the same ethical vision as herself is particularly important, and she regularly encourages transformations from old unworn jewels in to new sparkling pieces. When receiving jewels from Cassandra Goad, you can be assured that only the highest quality gold is being used.
If you would like to have this design crafted bespoke for you in another metal - silver, white or rose gold - please contact us and we will be delighted to make this for you.
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.