Mashrabiya Trellis Square Chrome Diopside White Gold Earring Drops
£1,365
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Mashrabiya Trellis 9ct white gold square interchangeable earring pendant for Astrea hoops set with central 4mm round chrome diopside. From the mashrabiya trellises carved in wood found in windows and gardens all over Morocco. From the journey to Morocco.

*Astrea hoops are sold separately.

The earrings, including studs, measure approximately 22x18mm.

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Mashrabiya Trellis

The Islamic love of geometry is echoed in the Mashrabiya screens created on their travels wherever they went. Geometry builds on simple shapes of circles, squares and rectangles turning them into puzzling patterns. And through the spaces in between, it is possible to create endlessly varying vistas for the eye to wonder at.

As I walked from palace to palace around Morocco, the trellis pattern was repeated in each one: different and yet the same. I made gold sections of the squares and created earrings and rings set with diamonds, turquoises and lapis lazuli.

Chrome Diopside

The brilliant, and often emerald green colour of chrome diopside is due to chromium and is a rarely known gemstone often found in Russia. A calcium magnesium silicate with a low hardness of 5-6 on Mohs scale it is best set as a pendant to avoid it being scratched.

Craftsmanship and Sourcing

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.