The frangipani is a soft, white, five petalled bloom with a tinge of pink that often lies on the ground around the tree, with a perfume that evokes all the magic and mystique of the tropics. I cut the stones for the petals in curved domes, faceting the opaque and translucent rough material so they would catch the sunlight. Designed to be worn all day, they weigh nothing. Delicate claws hold each petal in place around a small diamond. The diamond is like dew caught after a steamy rain forest night. Frangipani is made out of mother of pearl, blue chalcedony, green chrysoprase, and amethyst specially made for my 35th anniversary.
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.
'If only I could have arrived like a migrating bird to the mouth of the January river- Rio de Janeiro- and plunged in to the azure ocean. What a beautiful land I would have seen.' Cassandra's words from the start of her Vibrant Brazil collection.