Octavia 18ct white gold diamond earring pendants with claw set 18ct white gold green boulder opal cushions and diamonds, with briolette smooth green amber, on 18ct white gold diamond set astrea hoops. From the Journey to Mexico.
The delicate pointed Octavia loop of diamonds sits on top of many of my pendants from pearls to delicately carved briolette stones. These interchangeable pendants hang from the plain gold, silver, and pave set diamond Astrea hoops. Have one pair and you will soon want another...
Esteemed as a precious jewel, with origins from the Latin word "opalus", opaque opals are famed for their fascinating polyphony of colour when twisted in the light. Their fire and lustre vary, from extraordinary opals in Coober Pedy Australia, to the soft turquoise blue opals in Peru, to fiery orange in Mexico. The most valuable stones showcase vivid iridescent colours, whilst others have the translucent milky appearance of opalescence. As the birthstone for October, these beguiling stones, as precious as they are playful, symbolise creativity, confidence, hope and faithfulness, and are said to soothe your mind, and strengthen your memory. Softer than other gemstones, they should be worn with care and kept in a moist environment (it is a good idea to keep a glass of water in your safe if you have opals).
All Cassandra Goad Jewellery is designed and made in our workshops in London.
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.