Porte Ouvrant Diamond Interchangeable Hoop Earrings
£4,705
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Porte Ouvrant (keyhole) earring pendants with 9ct yellow gold door and frame hanging off interchangeable 18ct yellow gold diamond Astrea hoops, and the door set with diamonds. From the myriad stone doorways that open to reveal inner courtyards, and carved wooden doorways that open into gardens of succulents and scented jasmines tumbling into fountains decorated with mosaics into a new world. From the journey to Morocco.

Each earring measures approximately 43x12mm

These earrings are part of Cassandra's interchangeable collection. If you already own jewels from this collection and only wish to buy part of the earring shown, please contact the showroom on 0207 730 2202.

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Porte Ouvrant

As we start to emerge from Lockdown, this pendant feels amuletic in design with its opening door leading the wearer to new ways of thinking, new opportunities, new beginnings at the start of a new era. The beautiful key-hole outline shape of the Moorish doors always seems to invite one to look in, to enquire and to wonder. In the bustling Medina with my sketch book I imagined doorways with swivelling doors that would have differing decoration on each side of the door and through them I created new imaginary vistas. I have called it Porte Ouvrant because I like the French turn of phrase that suggests that the door is not just opened, but opening.

Diamond

Diamond- from the Greek 'adamas' means the unconquerable and so it is, being the hardest of all gemstones. From yellowish to green, red, pink and blue, diamonds are found in all colours in South Africa, Australia, as well as Namibia, Russia and China.

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