The city of Palermo was once divided into four districts, or Quattro Canti. At this crossroads a triumphant piece of architecture stands: the lower register being decorated with fountains depicting the Four Seasons and water gushing forth (and often out onto the street) over a cornucopia of fruit and flowers ornately carved in marble. Above these stand regally the four Bourbon Kings of Sicily and above them, the four patron saints (Cristina, Ninfa, Olivia, and Agata) of the city keep watch. And so the collection of jewels that sprung from it, is all about the essence of the city depicted at this great edifice. From the journey to Sicily.
Quattro Canti halo earrings in 9ct yellow gold set with Theresa blue topaz studs 1.97cts. Each earrings measures approximately 20mm. These earrings are part of Cassandra's interchangeable collection.
Cassandra herself designs all her jewels and works closely with her stone cutters and craftsmen throughout the process from design through to creation including on her bespoke projects.
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.