Raffia triple drop 9ct yellow gold earrings. Inspired while watching an old man plaiting and weaving his baskets, cajoling the stray wisps into the pattern of his creation. From the journey to Morocco.
This earring measures approximately 55mm long.
"In Marrakech, in the shade of an umbrella, I watched an old man plaiting and weaving his baskets, cajoling the stray wisps into the pattern of his creation. I always search for the essence of a country when I travel: so in observing the women carrying their goods to and from the market, or when they were just out shopping, I saw that the basket was ever present - a part of their daily ritual.
With my craftsmen I created Raffia: a jewelled tasselled earring, whose wrapping of gold and silver around and around echoes the work of the old man and his basket weaving. The movement reminds me of the busy Medina that is never still, always in motion."
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.