Small Cappella Palatina Emerald, Sapphire and Diamond Earrings
£8,980
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Cappella Palatina earrings in 18ct white gold and set with the top circle in facetted blue sapphires, the inner circle with facetted emeralds and the outer circle with diamonds, with clip and post. The Royal chapel of the Norman kings of Sicily was built by Roger II. The mosaics date from 1140, the inspiration for this design comes from the floor mosaics in the chapel. From the Journey to Sicily.

Each earring measures approximately 27x22mm.

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Cappella Palatina

This extraordinary chapel now in the administrative buildings of Palermo and so not always easy to access, is a gem. It tells stories of its history through its art: from Moors, to Normans, to Spanish and more. Inside, the mosaics are endless. On floors, on walls and even the ceiling - It is a Moorish work of art.

Sapphire

Sapphire occurs in Sri Lanka, Australia and Myanmar and varies in its often velvet like colour from colourless to blue, pink, yellow, green and purple hues. Cassandra often finds unusual colours and cuts on her travels and she particularly loves the rarer green sapphires. Sapphire, the stone is associated with wisdom and is the birthstone for September.

Craftsmanship and Sourcing

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.

Sicily

Sicily shaped by waves of conquest and left tinted with the settlement of differing peoples over 4000 years, since 8th century BC intrigued Cassandra. The island that floats like a tempting jewel in the centre of the Mediterranean had her hooked... Mosaics were transposed into jewels sparkling with diamonds and her honeycomb for Erice made it golden once again.

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