Small Cowrie Shell Gold Studs
£295
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Small Cowrie shell studs in 9ct yellow gold. Inspired by the cowries on the beach in Cornwall.

Each earrring measures approximately 7x5mm.

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Cowrie

Cowries have been collected for millennia: African tribes in the Omo valley of Ethiopia decorate themselves with strings of Cowrie shells, children find them on the beaches of Norfolk and Cornwall and in Japan they are often made into their beautiful Netsuke . They are treasures to all peoples and for some have been an early form of currency: shell money! The Cowrie design was one of Cassandra's earliest designs using shells collected from a Cornish beach and she continues to collect them wherever she travels.

Yellow Gold

Gold is a metal that Cassandra loves to work with, it takes a wonderful pátina with time. Cassandra has the skill of knowing which carat, strength and durability of gold to use, where stone setting is concerned, so that jewels last and look beautiful for generations. Sourcing gold and other metals responsibly from people who have the same ethical vision as herself is particularly important, and she regularly encourages transformations from old unworn jewels in to new sparkling pieces. When receiving jewels from Cassandra Goad, you can be assured that only the highest quality gold is being used.

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.