People throughout the world are familiar with the famous Japanese cherry blossoms. But before the cherry blossoms emerge, another beautiful tree graces the island of Japan. It marks the start of the Spring and symbolizes vitality, hope and renewal. The flower of the humble plum tree is born of the bitter cold of winter and reminds everyone that spring will soon arrive. During my journey I kept noticing the beautiful shape of the plum blossoms… delicate flowers on straight, stick-like stems. They appeared on bowls, fabrics, tiles and in the lovely sweets of the Tea Ceremony. Plum blossoms remind me too of the Japonica flowers when I first lived in London.
Silver is the most malleable of metals and when freshly polished takes a mirror like shine. All of the sterling silver used in Cassandra Goad jewellery is of the highest quality and crafted in one of our workshops in London. Cassandra always finds her silver from sustainable sources and where possible recycles the metal; never compromising on quality.
If you would like to have this design crafted bespoke for you in another metal - yellow, white or rose gold - please contact us and we will be delighted to make this for you. In some designs we can also mix metals in the same design.
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.
Steeped in tradition, elegance and excellence yet controlled and restrained Japan intrigued Cassandra. The collection weaves ancient tea ceremonies, family 'mons' and the symbols of the four seasons into jewels of differing colours of gold that are as timeless as their inspirations.