The rich and fertile soil of Mount Etna allows the tiny violet plants to flourish. Cassandra loves these delicate flowers that her adventurous grandmother always carried for good luck. The design comes from one of her earliest trips to the isle, after a day spent lost amongst the violets and verdant plants just below the black lava line of the volcano. From the journey to Sicily.
Small Viola earrings in 9ct yellow gold set with five facetted pear shapes stones: peridot 1.5cts., amethyst 1.25cts., iolite 0.35cts., citrine 0.55cts., blue topaz 0.40cts. and a diamond centre 0.1cts. Each earring measures approximately 15x14mm.
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.