Small Viola earrings in 9ct yellow gold set with five facetted pear shapes stones: peridot, amethyst, iolite, citrine, blue topaz and a diamond centre (0.1cts) with clip and post - inspired by the native Viola (wild pansy) flowers of Mount Etna, Sicily. Viola is the flower that symbolises remembrance. From the Journey to Sicily.
Wildest Viola from beautiful Sicily:
A native pansy, so plentiful and pretty.
Enchant us with your heart-shaped leaves,
In violets, peridot greens, topaz blues and citrines.
Each earring measures approximately 15x14mm.
Violets grow on the fertile soil of Mount Etna. I love their delicate, tiny flowers and I created the designs for earrings and a necklace after a day spent lost amongst the fennel plants and other verdent, roadside plants, just below the black line of the lava.
Taken from the Greek word "amethystos", meaning sober; amethyst quartz has illustrious calming properties, protecting wearers with a sense of tranquillity and soberness. Famed for its regal deep purple colour, February's birthstone is said to enhance your focus and open your mind to critical thinking and clarity, and to also protect from inebriation. It is often worn by bishops set in a ring. Most are sourced from alluvial deposits in Brazil, Madagascar, Zambia and Uruguay, and Cassandra likes to juxtapose their splendour with rubies and aquamarine, or even green African garnets.
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.