Tamara earring drops with 10mm emerald beads on plain 9ct yellow gold Astrea hoops.
From the Journey to Sicily.
Inspired by a stylised version of the fig tree ('Tamar', in Hebrew), I took the idea for the bracelet and earrings from a detail of the marble pillars in the cloisters of Monreale. King David's beautiful daughter was called Tamar(a), and so it seemed a charming name for a golden design that I made double sided so I could keep the lightness and delicateness of the carved fig tree and yet make it strong enough to be worn everyday.
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.