The Tamara design is inspired by a sylised version of the fig tree (Tamar in Hebrew). King David's beautiful daughter was called Tamar(a) and so it seemed a charming name for Cassandra to give her design that she first saw carved in marble by the fountain of the Monreale Cloisters in Palermo, Sicily.
Tamara earring drops with 10mm labradorite beads on plain 9ct yellow gold Astrea hoop. These earrings are part of Cassandra's interchangeable collection.
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.