Temple of Heaven Aquamarine Gold Interchangeable Hoop Earrings
£2,680
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Temple of Heaven 9ct yellow gold earring pendants plain with 8mm aquamarine beads on 18ct gold pave diamond Astrea hoops. The Emperor of China was regarded as the son of Heaven, responsible for the celestial power for success or failure of his government. The Ming Dynasty built the Temple of Heaven in about 1530, and it was the detail of circles and squares that decorate the roof edge of the temple that inspired these earrings. From the Journey to China for the 35th Anniversary in 2020

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Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven in Beijing was one of the great inspirations from Cassandra's trip to China.It was a spring morning when she the stepped up to the red lacquered doors, her eyes drawn up to the azure roof topped with a golden pinnacle. Admiring the geometric shapes on the roof, she created the earrings in a girandole form in silver, gold and diamonds. A dramatic earring that can be worn for all occasions .

Yellow Gold

Gold is a metal that Cassandra loves to work with, it takes a wonderful pátina with time. Cassandra has the skill of knowing which carat, strength and durability of gold to use, where stone setting is concerned, so that jewels last and look beautiful for generations. Sourcing gold and other metals responsibly from people who have the same ethical vision as herself is particularly important, and she regularly encourages transformations from old unworn jewels in to new sparkling pieces. When receiving jewels from Cassandra Goad, you can be assured that only the highest quality gold is being used.

Aquamarine

Aquamarine with its hues of blue and green is known as the sailor's gem ensuring safe travels across the seas. It is the birthstone for March. The colour in aquamarine is due to the presence of iron in the beryl crystal lattice with the most important deposits being found throughout Brazil as well as in Africa where the colours of blue can almost be a pungent blue.

Craftsmanship and Sourcing

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.