Cassandra' visited Japan for the first time when the autumnal maple leaves were falling around the temples of Kyoto. Her Temple Gong design is inspired on the gong hanging inside the beautiful Tenryru-ji temple built in 1339 in Kyoto, Japan and makes a beautiful interchangeable earring drop for her Astrea hoop earrings. From the Journey to Japan.
Temple Gong silver earring pendants to go on Astrea hoops. Each earring pendant measures approximately 20mm in diameter. 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.