Volo d'Angelo Amethyst Earrings
£4,340
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Volo d'Angelo drop earrings in 9ct yellow gold with three ever increasing circles set with a total of 20 cabochon amethyst (1.6cts) with a clip and post. The Cathedral and cloisters of Mon Reale, Palermo built by Roger II of Sicily is a masterpiece. Arriving at the cathedral door from the main square the beautifully designed wrought ironwork protects the Loggia, composed of endless circles and floral details it seems as a 'Volo d'Angelo' - a flight of angels. From the Journey to Sicily.

Each earring measures approximately 58mm in length.

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Volo d'Angelo

Waking early, I went up to Monreale, the beautiful Norman cathedral on the hill above Palmero. As I stepped out onto the piazza, the cathedral stood triumphant. Before the doors opened, I walked up and down past the railings outside that were decorated with a series of circles with winged tips where the circles met. Imagining a flight of angels, my Volo d'Angelo was thought up. In my Volo d'Angelo jewels I set lapis lazuli, garnets and diamonds where the circles joined in necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

Amethyst

Amethyst traditionally worn to instil a sober and serious mind, is the stone worn by bishops, the colour echoing their purple robes. Alluvial deposits in Brazil, Madagascar, Zambia and Uruguay are the source of most amethyst, the birthstone for February. Cassandra likes to juxtapose it with rubies and aquamarine or green African garnets.

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