Astarte necklace in silver composed of 20 beaten gold beads on a 9ct white gold inner chain. Astarte was the Phoenician Goddess, known to the Greeks as Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. The Romans called her Venus Erycina at her temple at Erice, Sicily. The design is inspired on an ancient Greek necklace of Cassandra's grandmother. From the Journey to Sicily.
The necklace measures approximately 16'' in length, with an extension to 18''.
Inspired by ancient gold beads, this necklace is made with the goddess Astarte, in mind. I love the deep, uneven dimples on the surface. It is as if they had been buried for centuries, with the twisted wire edge of the openings on each side.
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.