Aurelie necklace in 9ct yellow gold with 10mm chrysoprase beads. From the Journey to Italy.
The great Via Aurelia, built in 241 BC, which runs from Pisa to Rome inspired the long line of stones and gold that are the 'Aurelie' collection. I love cutting unusual beads of emerald, tourmaline, quartz and baroque aquamarines, then slipping them into the straight chain of gold adding colour and character to the chain.
The Greek for golden apple, Chrysoprase is found in Australia. With its bright green body colour, caused by Nickel, Chrysoprase is a highly sought after Chalcedony for its unique colouration and its rarity to obtain large crystals.
This colourful gemstone can be cut in cabochon or as beads, where the vivid apple green hue is very striking.
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.