The Italian goldsmiths around 1790's were inspired by the operas of Mozart that were in turn based on the plays of Beaumarchais: notably The Marriage of Figaro and the Barber of Seville. They created the Figaro link of three or four short links followed by one long link, it is now a classic chain design. From Cassandra's Classic Collection.
Beaumarchais Figaro chain in 18ct yellow gold. 16" and 18" available.
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.