Pelota necklace in 9 carat yellow gold with an aquamarine 10mm bead. The bead is on a 16" chain. From the Journey to Mexico.
The pyramid of the Magician at Uxmal towers high up into the sky with a commanding view of the plain. I named my gold necklace with a bead of aquamarine, emerald or pearl - running along a fine gold chain: Pelota after this popular Mayan sport.
Aquamarine with its hues of blue and green is known as the sailor's gem ensuring safe travels across the seas. It is the birthstone for March. The colour in aquamarine is due to the presence of iron in the beryl crystal lattice with the most important deposits being found throughout Brazil as well as in Africa where the colours of blue can almost be a pungent blue.
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.