Pelota necklace in 9ct yellow gold with a mottled chrysoprase 10mm bead. 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.
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.