Polyphemus necklace of nine blue Lapis Lazuli beads randomly positioned on a 9ct yellow gold chain. Inspired by the story of Polyphemus and the Cyclops. Polyphemus hurled rocks (the Lapis Lazuli of the necklace) out into the sea to try and drown Odysseus as he escaped. From the Journey to Sicily.
The necklace measures approximately 35" in length.
Originating from Afghanistan, lapis lazuli has been used as an ornamental material in jewels, inlay work and as azure paint for over 6000 years. With a typically resinous and mottled appearance, the metamorphic rock is acclaimed for its intensely vivid and opaque ultramarine blue colour. Unusually for a gemstone it is a rock, not a mineral.
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.