Polyphemus necklace of nine orange coral beads randomly positioned on a 9ct yellow gold chain. Inspired by the story of Polyphemus and the Cyclops. Polyphemus hurled rocks (the orange coral 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.
Precious coral, in a palette of soft oranges and reds, ranges from opaque and waxy to translucent and vitreous. Originating from marine environments, this is one of the most ancient of gems, with its unique concentric structure like a spider's web. Found in Celtic tombs from the Iron Age, one of the seven treasures in Buddhist scriptures, and thought to be a powerful talisman, it has a rich and fascinating history.
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.