Sabina 18 carat white gold necklace double sided with one side set with only diamonds and one side set with sapphires and diamonds (approx total diamonds 10.07cts both sides and with 4.48cts sapphires on the reverse). This can be worn as a necklace at two lengths or as a pair of bracelets. From Cassandra's Classic collection.
This necklace measures approximately 16 inches long.
An Italian form of Yin and Yang, Sabina interlocks two crescents of silver, gold, or pave set stones into a simple oval stud. Stylish, elegant, and witty, these studs worn by day can be transformed by night into pendant earrings with their hidden hooks.
I have also made Sabina into bracelets that link into double sided necklaces of sapphires and diamonds.
One of the most renowned and romantic stones of all, the diamond has a rich and sparkling history. A symbol of eternal love famed since ancient Greece, etymology denotes that the word diamond comes from the Greek 'Adamas' meaning unconquerable, and so it is, as the hardest of all gemstones.
The birthstone for April, these jewels are believed to increase energy, detoxify the body from impurities, and bring you inner courage. In shades varying from colourless, pale yellow to green, red, pink and blue, diamonds are found in lots of colours across South Africa, Australia, as well as Namibia, Russia and China. The most prized, pure diamonds are colourless and all are composed entirely of carbon.
They are graded by the 4 C's, carat weight, colour, clarity and cut. Diamonds are faceted to display a unique combination of this adamantine lustre and fire, displaying a higher degree of dispersion than any other natural colourless gemstone. A high degree of skill is required to ensure precision, proportion, and precise facet edges, as well as sharp scintillation. A popular cut is round brilliant, with 57 well-proportioned facets to show off the optical effects of brilliance and dispersion, but there are other cuts including square, pear, marquise and oval.
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.