Star Anise is inspired by the beautiful gardens of Suzhou in China where wisteria flowers cascade the walls, and cherry blossoms fall like confetti over the small pools. And through intricate open 'windows' intriguing vistas are framed. It was through one of these 'windows' with its latticework shaped in a quatrefoil pattern that inspired Cassandra to create her Star Anise design - the shape reminding her of the Star Anise seed pods . From the journey to China.
Star Anise necklace in 9ct yellow gold and silver, made up of two bracelets. This necklace measures approximately 40cm.
Cassandra herself designs all her jewels and works closely with her stone cutters and craftsmen throughout the process from design through to creation including on her bespoke projects.
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.