Small Porte Ouvrant Red Enamel and Diamond Mixed Pendant
£2,310
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Small Porte Ouvrant (keyhole) necklace pendant with a 9ct yellow gold door and silver frame, the door set with diamonds and red enamel on one side with a diamond pave loop. Inspired by the myriad of stone doorways that open to reveal inner courtyards, and carved wooden doorways opening into gardens of succulents and scented jasmines tumbling into fountains decorated with mosaics leading into a new world. From the journey to Morocco.

The pendant, including the loop, measures approximately 36x12mm

The pendant is shown here on an Isla chain.

Model wears a 16 inch Isla chain.

Note:

All Cassandra Goad pendants are sold without chains so that you may select the chain of your choice, both in style and length. If you would like to add a chain have a look at our selection here.

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Porte Ouvrant

As we start to emerge from Lockdown, this pendant feels amuletic in design with its opening door leading the wearer to new ways of thinking, new opportunities, new beginnings at the start of a new era. The beautiful key-hole outline shape of the Moorish doors always seems to invite one to look in, to enquire and to wonder. In the bustling Medina with my sketch book I imagined doorways with swivelling doors that would have differing decoration on each side of the door and through them I created new imaginary vistas. I have called it Porte Ouvrant because I like the French turn of phrase that suggests that the door is not just opened, but opening.

Diamond

Diamond- from the Greek 'adamas' means the unconquerable and so it is, being the hardest of all gemstones. From yellowish to green, red, pink and blue, diamonds are found in all colours in South Africa, Australia, as well as Namibia, Russia and China.

Craftsmanship and Sourcing

All Cassandra Goad jewellery is designed and made in the workshops in London.
As a gemmologist, the chemical composition and properties of gemstones have always fascinated Cassandra. Ever in search of the unusual and rare, she 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, his interpretation is vital to the overall feel of the jewel. The jewel is then mounted, assayed , polished and set. Many of Cassandra's jewels can be hand engraved with a personal message to make a unique bespoke gift.