Annie locket in gold with diamond loop, very unusually, four folding compartments for photographs is inspired on an old locket given by Cassandra's grandfather to his wife, Annie, before leaving on his travels and shown in the photos below. Cassandra's father gave her the original locket when she set off on her journey to China, filling it for her with the photos of her children and husband. While away Cassandra wore the gold locket every day and decided on her return to recreate the locket with its extraordinary engineering for others to enjoy.
Lockets may be engraved with initials, date or a short message on the outside (as shown on the silver version here) and /or on the inside of the locket to make a wonderful personalised gift
The pendant, including loop, measures approximately 29x25mm.
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.
The Annie locket is a shrewd piece of engineering in miniature and it was the locket of my great grandmother, Annie Goad, that inspired me to make a locket.
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.