Cassandra was walking around the V&A Musuem in London when she came across a cabinet that had an Indian Marriage necklace enclosed within it. Also known as a Thalli, these were once presented as part of a dowry and dated back to around the late 19th Century. The golden pods immediately caught Cassandra's eye, proudly standing out against the black silk cord, so thickly woven it looked like rope. Cassandra loved how many of these golden amulets were used to adorn the necklace - their distinctive shapes and textures representing exotic spices, fruits and seeds. Intertwining beautiful craftsmanship with provenance. From the journey to India.
All Cassandra Goad pendants are sold without chains.
Brinjal Indian marriage pendant in 9ct yellow gold set with a cabochon citrine 0.89cts. This necklace pendant measures approximately 60mm x 25mm. All pendants sold without chains.
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.