Fouquet silver necklace pendant set with a 10mm round emerald bead. A detail of the candle light appliques in Nicolas Fouquet's private apartment at Vaux le Vicomte, the Chateau he so extravagantly decorated in 1653 while finance minister for LouisXIV. From the journey to France.
This pendant including loop, measures approximately 12x23mm.
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.
Inspired by the detail of the candle light appliques in Nicolas Fouquet's private apartment at Vaux le Vicomte, the Chateau he so extravagantly decorated in 1653 whilst being the Minister of Finance for Louis XIV. From the journey to France.
Emeralds are the most precious gemstone in the beryl crystal group, famed for their spectacular green hues, unlocked by the traces of chromium within their six rayed radial structure. While many stones will feature inclusions, the finest emeralds are remarkably transparent. Honouring the Goddess Venus in Ancient Roman times, these protective gemstones are a prominent symbol for fertility, health, and wealth. Historically, the finest emeralds were found in Columbia and India, where one Maharaja was weighed in emeralds.
Today, they enrapture world-over and are the birthstone for the month of May, bringing to mind the essence of rebirth and growth, as leaves grow more plentiful, and the natural world is abundant with new life.
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.