Walking through El Retiro park in Madrid in the mornings, the sun warm on Cassandra's back, the light filtering gently through her sunglasses and the sound of children's laughter everywhere. Cassandra loved to go to a small pastelería and eat chocolate palmeras. One day there was a green and white flag hanging out over the street by the pastelería with a cruciform pattern on it. When Cassandra came back home later that day she added it to her sketch book and then rather forgot about it. Some weeks later, with fresh eyes and clear mind, the little sketch became the pendant that has been given by godparents and grandparents, worn by girlfriends and sisters, and even by brides on their wedding day. Simply adorned with pearls or set with four birthstones in the centre it is always the most lovely of gifts - to give and to receive. From Cassandra's Cross Collection.
All Cassandra Goad pendants are sold without chains.
Large Madrid cross in 9ct yellow gold set with blue sapphire 1.12cts. and four pearls. The necklace pendant, including loop, measures approximately 30x22mm. All pendants sold without chains. Personalisation available.
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.