Cocoa was used in Mexico as early as 1750 BC. Both the Maya and Aztecs used it as an offering in ceremonies. The Aztecs called it 'Xocoatl' and believed it came from Quetzalcoatl the God of wisdom. Cassandra's iconic Cocoa Pod swivels to reveal cocoa beans in the form of rose cut gems and diamonds on one side, while on the other side, the pod is empty because they have been eaten already! From the journey to Mexico.
All Cassandra Goad pendants are sold without chains.
Medium Cocoa pod 9ct yellow gold locket pendant opening to reveal both sides empty of Cocoa beans, with a plain loop. The pendant is approximately 38mm. 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.