Pina Citrine Gold Pendant
£2,250
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Pina necklace pendant in 9ct yellow gold set with facetted yellow citrine (2.5mm) - Inspired on a mural of Pineapples in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Pineapples originated in South America and a huge "pineapple stove" was built at the Chelsea Physic Garden in 1723 to grow them in England for the first time. From the Journey to Mexico.

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Pina

Inside the 'No Name' hotel in the old colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico are some beautiful old frescoes. Sitting in the stone courtyard where the sweet smell from jasmine cascaded down the walls, Cassandra sketched out an idea for a pendant. Echoing the roofed sections around a natural pineapple, Cassandra made her pendant and later a ring with repeating polished pyramidal shapes.

Yellow Gold

Gold is a metal that Cassandra loves to work with, it takes a wonderful pátina with time. Cassandra has the skill of knowing which carat, strength and durability of gold to use, where stone setting is concerned, so that jewels last and look beautiful for generations. Sourcing gold and other metals responsibly from people who have the same ethical vision as herself is particularly important, and she regularly encourages transformations from old unworn jewels in to new sparkling pieces. When receiving jewels from Cassandra Goad, you can be assured that only the highest quality gold is being used.

Citrine

Citrine is a gemmologist's gold. Pale stones remind Cassandra of white waterlillies, the brighter yellows of tumbles of Bansiae roses and the golden richer hues of autumnal dahlias. Natural citrines can be found in Brazil, Spain and Madagascar. As November's birthstone they are said to give energy and inspiration, calm tempers and soothe anger.

Craftsmanship and Sourcing

All Cassandra Goad jewellery is designed and made in the workshops in London.
As a gemmologist, the chemical composition and properties of gemstones have always fascinated Cassandra. Ever in search of the unusual and rare, she 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, his interpretation is vital to the overall feel of the jewel. The jewel is then mounted, assayed , polished and set. Many of Cassandra's jewels can be hand engraved with a personal message to make a unique bespoke gift.