Do Not Follow Diamond 9ct Yellow Gold Quote Pendant
£1,370
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9ct yellow gold necklace pendant with a diamond pave loop engraved with the favourite words of Cassandra's cousin Jean MFH: 'Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and make a trail'. Cousin Jean would be thrilled to know that godchildren, those setting off on their gap year and others have her words with them wherever they go on their travels. From Cassandra's Classic Collection.

The pendant, including the loop, measures approximately 23x28mm.

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The pendant is shown here on an Isla chain.

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All our quote pendants are available in silver, 9ct and 18ct yellow gold, and 9ct and 18ct white gold.

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.

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Quote Pendants

Cassandra's quote pendants began when her cousin Matilda Goad asked Cassandra to engrave some words from her grandmother. Not wanting the words to be easily readable by others , Cassandra engraved the pendant ┬┤like the French arrondissements : en colimacon (like a snail, spiraling out from the centre) '. Soon, others followed : words of wisdom , encouragement and even prayers and Cassandra continues to add to her Quote pendants whenever she finds words that inspire her. Cassandra has also undertaken bespoke projects of quotes or words: they can be written in the writer's own handwriting, in any language and to any design. Through two of her Quote pendants Cassandra has found a way to 'give back': 'Onwards' for the Endeavour Fund and 'May Love abound all round' for Horatio's Garden.

Diamond

One of the most renowned and romantic stones of all, the diamond has a rich and sparkling history. A symbol of eternal love famed since ancient Greece, etymology denotes that the word diamond comes from the Greek 'Adamas' meaning unconquerable, and so it is, as the hardest of all gemstones.

The birthstone for April, these jewels are believed to increase energy, detoxify the body from impurities, and bring you inner courage. In shades varying from colourless, pale yellow to green, red, pink and blue, diamonds are found in lots of colours across South Africa, Australia, as well as Namibia, Russia and China. The most prized, pure diamonds are colourless and all are composed entirely of carbon.

They are graded by the 4 C's, carat weight, colour, clarity and cut. Diamonds are faceted to display a unique combination of this adamantine lustre and fire, displaying a higher degree of dispersion than any other natural colourless gemstone. A high degree of skill is required to ensure precision, proportion, and precise facet edges, as well as sharp scintillation. A popular cut is round brilliant, with 57 well-proportioned facets to show off the optical effects of brilliance and dispersion, but there are other cuts including square, pear, marquise and oval.

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