Salvavida Gold and Emerald Pendant
£450
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Salvavida pendant in 9ct yellow gold with a emerald in the centre. Inspired by the pattern of the ropes on the circular safety rings of lifesavers. From the journey to Spain.

The pendant is shown here on an Extrafine Trace chain.

Note:

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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Salvavida

I love the pattern of the ropes on the circular safety rings of life savers. It reminds me of lovely summer holidays with my sketchbook and pencil, golden sand crystals caught between the pages. So, I made my Salvavida design with tiny diamonds sparkling in the centres like sunlight twinkling on the water. Other times I set blue sapphires to remind me of the sea. Wear one as a bracelet or put two together as a short necklace, or perhaps four as a long chain over a silk shirt.

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.

Emerald

Emerald derives from the term 'smaragdos', meaning 'green stone'. Emerald is the most precious gemstone in the beryl crystal group as a result of its incomparable green, caused by the presence of chromium. Only the finest emeralds are transparent, with most featuring inclusions, often in three phases; of gas, liquid and solid. Historically the finest emeralds were found in Colomnia and India, where one Maharajah was weighed in emeralds. It is also the birthstone for the month of May.

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.