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.
Zodiacs were created around 1st century BC. It was Shah Jahan's son, the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, who had a set of gold Zodiac coins made that I admired. I loved their worn, old Roman coin feel and the simple decoration with the Zodiac symbols of fishes, rams, bulls, crabs, and lobsters and I decided to make a set of Zodiac pendants inspired by them.
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.
One of the treasures of the Indian department at the V and A museum is a gold necklace of exquisitely carved seed pods. Cassandra's Indian marriage pendants are her own interpretation with deeply carved details. In Delhi, the Qut'b Minar's marble carvings there give rise to her own eponymous ring.