I have always found the freshly made, soft nests of whirling ribbons of pasta, yellow like the sun, dusty with flour and lying in an Italin delicatessen: simply irresistible. So one day, I made them golden in the workshop. I laid out rows of thin pastry ribbons of gold, some twirled and others twisted on the bench, and wove them into a nest.
Diamond- from the Greek 'adamas' means the unconquerable and so it is, being the hardest of all gemstones. From yellowish to green, red, pink and blue, diamonds are found in all colours in South Africa, Australia, as well as Namibia, Russia and China.
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.
It was the Pisanos, Nicola and Giovanni who drew Cassandra to Pisa . It was the Papal tiaras that drew her to Rome. Naples enchanted her with the marvels of Pompei and glorious handmade pasta inspired the Tagliatelle ring.