Whirlpool II horizontal 18ct yellow gold ring set withvery rare oval facetted tsavorite garnet from Kenya. From Cassandra's Classic Collection.
The face of this ring measures approximately 15x8mm wide.
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For one of my earliest ring designs, I wanted to recreate the same feeling that a pebble does when thrown into a pool of water. As if the pebble were being the cause of the ripples.
There is something magical about the rings of water that appear when you throw a stone out to sea. An endless flow of ripples spills out, leaving the pattern of a whirlpool So, I named my ring: Whirlpool, and over the years, I have set deep blue sapphires, fiery spinels, and mossy green peridots, at the heart of the ripples. Whirlpool is the perfect gift for a special person who makes ripples in your life.
Originating from the Latin name "granatus", meaning seed-like, rounded garnet crystals bring to mind perfectly polished pomegranate seeds. The scientist in Cassandra has always been fascinated by this isomorphous series, giving rise to gems ranging from colourless through to all colours of the rainbow. These gleaming gemstones have a high refractive index, perpetually emitting light. Some will even change colour, appearing bluish-green in daylight and purplish-red in incandescent light. No wonder they are said to have guided travellers throughout history, with their light warding off all darkness and fears. With these strong associations to illumination, it's not surprising garnets have also been so popular with kings and queens, vikings, and knights. Imbued with eternal happiness, health, and wealth, the traditionally resplendent red colour of garnets enriches wearers with faith, stability, and courage. An appropriate birthstone for January, which marks the beginning of the year.
All Cassandra Goad Jewellery is designed and made in our workshops in London.
Ever in search of the unusual and rare, Cassandra 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. The jewel is then mounted, assayed, polished and set.