Cassandra Goad | Onwards pendant
Posted on November 7th, 2017
I recently wrote about how important I think it is to be inspired. Personally, I get my inspiration from so many different sources. Museums, exhibitions, walking wherever and whenever I can. I also spend a ridiculous amount of hours on Instagram admiring angles, places and styles – my list is endless.
Cassandra Goad is a lady who is inspired. Earnest Shackleton is her hero, so it is no surprise that each of her jewellery collections reflect the explorer in her.
It is a Conde Nast Traveller moment exploring Cassandra’s collections. From Brazil to China, Asia, Russia, to here recent inspiration of the idillic island of Sicily, to a simple English Rose. I always look forward to her catalogues. They reflect the journey of her inspiration, and when you look for the dna in her collections, you find the hidden story.
Such is Cassandra’s love of flowers, she held a workshop recently with Bloom & Wild, where we were talked through how to put together our perfect bouquet, above Cassandra’s beautiful jewellery shop on Sloane Street. It was a treat on so many levels; who doesn’t love the idea of flowers through your letter box, which is exactly what you get from Bloom & Wild, an exquisite flower delivery through your letter box.
Whilst I was there I came across a stunning, yet simple pendant she has done in honour of the Antarctic explorer Henry Worsley. Henry, was a friend of hers who sadly lost his life last year. He always finished off his letters to his children with the word ‘Onwards…” Now with the permission of his wife, Cassandra has created an pendant with that powerful message. All profits from this Onwards pendant will go toward The Endeavour Fund.
At this time of year, as we all buy our poppies. We remember the sacrifices made by those gone by, and very much by those still with us now. Many of us cannot imagine the sacrifices people make to keep us safe in this very unsettling world we live in.
The Endeavour Fund supports the recovery of wounded, injured service men and women. Helping them get back on their feet and back into society.
I think what Cassandra has done is exquisite, it is a message of positivity, hope, and strength. I love it. If you love it too, think about an early Christmas or even birthday present for your own loved one. Click through to her website and please support the fund.