NICHOLAS VARNEY Carnelian Beads with Gold and Diamond Ball Clasp
NICHOLAS VARNEY Carnelian Beads with Gold and Diamond Ball Clasp US 1980'sw New York artist jewelry designer, Nicholas Varney, created this wonderful combination of large, beautifully colored carnelian beads with a gold and diamond ball clasp. The beads are 20 mm; the necklace is 18 3/4" long. It is from the collection of Paige Rense, editor emeritus of Architectural Digest.
NAGAUR A talisman necklace, Nagaur is inspired by the fortress city, a miracle set in the middle of the Thar Desert which walls protect delicate palaces, enchanting pavilions and gardens bathed in sunlight, the dazzling brightness expressed in jewelry. Like a precious memory, the Maison has brought back a bit of Rajasthan in the form of some grains of sand from the Thar desert. They are forever set in Nagaur, in the rock crystal.
AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE GEM-SET EGYPTIAN REVIVAL PENDENT SAUTOIR, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS The pendant designed as a pavé-set diamond panel with central seated figure of Maat in domed calibré-cut rubies to the chevron border with lotus flower terminals and gem-set fringe, suspended by a series of twelve shaped rectangular panels, each depicting a falcon, with collet and buckle spacers to the ruby, emerald and diamond winged scarab clasp, December 1924, Signed by Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris,