Founder & Owner, Nicholas Varney Jewels
Nicholas Varney has always been inspired by nature and the organic as a jewelry artisan. His extensive travels throughout his childhood opened his eyes to the beauties of nature and the richness of different cultures around the world. After growing up in a family with a sophisticated influence in design, it came as no surprise when he decided to open his own design studio in New York after graduating from the Gemological Institute of America in Vicenza, Italy. Nicholas’ use of precious metals, rare natural pearls, and colorful gemstones mixed with wood, cork eggshell, and coral create an unexpected and whimsical beauty rarely seen in fine jewelry. He has received many accolades for his bold designs over the years, including being inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2006, named one of Forbes' “Five Jewelers Working Today That You Will Be Collecting Tomorrow,” and featured in various publications including Veranda, Town & Country, Vogue, and W Magazine. Nicholas splits his time between Florida and his beloved farm in Millbrook, New York.