Each day can be a holiday for shoppers in the  Elleard Heffern Fine Jewelers in Clayton.  But a special holiday treat was in store for the guests of Kit Heffern when he recently hosted a reception launching the unique and colorful jewelry line of international jewelry designer Nicholas Varney.  Delighted shoppers mingled with the designer, learned of the materials and work that went into his signature creations, tried on some of the exquisite pieces, and made their selections.

    Since childhood, Varney has nurtured a passion for fine jewelry.  His world travels acquainted him with fine art, treasures and stones native to the countries he has visited, and instilled in him a joy of creating a piece of jewelry uniquely his own.

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