Most of my customers know I have a passion for fine perfume, and my "Blue Hour" line of jewelry was created in homage to Guerlain's classic "L'Heure Bleue." But my signature fragrance is Guerlain's "Nahema," created when the heir to this world-renowned perfume house fell in love with Catherine Deneuve. His image of this modern Goddess, surrounded by lush blooming roses, inspired his sumptuous "Nahema" perfume. The name means 'Daughter of Fire,' from one of Scheherazade's 1001 Tales of the Arabian Nights.
The complex mix of fragrances that makes Nahema so unforgettable is too long to list here, but I've used the colors of its main notes in these new earrings. I will have a matching necklace in my Ruby Lane store. I've used these stunning pink solar quartz pendants as the focal points, with 2 shades of deep pink untreated ruby to suggest the Bulgarian and Damask roses that make up some of this perfume's intense bouquet.
The pink solar quartz disks are about 18mm. in size, (3/4" long) with the edges left pebbled to show their natural beauty. They are natural geode slices, almost perfectly matched in size and pattern: a translucent pink outer with a rosette center. I've showcased them with faceted rondelles of untreated rubies that complement the solar quartz shades: a 4mm. deepest rose and a 4.5mm. rose-pink. They are worked on 14kt. gold-filled wire, with granulated vermeil (24kt. gold over sterling silver) bead accents.
They hang from beaded 24kt. vermeil posts. The earrings measure a total of 1.75" long. Since all solar quartz geodes are different in pattern and color, these are a one-of-a-kind pair.
And for rose lovers, the French rose-breeding house of Delbard has developed a sumptuously fragrant double rose named Nahema, inspired by the Guerlain perfume. Modern trends aside, the colors and fragrances of roses will always hold a special place in many women's hearts. These earrings were crafted for you, my Lady.
All metals are 24kt. gold over .925 sterling silver or 14kt. gold-filled. All gemstones are genuine. The last scan is one of the original advertisements for Nahema when it was first developed by Jean-Paul Guerlain in 1979.
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