Viren Bhagat

Diamond and Natural Pearl Tassel Sautoir Necklace Masterpiece by Viren Bhagat

Diamond and Natural Pearl Tassel Sautoir Necklace Masterpiece by Viren Bhagat

Center antique old mine pear shape GIA certified diamond is 5.03 ct G color, VS2 clarity framed by 8 very impressive table cut (or rose cut) diamonds.

The tassel is made of a incredible collection of fine colorless briolette diamond beads.

The round natural pearl under the diamond terminal measures: 8.2 by 8.4 mm
The natural pearl drop on top of the diamonds terminal measures 13.4 mm by 8.5 mm
The natural pearl drop at the bottom measures 10.7 by 8.5 mm

Necklace Measurements: 22.5 inches long

For other impressive jewels by Viren Bhagat please see the legendary Christies sale on June 18 2010 "Maharajahs and Mughal Magnificence" Lots 37, 38 and 39.

A brief Bio on Viren Bhagat from Sothebys:


Viren Bhagat is the creative mind behind the Indian jewellery house Bhagat that is taking world stage for its contemporary elegance synthesizing dramatic Mughal-inspired designs with Art Deco play of geometry. Growing up in Mumbai, and with a father who is both a painter and lecturer in fine arts while managing the jewellery department of their family business, Bhagat spent his early years observing the craft and beauty of his surroundings which later developed into an innate instinct for originality par excellence. With an annual creation limited to sixty to seventy pieces, the jewellery house never works on commission, never duplicates a design, yet most of the pieces were sold even before they are completed, sometimes based solely on Viren Bhagat’s very own sketches.

Whilst the Indian influence was evident in European jewellery produced in 1920s and 30s, Bhagat is twisting this back with a selective palette of gemstones. With the clever collocation of lines, shapes and colours, metal work is often completed hidden and the result is something ethereally light in weight, but heavy from the thoughts and details put into them. Bhagat once said, “Just a hint of Indian Jewellery makes it interesting. I can pick out the best of all influences, and this brings a great balance.’ Every piece of his art, without doubt, bears testimony to this very talent. "

More from Christies:

"Bhagat today is widely recognized as one of the most inventive contemporary jewelers of our time. Based in Mumbai, Bhagat works with a strictly limited but opulent palette of gemstones, tirelessly travelling the world in search of the rare and important material needed to manufacture their intricate and exquisite creations. Each unique jewel is made by hand with fewer than 60 produced annually. The essence of Bhagat’s originality lies in the manner in which they unite classical Indian forms and motifs with a contemporary sensibility that, whilst it combines aspects of East and West, is entirely international.
Now in its fourth and fifth generations, Bhagat is run by Viren along with his two sons, Varun and Jay. In recent years, their works have been exhibited globally at the Kremlin State Museum in Moscow, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London."