1973 Castlecliff Blue Stone Pendant Necklace
Castlecliff pendant necklace designed in 1973 by the jewelry designer, Larry VRBA. The necklace is made out of gold-tone metal and enamel and features a beautiful blue glass stone in the center which is surrounded by pairs of Native Americans wearing traditional headpieces and facing each other. The pendant measures 3 3/4" long x 3" wide and is signed, 'Castlecliff' on the back. The necklace is original to the piece and measures 16" long. Excellent condition.
Larry VRBA began his career in 1969 at the jewelry company, Miriam Haskell. In 1970, when Haskell’s Head Designer, Bob Clark, left to work at Castlecliff, VRBA followed. VRBA spread his wings at Castlecliff, spearheading the famous Mayan collection, inspired by jewelry and adornments he saw on display at the Museum of Natural History in New York City.