Dating sarah coventry jewelry
Using curved filigree pieces as petals and centering the pieces with round siam AB rhinestones, each piece has a large stone in the center, and the brooch has a single stone accenting the open leaves. Earrings are 1 1/8" in diameter and about 1/2" deep (I believe these are the smaller of the two earring styles that match this design series).
Item: SS11-136 Price: $17.50 US Description: Sarah Coventry "Wisteria" Brooch and Clip Earring Set - A pretty combination of large 6mm rhinestones in pink and purple, set in a matte finished silvertone, in an abstract floral design.As with almost all SC pieces, these are in excellent original condition.Item: SS8-863 Price: $34.50/set US Description: Sarah Coventry Blue Lagoon Brooch - From 1964, one of the most popular of SC collectors' pieces, this was the design that was sold to the public, while a hostess gift brooch (could not be purchased by general public) similar in style but "squattier" was only available to hostesses. Very good condition with just the slightest of aging to the light blue stones. Item: SP9-758 Price: $34.50 US Description: Sarah Coventry "Nature's Choice" Earrings - Done in silvertone and goldtone, (with a more marked difference between the two in person) these clip earrings are in excellent shape and the design is lovely (in fact I have seen a Boucher design that is almost identical to this except I believe there are rhinestones on the center vein.) About 1 1/4" x 1".Sarah Coventry was widely sold in the 1950's and 1960's, with a replacement guarantee; thus the jewelry was well made and for the most part usually stands the test of time extremely well.It was relatively expensive for the time and usually tailored in design, aimed at the newly emerging market of working women in the US.Probably not noticeable when worn but could almost certainly be changed if that bothered you.
Item: SSRLS-692 Price: $34.50/set US Description: Sarah Coventry "Fashion Splendor" Brooch - This combination of slightly "mottled" pink cabochons, creamy white glass pearls and olive green marquises and rounds, set in goldtone, will add zip to any suit or dress. Just as trendy now as it was back in the 1960's when it went into original production.
Marked on clip finding Sarah Cov with copyright mark; stamping is light, but there. Item: SS9-334 Price: $27.50 US Description: Sarah Coventry Clear Rhinestone Pin and Earring Set - A more elegant evening look for SC; I believe this pattern was called "Crystal Fern".
Brooch is marked Sarah Cov with copyright mark, also, and is about 2 1/4" in diameter; earrings are about 1 1/8" in diameter. Heavy rhodium plate with paste set clear round rhinestones, all original, in a stylized leaf pattern.
Beautiful specialty stones almost never seen in costume jewelry.
Item: SS3-919 Price: $95.00/set US Description: Sarah Coventry Fashion Flower Brooch & Earrings Set - One of SC's most popular sets because it uses red aurora borealis rhinestones, this light goldtone set uses a floral motif that is very three dimensional.
Both Sarah Coventry and its predecessor line, Emmons, were "home party" jewelry companies, i.e.