Very sparkly signed vintage parure. This Sarah Coventry allusion brooch and earrings set is in very good vintage condition. The set features a large 3D brooch and fairly large earrings in a pale gold tone metal with delicate pale AB aurora borealis rhinestones. The brooch features a large flower on a stem with two rows of open work metal petals. The centre of the flower is a cabochon of pastel shade AB rhinestones. The earrings are a smaller version of the flower without the stem.
The overall effect is very light and airy despite the large size. They are also fairly light due to the open metal work style. There is a pink hue to the AB stones but this is difficult to capture in the photographs. Each item is signed SARAHCOV with a Copyright symbol.
It dates from 1968.
The whole set weighs 33 grams. The brooch measures 9 cm x 6cm at its widest point. The earrings measure 3 cm across.
Presented in a beautiful satin drawstring bag.
Despite the ‘designer’ name Sarah Coventry vintage costume jewellery is not made by one designer. Sarah Coventry was the name of a company based in the US (1949 – 1980s) who had emigrated from Coventry in England, UK. They employed different designers to produce their jewellery. They adopted a method similar to Avon in that they used house parties to sell their ranges “for the woman who dares to be different.” Some pieces are made in Canada or the UK.