Lovely signed vintage parure. This Sarah Coventry Inca Fire pendant, brooch and earrings set is in mint (possibly unworn) condition. The whole set feature a diamond shape filigree sytle (open metal) setting each with a red cabochon – made of plastic but looks like a carnelian colour gemstone. It comprises a small pendant on a multi-link silver tone metal chain, a larger brooch which can also be attached to the necklace to make the pendant larger and two clip on earrings. Each item is signed SARAH or SARACOV with a Copyright symbol.
It dates from the 1970s.
The whole set weighs 32 grams. The necklace chain measures measures 60 cm so the pendant sits around the breastbone. The pendant measures 2.5 x 2.5 cm. The earrinsg measure just over 2 x 2 cm and the brooch measures 4.5 x 4.5 cm.
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.