Posted 3 years ago
Posted November 21, 2017
These 2 brooches I bought with the last 2 bracelets that I posted earlier November. The one on the left with the green opague stones has a nice roundel of small round stones on the right near the bottom which sets a lot of Sherman pieces apart from other manufacturers. The use of green opague stones is rare, however if you see a bracelet or necklace using them, that is considered extremely rare.
The one on the right is full of Siam Red stones and the backing is black Japanned. Japanning is most often a heavy black "lacquer", almost like enamel paint which is done on Jewellery and makes the piece that much rarer, although I would not consider these two brooches very rare.