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Sherman Necklace, With Rare Inverted Stones, Early 1950's

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Posted 1 month ago


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Many of the stones that form this dramatic piece are REVERSE SET, which means backwards and in the photo, you can see they used 10-12 prongs just to mount (set) each of them !! Astonishing !!~
I won this set from an auction ending Nov. 26, 2017, and got it by December 04, 2017.

This also falls under the category of Sherman's distinctive and consistent use of particular findings, such as flower clasps, double, triple or quadruple marquise set ends, and extenders with a certain amount of beads.

This necklace uses some stones, as I said REVERSE SET, so they are very time consuming. Considering the construction, and number and type of stones used, this would have been an expensive set to produce. I believe this set is more special, and they do not seem to have one of these pictured in the book, which gives creedence to the rarity !!~ The signature must be maybe very early 50's and closer to the old stone settings, where they might have used more labour intensive stones to mount ! The necklace is marked on the back, Sherman on a small silver oval and Sherman on the back of the ear screws. The stone are in excellent condition and you see so few of these sets with RVEVERSE set stones, it makes one wonder why they used such labour intensive work. The way the construction works is unusal in that they join some settings to almost form the shape on the one side which keeps the stones in the right formation. The stones continuing up the piece all the way to the clasp continue to be REVERSE set !~


  1. Celiene Celiene, 1 month ago
    Absolute stunner! Set? I only see the necklace. Just gorgeous!
  2. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 1 month ago
    That is really beautiful, Phil!
  3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 month ago
    Sorry to omit the earrings - I will try to include a pic with the earrings !
  4. Celiene Celiene, 1 month ago
    I'd love to see the earrings, too!
  5. Newfld Newfld, 1 month ago
    Supreme elegance Phil, this necklace is movie star gorgeous, the reverse set stones really look like diamonds and the design is amazing - top notch Sherman - Jenni
  6. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 month ago
    Thank you Celiene, I forgot the earrings as I usually do, why must I always forget to include them? Now they are shown.
  7. Celiene Celiene, 1 month ago
    WOWZA!! God - I'd kill for that set! I'd wear it to Safeway to pick up my jug wine. I don't care!
  8. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 1 month ago
    Jenni said it...
    Movie Star is right!
    I didn't know Sherman did reverse stones!
    I only know of Schreiner to do this... learn something
    new everyday on CW.
    Thanks for sharing Phil... absolutely mind- boggling!
    I'm star-struck!
  9. buckethead buckethead, 1 month ago
    The necklace is certainly an eyeful of WOW!!
    Interesting about many of the stones are reversed set. Nice write up :)
  10. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 month ago
    Thanks so much Mrstyndall for the beautiful comment !
  11. Celiene Celiene, 1 month ago
    You have so many gorgeous pieces, Phil - do they ever get worn by anyone?
  12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 month ago
    Wow, what an incredibly beautiful piece Phil!
  13. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 month ago
    Thanks Newfld for the beautiful comment !~
  14. valentino97 valentino97, 1 month ago
    It's so gorgeous Phil and there are more than a few of us who would love to wear it :-) Earrings are amazing too!
  15. Manikin Manikin, 1 month ago
    Another simply exquisite necklace and your write up and explanation of stone setting very interesting . Just amazing piece my friend . Love love
  16. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 month ago
    Thank you Ms.CrystalShip, Sherman did a number of designs with reverse set stones, freiheit posted one of their wonderful necklaces a while back, which is worth viewing.
  17. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 month ago
    Thank you buckethead for the nice compliment :)
  18. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 month ago
    Celiene, my sister often tries them on and wears them. I have been giving her pieces that I collected by other makers and not as many sherman expensive pieces as she does things like jump into bed with them on.
  19. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 month ago
    Thanks jscott0363, for the nice words !~
  20. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 month ago
    Thank you valentino97, I much appreciate !~
  21. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 month ago
    Thanks Manikin for being a best friend here on CW !!~
  22. inky inky, 1 month ago
    You really would feel like a princess when wearing these..just beautiful!...:-) xo
  23. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 month ago
    Thank you inky for being such a special friend !~

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