Posted 3 years ago
Rare Signed Sherman OPAQUE JADE GREEN & PEACOCK BLUE AB- BUTTERFLY CLUSTER MOTIF BRACELET
I received this mid-March 2018.
I have not seen anything like it by Sherman before with the unusual shape of some of the jade stones. Vintage, Late 1950's - Opaque Jade Green, Emerald and Peacock Blue AB Color - Round, Marquise and Pear Shaped Crystals, this design is designed as a 1 " wide butterfly cluster motif bracelet featuring alternating butterfly shaped links. The bracelet is done in a series of dazzling and intense opaque jade green, emerald green and peacock blue AB color round, pear and marquise shaped crystals set in a gold plated setting. The piece comes off mainly in greens with the blue stones so well balanced in there, and the hardly noticable AB stones so dull and looking more like a regular rhinestone design. Normally, I hate AB stones, especially if and when the whole bracelets are ab. I recived this about the 19th of March from my main Toronto seller. I collect mainly bracelets, do not really like a lot of the necklaces, and I try to have few brooches unless a good design or in a set/parure.
In CW's essay on Sherman they say Sherman's motto was Jewellery made to last a lifetime.
When Sherman was in business he had no idea how long his jewellery would last. How could he ?? He was a jeweler and could not predict the future. The truth is that it was up to the retailer to advertise and promote the jewellery and the sales. Luckily we are all blessed that so many of his pieces lasted through time ! The experts in books knew that and they would never agree with Sherman using that motto. His motto was simply Jewels of Elegance.