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Sherman Costume Jewelry177 of 241Vintage Sherman Clear Rhinestones Brooch, 20 centuryVery Rare Gustave Sherman Blue Drop Pendant Brooch
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    Posted 3 years ago

    Ms.Crystal…
    (121 items)

    It was love at first sight when I came across this piece. The center stone is, of course, the focal point with purple, lilac, and a few AB navettes and chatons. The back is rhodium plated and signed.
    Seriously, if you look into the center stone, it's like you could fall right into it. I always thought Swarovski crystals were all alike. I was wrong... The ones procured by Gustave Sherman were/are of the highest quality...am I right Phil?
    ENJOY!

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    Comments

    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
      You sure can find the goods!
    2. Caperkid, 3 years ago
      Beautiful piece!
    3. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
      Gorgeous !
    4. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      Wow, such a beauty! Stunning!
    5. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Lovely colors!
    6. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      I bow down, you are right. This is a fantastic piece I am not familiar with at this moment !! It looks like there are purple and ab stones and some that look here like alexandrite !! Its an earlier piece of Sherman, probably just when they started making alexandrite stones, spectacular post.
    7. Gillian, 3 years ago
      Everything that PhilDMorris said! Beautiful, beautiful.
    8. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 years ago
      Thanks Bonnie...The finder of all great things! :)

      Jenni..always there with a delightful comment. I know nothing of Sherman. But thanks
      to Phil and his incredible collection I'm starting to learn...

      Caperkid, Mani, MrsT. Gillian & Mary...your sincere comments mean the world to me. Thank you!!

      Phil..So I did good? When you recieve a compliment from an experienced expert in the designer of a piece you pick up, you can ask for nothing better!! So this was made in the
      50's? Maybe? I don't believe it was ever worn or it was taken very good care of...Not a hint of
      wear anywhere.

      Ken..Thank you, my friend...
      It is pretty, isn't it? :)

      Judy,Tigra, Scott & Adele...
      Thank you for the loves...dears!
    9. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Sherman used double and triple rhodium plating at times. Overall the rhodium plating lasts a long time on most sherman pieces.
    10. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 years ago
      Awe Ken...
      What a considerate friend you are...
      It doen't matter dear.I show my pieces for their beauty and to help others in identifying certain aspects of makers, and to learn from others, ( in this case Phil!). As long as I hear from my wonderful friends here on CW, that's enough for me.Once there was a invisibly set red and white crystal brooch from Trifari...a very rare,beautiful & expensive piece and it recieved 7 loves :( I just didn't understand...
    11. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 years ago
      Thank you foseatme...
      Very kind of you!
    12. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 3 years ago
      WOW!!!!
    13. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      One of my friends is much more familiar with this brooch. Am I right that some of the marquise stones are alexandrite ?? They look to be, but almost impossible to be sure from the photo.
    14. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Eileen - do you wear this to the grocery store? What the heck - why not!! Lots of great comments from friends!!
    15. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 years ago
      Thanks Laura, nice to hear from you dear!
    16. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 years ago
      I do believe you are right Phil. Like I said, the seller described them as "lilac with color changing aspects". To be honest, I paid it no mind until you noticed!
      Thank you, my friend!
    17. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 years ago
      LOL
      Yes Mary...
      I don't go out of the house without a brooch.
      Grocery Store, Library, Little League Games....
    18. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
      Love the shape and the colorcombination. Stunning!
    19. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 years ago
      Thank you Elisabethan, so kind of you to say...
    20. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 years ago
      Jeweled & worthit2... Thank you for the loves!
      And I thank all you dears for the loves :)
    21. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 year ago
      So beautiful !~
    22. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 year ago
      The signature in an oval tells that it is Sherman's earliest signature, if it was in a rectangle it would be later.
    23. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 1 year ago
      Yay, so good to hear from you Phil!
    24. rhineisfine rhineisfine, 12 months ago
      Lovely piece! The combination of lavender/alexandrite and clear AB is enchanting.

      One thing, I think this brooch is from the 1960s. When you click on the photo of the back and view the larger photo, you can see that the cartouche (the little plate on which the 'Sherman' name is inscribed) is actually rectangular. It just appears to be oval (1950s) at first glance because it's set on an oval-shaped piece of backing. To my understanding, that dates this brooch a little later than first thought.
    25. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 12 months ago
      I believe you are right, rhineisfine! Two years ago I was just learning about Sherman, and ALEXANDRITE! The rectangle cartouche is definitely from the 60’s. Thank you for pointing this out! Phil is the man, he is the one who taught me about alexandrite stones, so I started collecting the Kramer collection. Once agin, thank you for correcting the info. There is quite a bit of misleading info here, but I just keep quiet as some, one in particular, takes it personal. That shouldn’t be, we are here to love and learn....

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