Share your favorites on Show & Tell

SHERMAN STARFISH?....you tell me

In Costume Jewelry > Show & Tell.
WideAwake0247's loves8 of 71Helgas' Edwardian photo locket Sulphide Cameo Butterfly Wing Sterling Silver Earrings with 9ct Gold Screw Fittings
18
Love it
0
Like it

BroochmanBroochman loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
MALKEYMALKEY loves this.
TreyTrey loves this.
WideAwake0247WideAwake0247 loves this.
ElisabethanElisabethan loves this.
Daisy1000Daisy1000 loves this.
jeweledjeweled loves this.
auraaura loves this.
foseatmefoseatme loves this.
kwqdkwqd loves this.
BrunswickBrunswick loves this.
valentino97valentino97 loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
PhilDMorrisPhilDMorris loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
NewfldNewfld loves this.
MrstyndallMrstyndall loves this.
See 16 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 6 months ago

    Ms.Crystal…
    (93 items)

    I picked this piece up for a pittance. Did I pick it up because I thought it was Sherman?
    Nope.
    I picked it up because of it’s condition...PRISTINE!
    Look at the rhodium plating. It’s perfect, not a scratch. The stones sparkle like diamonds in the correct lighting. They are definitely Swarovski. There are 16 prongs on each navette & 8 prongs around the middle chaton. I do believe Sherman made more than one starfish, close in detail. So it has all the beautiful qualities that makes up a Sherman piece, just no hallmark. Oh, one last clue, this piece did come from Canada.
    Is it Sherman? You tell me.

    logo
    Costume Jewelry
    See all
    Nice Jewelry Lot ALL GOOD Wear Resell Vintage Now 5 Pc Earring Brooch Necklace
    Nice Jewelry Lot ALL GOOD Wear Rese...
    $15
    100 Vtg Now Chain Necklace Gold Silver Tone Wholesale Bulk Lot Grab Bags Jewelry
    100 Vtg Now Chain Necklace Gold Sil...
    $30
    VINTAGE TO NOW JEWELRY LOT   AB46
    VINTAGE TO NOW JEWELRY LOT AB46...
    $40
    LOVELY Antique Vintage Rhinestone Brooch LOT Coro Florenza Sarah Coventry
    LOVELY Antique Vintage Rhinestone B...
    $40
    logo
    Nice Jewelry Lot ALL GOOD Wear Resell Vintage Now 5 Pc Earring Brooch Necklace
    Nice Jewelry Lot ALL GOOD Wear Rese...
    $15
    See all

    Comments

    1. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 6 months ago
      Can’t tell you who made it, but you did very well :). Congrats!
    2. Broochman Broochman, 6 months ago
      Something else I noticed on Jenni's brooch...It's loaded with figure 8s. Did D and E, produce for Sherman? I was under the impression that only Delizza & Elster made that design, hmmm!
    3. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 6 months ago
      Woah Ken, I never caught that! There’s no way Sherman needed anyone to make his jewelry. This is a mystery!!! This needs looking into!!!
    4. Broochman Broochman, 6 months ago
      Maybe Sherman did if he was behind on his orders? Through research I'm finding new info, such as Trifari may have made for Sarah Coventry and Avon.
    5. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 6 months ago
      Jewelry can be so puzzling sometime, especially when beautiful pieces are not marked!
    6. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 months ago
      It does not resemble the one on etsy at all. Ridiculous. And I am sure Gustave never had any intention of duplicating D&E at any time. The one on Etsy has smaller stones I see, quite small. However, the quality of the rhodium plating appears top notch as Sherman always was. And apart from the lopsided stone on the ends, it would be a standard Star as Sherman always made. I too would consider it strongly as a Sherman piece. Also the fact that each of the stars has many claws is something Sherman would do, and often did !! Also the central stone in the middle has many claws instead of the standard 4 claws, The brooch is screaming quality and it is spectacular !!! Hopefully one will be found that is signed.
    7. Broochman Broochman, 6 months ago
      Jenni, your brooch Is Not identical to Eileen's brooch. Yours has figure 8s on the back and her's doesn't.
    8. Broochman Broochman, 6 months ago
      Did D & E make a starfish brooch like the one you have posted?
    9. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 6 months ago
      Yes Ken,
      D & E did make a starfish brooch. It was part of their Sealife Collection. It was made with several different sizes of chatons.
      Very HTF, unlike the Sherman starfish, which is everywhere..
    10. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 6 months ago
      Woah Phil..
      Let’s be nice. Ridiculous is a strong word. No one said Sherman duplicated D & E.
      Also, my brooch is very small, I zoomed in to show detail.
      Remember, let’s all play nice :)
    11. valentino97 valentino97, 6 months ago
      So beautiful! What are the original dimensions? I know I'm bossy about that, but it does help right away sometimes when we post size. XOXO Eileen!
    12. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 months ago
      Yes I guess I used a rather strong word there. I meant that about the one on etsy not what you were thinking.
    13. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 6 months ago
      That’s ok my friend,
      and it’s ok to be passionate about our jewelry. And I believe you are correct, but it’s close. Frankly, I would never buy a piece of Sherman without the hallmark. This was not sold as a Sherman, hence the cheap price...
    14. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 6 months ago
      And you are also right Mary, we should give dimensions!
      This is a very small piece, just barely 2”x 2”
    15. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 6 months ago
      Thank you Foseatme, but please remember,
      Let’s ALL play nice! :)
    16. Daisy1000 Daisy1000, 6 months ago
      Quite the find. I’m going to say, I think you have a Sherman here, Eileen. I have the same brooch and matched earrings in pink — exactly the same back, heavy pronging around the larger stones, end stones, 2”, etc. Don’t see a single difference. Lots of unsigned Sherman.Pink set is signed: both earrings and brooch.
    17. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 months ago
      Hopefully Daisy can post her example and a match can be made !~
    18. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 6 months ago
      Thank you Leanne!
      I didn’t think I was seeing things, Ha!
      Thank you so much for your confirmation.
      This helps others knowing Sherman didn’t sign every piece, ( in a set most likely)
      The jewelry I mainly collect never signed a single piece!
      D & E used hang-tags. So I have learned how to spot a piece through construction and other traits.
      Again, thanks a bunch and yes, let’s see the beautiful pink starfish set!
    19. Gillian, 5 months ago
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/275139-sherman-starfish-brooches
    20. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 months ago
      Very nice brooch and the first thing in my mind was a starfish :)
    21. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 months ago
      If mermaids wore jewelry this would be it :) Lovely and sparkling starfish, like bubbles.
    22. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 months ago
      Thank you, Elizabeth!
      My starfish is quite pretty, and your comment is most appreciated, but take a look at Leanne’s starfishes! ( Daisy1000) Sherman made these in many colors and variations. (Someday I hope to find the D & E starfish. That would be a feat! )
    23. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 months ago
      its beautiful , no matter what it is , I love it!!!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.