Posted 2 months ago
Sherman Spectacular Pink and AB Pink brooch and Pinwheel Earrings Set Rare Received December 21, 2020
The signatures are nice and crisp, however it looks blurred on my last photo.
This is one of my last purchases of the year, and I was lucky to get it before Christmas. This was the last puchase that was this good however before Christmas. Two weeks ago I never wanted another pink set by Sherman, but now I see that I would have been the loser had I not bought this set ! The earrings are spectacular with all the horde of small stones clustered in the middle. In other manufacurers I do not believe that they used such a small cluster of stones either on earrings or brooch. The brooch is rare also with these spectacular small stones in the brooch which is highly rare, seldom used in brooches. I believe in the larger brooch alone he clustered around 19 of these spectacular small stones. The earrings have a 7 stone cluster. Usually the clusters of 19 stones are used in the large brooches, and not in mid size or smaller ones.
This work with small clusters of stones was very particular work for Sherman and is another way that Sherman did work that was very hard for the stone setters and therefore costing more to produce. Sherman also did sometimes use a regular one stone middle work that I have seen, but I prefer the use of multiple clusters of stone that makes a beautiful piece look Spectacular with a capital S. It makes the piece Zoom to reality with added particular flair in his pieces. I know he did this much more often than any other manufacturer did. A lot of manufacturers never did this work, let alone with all his rhinestone pieces being set by hand with real prongs, one of the few if only he may have manufactured on this continent. By this time most other manufacturers were using "fake" prongs used only for decoration ! This brooch is not a wreath design but some call it a double feather, all pieces signed. Spectacular !~