Posted 1 year ago
When I came across this brooch, at first I doubted it was by Gustave Sherman! This style isn't in either of the published books about Sherman jewellery, and I'd never seen one like it before. But it does have several Sherman signatures: bright Swarovski rhinestones, clean rhodium plating, and most of all, the oval cartouche. I'm guessing this is a very early brooch in uncharacteristic Art Deco style. It features clear rhinestones only, and no aurora borealis finish (which also fits the earlier time frame). From tip to tip, it's 2.75" or 7 cm in length. I absolutely love the style and the brilliance of its stones, which I've had great difficulty capturing on camera.
P.S. Edited the post to swap out the main photo with a newer (hopefully better) one of the brooch's front.