One of my favorite thrift store finds so far has to be this large and fabulous signed Sherman brooch. This was purchased at between 1/4 and 1/3 of its true value.
Typical of Sherman designs, it is three tiers high and heavily gold plated. The chubby rootbeer colored marquise rhinestones are accented beautifully by the slender champagne marquise-shaped aurora borealis stones. Three open horseshoe shaped rings on top of aurora borealis chatons add that extra sparkle that set Sherman designs apart.
The pretty signed earrings shown were purchased on an eBay auction and are the perfect companion to the brooch.
The exquisite butterfly-style bracelet features a similar color combination and was purchased at a flea market. Although unsigned, it is made with the same attention to detail and quality that Sherman used. I like that it is extremely flexible and flows elegantly over my wrist without being stiff or awkward. It is large for this style measuring almost a full inch in width. I had previously owned a black bracelet like this that was signed Sherman, however, it was much more narrow.
The earrings pictured with the bracelet and purchased with it are signed Sherman and are identical in color although feature different shapes of rhinestones.
In a future post, I will be discussing my opinion on the ongoing debate of signed versus unsigned Sherman pieces.