Friday, October 31, 2008

Gorgeous Green Sherman Rhinestone Jewelry

Lately I've been busy sorting through boxes of jewelry stocking my store on Ruby Lane but I always stop and pause to admire my Sherman jewelry when I come across a piece.

The multi-colored set documented today is in absolute pristine condition done in shiny rhodium plate and featuring a dazzling combination of moss and emerald green marquise shaped rhinestones accented with sparkling blue/green washed aurora borealis.  It is exquisite in the way the stones are stacked  and elegantly curved to take full advantage of the light in all directions.  This set is brilliant and worthy of being photographed for any jewelry book featuring high-end costume jewelry.  I haven't seen too many in this particular design although there are ones similar that don't have the extra dimension.  One of my favorite sets, I love the green shades!

The second set I am documenting is almost a perfect color match, the elegant drop earrings feature some of the same colors as the brooch but have some that are almost a teal shade.  Not a common color in any rhinestones I have seen so I wonder if this was one of the special order colors created by Swarovski for Sherman designs. They feature a flower cluster at the earlobe and have 1 3/4" of marquise drops. Sparkling and beautiful set in shiny rhodium plate with nice tight back clips.

The domed brooch was one I just couldn't resist on eBay a few months ago listed with a $60 buy-it-now just before our dollar tumbled. I've been trying to thin out my collection (this is evident when you look at my inventory at Island Vintage Jewelry on Ruby Lane) but I couldn't resist anything with such deep green shades and at such a rock bottom price so here it is. It's a full 2" in diameter, stacked with different colors of marquises stones and then topped with a cluster of aurora borealis chatons.  The rhodium plate is in like new condition (don't you love that about Sherman pieces!) and the raised dome shape captures the light in all directions.

As usual, all pieces documented in today's post are clearly marked SHERMAN.

I'm still working on thinning out my Sherman collection and including signed and unsigned beauties in my store so if you are in the mood to treat yourself this coming holiday season with some beautiful costume jewelry, click on the link over in the right-hand column and check out my store "Island Vintage Jewelry" and those listed on my "Favorite Links" and enjoy the gorgeous jewelry up for grabs!  

Saturday, October 25, 2008

More Sherman Rhinestone Jewelry for Sale!

It's been about three weeks now and I'm still going through my stash of jewelry and finding lots of Sherman pieces to sell along with a lot of unsigned beauties.  One brooch I listed yesterday sold in only a couple of hours, it was spectacular but somehow slipped through the factory doors where it was made unsigned.  I have another set like that listed right now, it's the pretty curved red and fuchsia brooch with matching earrings and it's exquisite! There has to be a signed piece somewhere out there that belongs with this sparkling brooch and earrings. The quality and unique tiered design, everything that would scream designer is present in this gorgeous set.  I think it proves my point about designer jewelry that did not get permanent signatures referred to in the posts I did about Signed versus Unsigned Sherman jewelry.

On the other hand, this moss green with aurora borealis brooch is signed Sherman and gorgeous!  It sparkles brilliantly and is in excellent condition but since I am finding so much with green, I've decided to give someone else the pleasure of owning it, perhaps even someone who has a piece to match it.

The blue aurora borealis demi parure is striking and has been in my collection a long time. It turns out that I have others similar to it so now is the time to let this pretty set go.  The condition of it is amazing considering how old it must be.  One thing about jewelry that was manufactured by Sherman - it looks like it just left the factory!  It too is done in a tiered fashion like many of the more sought after Sherman pieces.  

Lastly, the blue earrings are huge, and since they are stand alone, I thought that perhaps someone out there would be able to match them up with another piece making a beautiful set with them.

All kinds of beautiful pieces of jewelry, some signed, some not have been listed in my store.  If you have a moment, click on the link to Island Vintage Jewelry on the right and check it out. It's been quite a job to go through so much jewelry but I'm getting a handle on it and believe it or not, it has been enjoyable to rediscover so many beautiful pieces that have been packed away for so long.  Time to let them go and be appreciated!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Sherman Jewelry For Sale & On Sale!

For those of you who have been following my blog, you know that I do most of my purchasing of Sherman jewelry online.  To get ready for each post, I have been going through my collection and finding many pieces that I had forgotten I had and even color duplicates. Because of that, I have been downsizing my collection giving all of you the opportunity to purchase one or more of these beauties at my store on Ruby Lane (direct link in the right margin), some are even on sale!

The champagne aurora borealis necklace with drop earrings is absolutely gorgeous and would not be for sale but for the fact I have another that is very similar to it. The sparkling rhinestones are incredible with flashes of pink, purple, green and yellow. I love this style, so classic and sophisticated. Who wouldn't want to  dazzle everyone around with this beautiful set at their next Christmas or New Year's party!

The large pinwheel that is currently on sale in my store is so unusual and collectible with this color combination.  I have not in all my collecting and searching seen anything that even closely resembles this color combination making it a rare piece indeed.  The condition is excellent and would work with just about any color in your wardrobe.

Of course, the clear pieces are the most timeless and elegant.  Perfect for the bride, the prom or any occasion where sparkle just sets off that outfit or dress.  I know the one pictured at the right is unsigned but anyone who read my previous posts on signed versus unsigned Sherman jewelry and believes, like most of us, that there are indeed Sherman jewelry pieces that do not have a permanent signature, will recognize this style and know immediately that it was most likely manufactured by Sherman.  It dazzles just as much as any other of his designs and is of the same weight, style and quality.  Great opportunity to purchase a fabulous set at a great price!

Hope you will take a minute to check my store for lots of other great vintage designer jewelry some signed, some unsigned beauties, I have something for every budget so take a look! 


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Outstanding Apple Green Sherman Rhinestone Jewelry

This is one of the prettiest colors of Sherman rhinestones and one of the hardest to find.  I've been fortunate enough to find each of these sets online. The "shrimp" style brooch was purchased alone and almost two years later, the matching clip earrings finally surfaced on auction.  Again, matching colors on a computer monitor is tricky and never exact but as with the yellow set documented in one of my earliest posts, the green color was "bang on".  Both are set in shiny rhodium plate and clearly marked Sherman.

The gorgeous apple green bracelet (which just happens to be an exact style match to the yellow one mentioned in the post noted in my last paragraph) was purchased for a reasonable buy-it-now price on eBay. I have been waiting for green for years and didn't want to take the chance of missing it if I had left it up to a regular auction so I used the buy-it-now feature. This same seller had the pretty drop earrings with the same color combination on auction at the same time, so I waited that auction out and got them for a steal.  Almost made up for how much the bracelet was LOL!!!!

As in the first set, this gorgeous apple green bracelet and drop earrings are set in shiny rhodium plate and clearly marked Sherman. Everything is in excellent condition.

Purchasing a color match to a piece you already own is tricky but doable using online options as your resource. These pretty apple green sets along with my earlier post on the lemony yellow pieces show that it is indeed possible.  All Sherman jewelry is valuable on its own but collectors will confirm that acquiring matching sets is by far the most sought after. Matching a piece you already own takes patience but is well worth the time and effort. You never know, there just may be a piece you have been waiting for in my store right now so check it out!!