About the Artist:
Sarah Coventry jewelry was named after the granddaughter of Lyman K. Stuart, the founder of the company. Established in 1949, it is recognized as the oldest direct-selling jewelry company in the world. The company did not design its own jewelry but used other manufacturers to produce its products. Most of the production happened in the state of Rhode Island.
Until 1984, when the company closed its doors, Sarah Coventry jewelry was purchased at home jewelry parties by "fashion directors" throughout the country. However, Sarah Coventry jewelry was re-opened years later by new owners and is currently being distributed by representatives via catalogues, the Internet, home shopping networks, and other means.
Released by Sarah Coventry in 1973, this vintage brooch and clip-back earring demi set is known as the “Catherine” demi parure. The antique, Victorian-looking, silver-tone settings are highly detailed and each piece features a central cornflower blue faux sapphire cabochon with smaller faux pearls and amethyst purple rhinestones in the surrounding areas.
This set is in excellent condition. The pin has a hook on the back so that it can be hung from a necklace and serve as a pendant. The earring clips and the brooch pin mechanism are in good working condition. The silver-tone metal remains bright and shiny. All pieces to this demi parure are signature marked “Sarah Cov” on their backsides.
For those collectors who love the Victorian look, this Catherine demi parure is an excellent find. Because of its faux blue sapphires and faux pearls, the set goes well with formal and informal winter wear. Don’t’ let this set pass you by!