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.
Known as the “Black Beauty,” this vintage 1962 Sarah Coventry brooch has a prong-set black cabochon surrounded by a pinwheel design of silver-tone metal with raised spirals thinning at the edge of the brooch’s rim. The signature mark “Sarah Cov” is on the back of the pin. In the collector’s catalog of Sarah Coventry jewelry, the “Black Beauty” is noted as item 6863. This delightful brooch was originally found as an ornamental piece on a lady’s 1940s black hat with veil at a local estate sale.
This piece is in great vintage condition. There is no loss of silver-tone metal, the black cabochon remains shiny, bright and not scratched, and the pin works perfectly.
This pinwheel of silver-tone metal with a large central and protruding black cabochon would make a bold statement with any outfit. And if you, a family member, or a friend enjoy making such fashion statements, then consider buying this piece.