Aurora Borealis - Vintage Signed Sherman Swarovski Crystal Feather Brooch (VBR052)
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Aurora Borealis - Vintage Signed Sherman Swarovski Crystal Feather Brooch. This brooch is crafted from a gold tone metal. Featuring Aurora Borealis Swarovski crystal, vintage styling, and quality craftsmanship. Here is a splendid brooch from the Canadian jewelry manufacturer Sherman. Sherman is known from the quality of their workmanship and the quality of the stones they used. This brooch features wonderful lively stones with an aurora borealis finish. These stones catch the light and have flashes or pink, purple and blue. The stones are all prong set in gold tone metal. The back of the brooch is signed Sherman. The pin mechanism is in perfect working order. Truly a wonderful Vintage Sherman to add to any collection.
Gustave Sherman designed and manufactured some of the highest quality and most beautiful fine costume jewelry in Canada, if not the world. Even though he had no schooling in business or jewelry-making, Gustave founded his Montreal manufacturing company, Sherman Costume Jewelry, in 1947.
1895: The Swarovski company is founded in Wattens, Austria. Daniel Swarovski and his partners were seeking a new business location and this small town offered advantages: distance from imitators, good transport to Paris and possibility of using hydroelectric power.
Rhinestones which are also known as diamantes or paste date back as far as the thirteenth century where they were first made from Czechoslovakian or Bohemian hand blown glass. The term rhinestone came along later, when rock crystals were discovered in and around the shores of the river Rhine in Austria.
Measurements: Brooch 54.00 mm x 52.00 mm
Stone Size: Marquise Gems 15.00 mm x 7.00 mm Round Crystal 4.00 mm
Weight: 18.50 grams
Date: Circa 1950