Sherman Classics - Vintage Rhodium Swarovski Crystal Clip On Earrings (VE198)
Sherman Classics - Vintage Rhodium Swarovski Crystal Clip On Earrings. These gorgeous earrings are crafted from Rhodium Plate over base metal. Featuring marquise and round cut crystals, Vintage styling and quality workmanship. These earrings are for pierced ears and non pierced ears, and have their original clip on backs. They of exceptional quality and hand set with beautiful bright green and teal Swarovski crystals. The clips are comfortable to wear and hold onto the ear perfectly... Would you expect anything less from Sherman. Just stunning!
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.
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.
Measurements: Earrings 22.00 mm x 12.00 mm
Stone Size: Crystal (marquise) 4.00mm x 4.00 mm -mm Round Crystal 6.00 mm - 2.00 mm
Weight: 7.60 grams
Condition: Excellent Note: Pristine
Date: Circa 1950