Saturday, June 9, 2007

Unsigned Sherman in Archival Sherman Ad

Authentic Sherman archival jewellery Ads from the 50s and 60s prove that Sherman didn't always sign his jewellery. As seen in this original Ad showing the fabulous crystal bead necklace set. The crystal bead necklace and bracelet of this variety were never signed although often the earrings were. These particular crystal bead necklaces were identified as Sherman by the ornate hook and 6 bead extender as well as the butterfly findings as shown in the photo of the Red necklace. Note: The hook is never plain on the crystal bead necklaces. The variations include a diamond shaped jewel hook, a flower shaped hook with or without a jewel or a square shaped hook. (Vendome also has a flower hook but it looks very different). There were variations on the butterfly findings as well. (Check out the Blue Necklace).

The memory wire bracelet is identified by the graduating crystals, the 3 dangly crystals at the end, as well as the ornate spacer bar that Sherman always always used. Sherman also used tiny crystal spacer beads between the larger crystals on the coil bracelets. These bracelets are never without the tiny crystals in between. (See red bracelet).

The same style ornate spacer bars were also used near the top of his 24" double strand crystal bead necklaces to keep them sitting nicely. These necklaces were both signed and unsigned under the rosebud clasp. (More pictures to be included later).

Note: The Sherman Archival Ads are not to be reproduced without permission of Agi Gallus Vintage Jewellery.

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