Jewel of the day: Sherman Red Rhinestone Bib Necklace

For me, Sherman is one of the kings of rhinestone jewellery, even though the company closed its doors in 1981. Pieces made decades ago still retail their sparkle, and the plating looks as good as the day it was done.

This red Swarovski crystal necklace is set in blackened metal (known as japanned), which really sets off the stones. Red is one of the most prized Sherman colours, and you can probably see why right here.

Though this piece is from my personal collection and not for sale, you can see it and others photographed in the book Sherman Jewellery: The Masterpiece Collection, which is for sale for $30 plus shipping. Mention that you saw this blog post and I will give you the book for 15% off, until January 1.


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