All That Glittered: The Rise and Fall of Sarah Coventry Inc.

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Sarah Coventry

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Welcome to amazingvintagejewelry. Lisa Helms, owner and webmaster The items sold on this website are vintage and have been previously owned. Most are gently worn and have been well cared-for over the years. While many of the Sarah Coventry pieces are still in the boxes and have never been worn, it is authentic vintage merchandise manufactured from through This is not new Sarah Coventry jewelry! We do not hire sales people, and we do not work through home parties.

We do not repair broken Sarah Coventry jewelry. Since we are in no way affiliated with the Sarah Coventry company, we do not honor the Sarah Coventry “lifetime guarantee”. I am not qualified to and do not appraise jewelry. Also note that this website does not list jewelry on consignment.

Costume Jewelry Designers & Company Information

Beautiful vintage brooch in excellent condition. Sarah Coventry often created tribute pieces for ages of the past, and this is Medieval style brooch, carefully detailed and picked out with black oxidization to resemble a much older piece. Brooch is 2. Pin, hinge and clasp in perfect working order. In , Lyman Stuart named his costume jewellery company after his granddaughter, Sarah Coventry.

Find out when and how Sarah Coventry jewelry came to be, and learn a few methods you Vintage and Collectible Costume Jewelry Marks.

Subscribe to RSS Feed. The information is in no way inclusive but a brief overview of each of the costume jewelry designers mentioned noting signatures used when the designer used multiple marks on their costume jewelry over the years. Credit is due in part to Marcelle Higginbotham for researching and compiling some of this data. Reference numbers, where applicable, when clicked will take you to the book title from which the information on the costume jewelry designer was obtained.

If you click on the book title, you will be taken to the page in the Bookshelf on which that book appears. Click on the jacket cover and you will be taken to Amazon. Below is information on costume jewelry designers and marks used on their respective costume jewelry designs alphabetized A through H. Lindroth Company Attleboro, MA. Blackinton – Founded in the company specialized in mostly sterling silver and 14k gold novelties and jewelry. A block letter R, B with the horizontal sword hilt on the left , and Co.

The original trademark, the block B with sword only not surrounded by R and Co. The company was bought by Wells, Inc. Boucher – Marcel Boucher designed jewelry for Mazer Bros.

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Various signature marks were used by Sarah Coventry Inc and my understanding is that these markings will not help you date the pieces (as many other makers.

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Sarah Coventry Sets

This mark expired April of The THL trademark was granted in and is still in use. While the Accessocraft trademark was granted in and was used throughout production on metal jewelry with some variations. The Alice Caviness mark was used from on. Yet the mark was not registered until by the Junquera Sales Co.

Sarah Coventry and Emmons jewelry were both sold at home parties from til names so collectors use the names and date to identify their finds. Sarah Coventry marks are: “Coventry” “Sarah Coventry” “SC” “Sarah”.

Sarah Coventry jewelry was one of the most popular costume jewelry lines in the s and s. I remember going to jewelry parties with my mother when I was young. Sarah Coventry jewelry is a sister company to Emmons Jewelry Company, which was also sold at home parties. Both companies were owned by members of the same family. Emmons began as a home fashion and jewelry sales company, founded in by Lyman Stuart and named after his mother Caroline Emmons Stuart.

About a year later the home fashion line was dropped and it became Emmons Jewelry. He used the name of his granddaughter Sarah Coventry Beale for the company name.

Sarah Coventry / Emmons 1949

I love the content on your websites. Thanks a ton! What a beautiful job you have done of cataloging the Sarah Coventry pieces. It is a true testament of admiration and love of these lovely vintage pieces! This is awesome Chris!

Sarah Coventry is a company that produced mid-range costume jewelry. and men’s jewelry was produced under the marks Sarah Coventry (first used in The earliest-known signet rings date from ancient Egypt, thousands of years ago.

Advanced search Search Help Send feedback. Account Options Sign in Search settings. Cached Similar. Hallmarks and History of Vintage, Contemporary, Modernist and Searches related to dating sarah coventry marks. Last week I obtained a brochure produced by Sarah Coventry in Spring This magazine is from the US and the hostess lived in Iowa. Sarah Coventry jewelry bore the following identifying marks :.

All items Elizabeth Taylor for Avon Hallmark. These numbers while helpful in trying to identify a date for your Boucher

Designer Information

This company produced high quality brooches, necklaces, bracelets, dress clips, earrings, tiaras, hair clips, etc. The Nemo mark was first used in The quality of the jewelry they made ranged from very good to above average. They made much of their jewelry in the ‘s and the quality was lacking in the lower end of their carded jewelry. They did make some well designed and above average costume jewelry.

Mark: schiffer was sold through jewelry is recognized as sarah coventry vintage jewelry sets.

Collectors of vintage costume jewelry will find Sarah Coventry jewelry enchanting. The elegant vintage jewelry collection spans the late s through the mid s. Find out more about the appeal of Sarah Coventry and where to find the jewelry today, even though the company is no longer in business. Stuart, came up with the concept for the collection of jewelry that grew to be known as “Sarah Coventry.

Sarah Coventry was sold exclusively at home parties and never sold in retail stores during the company’s operation from to Although the company did not design or manufacture the jewelry, Sarah Coventry was involved in determining which designs worked for the line. The vintage pieces show the history of the jewelry company.

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Sarah Coventry jewelry was named after the granddaughter of Lyman K. Stuart, the founder of the company. Established in , it is recognized as the oldest direct selling jewelry company in the world. They did not design their own jewelry but used other manufacturers to produce their jewelry. Most of the production happened in the state of Rhode Island. In the mids a subsidiary of Playboy Enterprises.

To see my Sarah Coventry jewelry, click Sarah Coventry. Other marks used to approximately date Mexican silver are: to , and.

It is often a hinged, snapping loop that is permanently attached to one side of the clasp often a box clasp , and, when the bracelet is closed, snaps onto the other side of the clasp. It is usually a chain that is permanently attached to one side of the bracelet, and attaches to the other side with a spring ring clasp or other type of clasp. On the Miriam Haskell cuff bracelet above, the safety chain is located on the lower left of the picture. The term safety catch is used for a variety of these closures.

On pins and brooches, a safety clasp often refers to a long pin on a hinge that can be held or released with a secure clasp often a rotating circle within a circle. Sandor jewelry often has delicate floral designs with enameling and rhinestones. The Sandor company was in operation from the until the ‘s. SAPPHIRE Sapphire is a precious gemstone a type of corundum that ranges in color from blue to pink to yellow to green to white to purple mauve sapphire to pink-orange padparadscha sapphire.

Six-sided asterisms sometimes occur in star sapphires caused by inclusions of tiny, thin, parallel needles of rutile. Sapphires are related to rubies. Sapphires were once thought to protect the wearer from poisonous creatures.

Vintage Sarah Coventry Jewelry

The box itself was large and covered in green leather with gold trim around the lid. A gold clasp held a tiny key in a small lock. Sarah Coventry to be precise, jeweler to millions of women around the world. In , Charles W. Stuart began a direct-to-the-customer business in Newark selling fruit trees and berry bushes.

An important thing to consider when purchasing Sarah Coventry, is to look at the Maker Marks. There are five that we’ve seen most often: “.

This Emmons double-strand bracelet has off-white plastic beads and a jump-ring clasp. The beads have a “hammered” pattern and are not smooth, for an interesting effect. To see my other Emmons jewelry, click Emmons For information on Emmons and other jewelry designers and companies, click here. Description: For your consideration is a beautiful, ready for warm weather brooch and earring set signed Sarah Coventry.

The metal is gold- tone. The flowers have individual white enamel petals that curl downward set in a high dome. Deep within, at the center is a gold- tone metal ball. The domed flowers are set on an attractive filigree backing.

Vintage Flower Pins By Sarah Coventry & Avon