Vintage rhinestone and mock banded amethyst jewelry set that included the long 20" necklace, 7 1/2" bracelet, 1 3/4" brooch, 3/4" earrings. The astounding set also boasts amethyst rhinestones that accent the mock banded stripped agate. The condition of this set can only be described as minty!!!! This set is quite heavy and is ready for that special lady to show off! This set is more beautiful than in the pictures so if you love it here you will adore it in you hands. Now this set is unsigned Sphinx set was created for another venue such as Saks, Neiman Marcus ect. However the creation , style, and the banded amethyst stones make it undeniable.
Founded in 1948, The Sphinx Company was a renowned British jewelry manufacturing company that produced well made, quality constructed, and beautifully designed costume jewelry that had the look of real jewelry. In addition to their own line, they produced jewelry designs for many creatively talented artists like Kenneth Jay Lane, Butler & Wilson, Joe Mazer (Jomaz), Alfred Philippi, Nina Ricci, Caura, Fried Paris, as well as Saks 5th Ave., Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Mark & Spencer and other high end department stores, in Europe as well as the United States.
Mark: SPHINX in an oval cartouche with some having a LETTER AND NUMBER included or without the Sphinx name, having only a LETTER AND NUMBER in a cartouche. Unsigned pieces were either for customers who wanted to sell pieces as their own, because work was produced in a rush to meet demand or because there wasn't space on the design. Pieces may have either numbers only or a letter and numbers. These were design numbers.
The jewelry is now becoming highly collectible since Sphinx ceased operations in the late 1990's.
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