Go patriotic this season with a fashionable Maltese Cross design brooch in bright red, white, and blue. Set in shiny gold tone, this piece by Sarah Coventry is in excellent condition. Gigantic colorful cabochons make this a real showstopper from a company popular with collectors. This measures 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Signed as shown SARAHCOV with the copyright symbol. A note about the company: it was founded in 1949 by Charles H. Stuart and named for his granddaughter Sarah. Stuart also founded Emmons. Coventry jewelry was sold mostly at home parties or given as contestant gifts on game shows and at beauty pageants. The company's excellent marketing strategies helped made Sarah Coventry a household name in the 1950's and 1960's. Home parties were discontinued in 1984 but started again in the 1990's.