Vintage Stuart Nye Dogwood Blossom Flower Parure.
This Parure includes a necklace, a pin and a pair of earrings. The necklace is a copper blossom on a sterling silver paperclip chain and the brooch has a copper dogwood mounted on a sterling curlicue frame. The post style pierced earrings are on their original card and they are copper flowers with 14k gold posts and sterling silver backs. Stuart Nye opened his shop in North Carolina in 1933 and all jewelry pieces are handmade. The dogwood is North Carolina's state flower and it became an iconic staple among Nye's designs. The set has a beautiful, soft patina.
The necklace is 16" long and has a spring ring clasp marked "Sterling". The pin is 1 ¾" across and it has a rollover, locking clasp. The earrings are about ½" across and the sliding backs are marked "Sterling". All of the copper flowers are marked "Nye" or "N".
Condition: no bends, cracks or stains; the clasps work well.
This exquisite suite has everything going for it. It's uncommon to find a full set and these pieces are in fabulous condition.