Bermuda blue, ice blue and blue aurora borealis rhinestones pool in the "Blue Lagoon" by D & E for Sarah Coventry, circa 1960s. Large shield shaped brooch in rhodium plate features two inner rows of blue chatons framed by blue ab marquise rhinestones topped with a large blue ab chaton. One of Sarah Coventry's well known, higher end pieces, one can see the influence of DeLizza & Elster's work (famous for it's Juliana line) in the brooch's design, materials, color combinations and workmanship.
The brooch measures approximately 2 3/4 inches x 1 3/4 inches at it's widest point with a 3/8 inch profile or height. Marquise rhinestones are about 15 millimeters x 7 millimeters; large top chaton, 8 millimeters. Weight of the brooch is approximately 20 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. All rhinestones intact, retaining colors and brilliance. No cloudy or dead stones. Aurora borealis finish intact, Platinum toned rhodium plate intact, front and back. Pin shaft straight. Pin mechanism strong and secure. Extremely clean. Minimal wear. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Brooch is signed on reverse of bottom marquise rhinestone: "SARAH COV" with copyright symbol above. Circa 1960s.
Take a dip in the blue lagoon. Keep it cool with Coventry. From Cody's.
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