Introduced in the 1950s, Sarah Coventry's "Midnight Magic" is one of the company's most popular and impressive lines. It was considered one of Sarah's Prestige Pieces and continues to be a favorite with collectors and aficionados alike. The set's focal points are, of course, the large rectangular cut smoky quartz colored rhinestones. They have an almost window pane style layout -- four panes in each earring and eight in the brooch / pendant. When viewed from different angles and light sources, the panes glisten with silvery grey highlights -- much like billowing smoke. Rosy pink colored chaton rhinestones accent around each "window" with an added rhinestone set arch at the top of the pin / pendant. Metal is in a pewter-tone or gun metal finish, also referred to as anodized or antiqued silvertone. Metalwork frames are enhanced with braiding and beading.
A departure from most of Coventry's work, the Midnight Magic line was a top quality production and definitely earned the Prestige Piece status.
The demi includes the combination brooch / pendant, which includes a concealed loop at top for use as a pendant necklace. The piece measures about 2 1/2 inches x 1 3/4 inches with a 3/8 inch profile. (The stones alone in this combo are an impressive 1 1/2 inches x 1 inch.) Matching clip earrings complement, each 1 1/4 inches x 1 inch. Weight of the demi is approximately 60 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. Large smoky quartz colored rhinestone free from chips, cracks or breaks. All foil backing intact. No flaking, rubs or wear-through. These stones are in amazing condition with full brilliance. All rhinestones intact and sparkly. All metal finish intact, front and back. Pendant loop and pin back strong and secure. Earring clips strong and secure, with original, clean, comfort grip pads. All soldering secure. No damage / no repairs.
Cast you spell with Midnight Magic. Where there's smoke, there's fire.
Fan the flames with Sarah Coventry at Cody's Vintage Jewelry.
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