In 1911 the Sorrentino family founded what was to become Uncas Manufacturing Company. Sorrento was one of the firm's divisions (circa 1950s) specializing in sterling silver filigree set with semi precious stones. The clamper bracelet, dangle earrings and ring parure offered features oval and pear shaped faceted hematite stones showcased by intricate sterling silver filigree and bead settings. The signature look is pure Sorrento.
The set includes the clamper style oval, back hinged bracelet with an approximate 6 1/2 inch inside circumference. Front four stone portion spans about 2 3/4 inches x 3/4 inch wide. Hematites are approximately 9 millimeters x 6 millimeters; The matching ring is about a size 6 1/2 with a top side length of 1 inch and a 10 millimeters x 8 millimeters hematite. Dangle screw back earrings complete the set, at about 1 1/8 inches x 1/2 inch at their widest point. Pear shaped stones are approximately 10 millimeters x 6 millimeters. Weight of the three piece parure is about 40 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All hematites free from chips, nicks, cracks or breaks with superb lustrous mirror-like finish. All sterling silver filigree intact with no dents, improper bends or pulls to metal work. Nice, bright finish with no stains or discoloration. The set has not been polished or abrasively cleaned. Bracelet retains aligned, oval shape with secure back hinge. Ring retains round shape. Earring screw backs secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
The earrings are signed on their screw back portions: "SORRENTO" and "STERLING". The bracelet is signed on it's hinge back mechanism: "STERLING". The ring is not signed or the markings have worn away. It is a definite part of the set with typical Sorrento silver work and hematite stones. According to research and references, the Sorrento name was part of the Uncas Manufacturing Company in the 1950s.
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