I discovered this beautiful brooch and earring set at a small vintage flea market in northwestern Montana. On the back is the marker’s mark “SarahCov ©” in block letter on the brooch and a similar mark but with the © first on the earrings. Founded in l949 by Charles H. Stuart, Sarah Coventry was marketed through home parties. It was in operation until the l980s. During the height of popularity the quality of Sarah Coventry was compared to Trifari, according to Fred Rezazadeh in his book, Costume Jewelry: A Practical Handbook & Value Guide
This brooch and clip earring set is identified and featured on page 100 of Sandra Sturdivant and Shirley Crabtree’s book, Sarah Coventry Jewelry 1949-2009. They identify it as l969 with the pattern name, “Acapulco.” When the book was published in 2012, the value of the brooch and earrings together was listed as $85.
Set in gold tone metal with amber and green acrylic cabochons, this set appears to have been rarely worn. Overall for its 45+ years of existence, this demi parure is in very good to excellent vintage condition with vibrant colors. The center star pattern large brooch measures 2” in diameter; the clip on earrings are 1” wide and 1 1/8” high. Both the brooch pin and earring clips are strong and hold securely. The pictures offer greater perspective on the vintage condition and design of these beautiful southwestern flair l969 Acapulco pieces.
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