RARE 80s Sphinx Chunky Textured Gold Plate Rhinestones Pave Orb Star Sputnik Cosmic Era Jewellery Set Demi Parure Brooch Earrings Xmas Gift

by Holy Cats! Vintage Store
$165.00

RARE Original Vintage 80s Sphinx Chunky Runway Statement Textured Gold Plate Rhinestones Pave Orb Star Sputnik Cosmic Era Jewellery Set Demi Parure 3D Brooch and Earrings Gift Set, Bridal Wedding jewellery, Christmas gift, gift for her, St. Valentine's gift, Mother's Day gift

Gorgeous head-turner, this fantastic jewellery set by Sphinx from the 80s has all that we mean saying "high-end" designer jewellery. Made with incredible craftsmanship in the shape of Orb Stars, the set features a large chunky 3D brooch and two clip on earrings. The pieces are gold plated and glossy, but not like nowadays cheap bijoux, the gold plate is a bit brushed and textured and the gloss is classy. They features pave rhinestone orbits scattered with clear sparkly stones. Has nice weight to it.

These are not signed, but I bought it from the former Sphinx employee in the UK and they are guaranteed Sphinx. The company produced quite a few pieces of this design so you will hardly see it on somebody else. See some information on the company below.

Measurements:

Brooch
Length - 1 7/8" (4 cm)
Width - 2 3/8" (6 cm)

Earrings
Length - 1 2/8" (3cm)
Width - 1 1/2" (4cm)

Excellent vintage condition. No wear to gold plate, all stones present and clear, no visible flaws. Clean and ready for wear. Gift wrap available!

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Founded in 1948 by S Root of Cheswick England, The Sphinx Company was a renowned British jewellery manufacturing company that produced well made, quality constructed, and beautifully designed costume jewellery that had the look of real jewellery. In addition to their own line, they produced jewellery designs for many creatively talented artists like Kenneth Jay Lane, Marcel Boucher, Butler & Wilson, Joe Mazer (Jomaz), Alfred Philippi, Nina Ricci, Caura, Fried Paris, as well as Saks 5th Ave., Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Mark & Spencer and other high end department stores, in Europe as well as the United States.

Mark: SPHINX in an oval cartouche with some having a letter and number included or without the Sphinx name, having only a letter and number in a cartouche. Unsigned pieces were either for customers who wanted to sell pieces as their own, because work was produced in a rush to meet demand or because there wasn't space on the design. Pieces may have either numbers only or a letter and numbers. These were design numbers.

The jewellery is now becoming highly collectible since Sphinx ceased operations in the late 1990's

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*** I ship the same or the next day and provide the tracking number for your convenience. It usually takes about 1-3 business days to deliver to any European country, 7-10 business days to deliver to the US (depends on particular location) and about 10-14 business days to deliver to Australia and Asia-Pacific. No additional or hidden taxes/fees.

I am happy to provide any further information or pictures, just drop me a message!

We ship worldwide the same or the next business day after the order is completed and provide the tracking number for your convenience. We do not ship during major European public holidays and on Sundays as all Post Offices are closed at these periods. We ship worldwide within 1 business day.  

We'll be happy to combine shipping. 
Please note: for multiple items purchase in our shop at present no shipping discount is applied because we have items with different weight. So if you want to know multiple items shipping cost, please drop us a line and we'll soon tell you the discounted shipping cost on the base of what you have chosen.

It usually takes about

  • 1-3 business days to deliver to any European country,
  • 7-10 business days to deliver to the US (depends on particular location)
  • and about 10-14 business days to deliver to Australia and Asia-Pacific.

No additional or hidden taxes/fees.

We are happy to provide any further information, just drop us a message!

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