As an increasingly popular line of collectible jewelry, creations distributed by Sarah Coventry, Inc. have made their mark. From the 1950s through the 1980s, women purchased the jewelry exclusively at home jewelry parties. The success of the jewelry made Sarah Coventry, Inc. one of the largest distributors of costume jewelry. Although the parties are a thing of the past, Sarah Coventry jewelry has not been forgotten. Now, these durable and fashionable pieces are sought after by collectors who have rediscovered their timeless appeal. In Sarah Coventry Jewelry, authors Monica Lynn Clements and Patricia Rosser Clements have compiled nearly 400 photographs that display the unique designs along with their current market values. Sets, limited edition pieces, earrings, bracelets, rings, pendants, and brooches are shown. The photographs depict jewelry made of gold metal, rhodium, and plastic as well as jewelry adorned with colorful plastic "stones," rhinestones, and gemstones. This reference guide is a must for collectors of Sarah Coventry jewelry.
Monica Lynn Clements is a teacher and writer who was born in East Texas. She is a graduate of Baylor University with a bachelor's degree in English and French. After working on Capitol Hill, she obtained her master's degree and teacher certification. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe and is an antiques dealer specializing in rare books.Patricia Rosser Clements, born in Virginia, grew up in the Washington, D.C. area. Fate took her to East Texas where she met and married her husband. She has three children, including her co-author. A longtime collector of antiques and an antiques dealer herself, her other interests include art, design, and photography. She is a perpetual student with a degree in business. Her passion for travel has taken her throughout the United States and Europe.