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Coro Jewelry

This fine collection of Coro jewelry from the 1930s-1950s features brooches, necklaces, bracelets, double-clip brooches, and sets. Many are by Adolph Katz, the company’s renowned design director. Coro was the largest costume jewelry manufacturer in the U.S. They produced three product lines, each aimed at a different target market. The majority of the pieces seen here are Coro Craft, the best-known, higher-end brand that used more expensive materials – sterling silver, vermeil, and European crystals. These big and bold 1940s brooches here fine examples. Coro was the first costume jewelry maker to produce double-clip brooches – their Duette. Read more about Coro.

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    Amethyst, Diamanté & Rose Vermeil Sterling 1940s Duette by Coro

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    This 1940s Duette (Coro's name for their double-clip brooch) looks like folded fabric crowned with jewels. It is made of rose-gold-plated sterling silver edged with diamanté accents. At the center of each side is a row of amethyst-glass navettes topped with a row of diamanté. This piece, which was created for the company's high-end line, can be worn as a brooch or as separate fur clips. The latter work well as embellishments on heavier fabric, such as wool blazers and dresses. My camera picked up two stones that appear to be a different shade of purple, but this difference cannot be seen by the naked eye. You can see the utility patent for the brooch mechanism here, shown below Coro's name.
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    Amethyst, Diamanté & Vermeil Sterling Bouquet 1940s Brooch by Coro

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    This stunning amethyst, diamanté and vermeil sterling silver bouquet brooch was designed by Adolph Katz for CoroCraft, Coro's high-end line. This piece has four pavé stems topped with faceted, oval amethyst-glass stones and gathered through the center of a flower with diamanté-rimmed gold-plated sterling silver petals. The gold-plating on the flower is perfect – the difference in tone you see is from the camera's reflection. What an outstanding example of the Retro Modern style! I have photographed the brooch in the horizontal position, as it appears in the patent drawing, but you could also wear it vertically (as shown in the second photo). This piece, which closes with a roll-over safety clasp, is rich in contrasting colors and was in my personal collection. Wear it on the lapel of a blazer, and I guarantee you'll be noticed!
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    Aquamarine, Diamanté & Rose Vermeil Sterling 1940s Leaf Brooch by Coro

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    This stunning 1940s brooch features a large leaf in rose-gold-washed sterling silver with pavé along one curved edge. Layered on top are three stems topped with flowers formed by diamanté leaves and aquamarine-glass-stone centers. This spectacular piece was designed by Adolph Katz for Coro Craft, Coro's high-end line. This three-dimensional Retro Modern brooch is in amazing condition and has a roll-over safety clasp. This piece was part of my personal collection – I am reluctantly offering it to a new home. Note that any color variations in metal are only camera reflections.
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  • Coro bracelet with aquamarine & diamante set in gold-plated sterling
    1940s Coro bracelet with aquamarine & diamante in gold
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    Aquamarine, Diamanté & Vermeil Sterling 1940s Coro Bracelet

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    This Coro bracelet was an engagement gift from the former owner’s fiancé in 1945. It had remained in the family until the couple’s son sold it to me. A well-crafted Retro Modern design by Adolph Katz for Coro’s high-end line, it features aquamarine-glass-stone centers and diamanté set in gold-plated sterling silver with a fold-over clasp. The safety chain is a replacement. This piece is another wonderful example of period design and manufacture from one of the best! If you prefer white metal, scroll down to see the same bracelet in all diamanté set in sterling silver.
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    Aquamarine, Ruby, Diamanté & Vermeil Sterling Flower 1940s Brooch/Pendant by Coro

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    This substantial 1940s vermeil sterling silver flower brooch adorned with aquamarine and ruby glass stones and diamanté accents is a fine example of the Retro Modern style. The petals of the flower have decorative cut-outs and are tilted and slightly curled, giving it lots of life. Designed by the remarkable Adolph Katz, this three-dimensional piece can be worn as a brooch or pendant. One photo shows the pendant on a black cord, but you may prefer a gold chain. A 17-inch, 2mm black rubber cord with a stainless steel twist lock (just like the one in the photo) is included with this purchase. Scroll down to see similar brooches with a diamanté center (one has the pendant loop) as well as a bracelet with that design, all by the same maker.
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  • Calla lily brooch with citrine by Coro
    Close-up view of citrine navettes
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    Citrine Calla Lily Brooch by Coro

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    This calla lily brooch is a rose-gold-plated sterling silver ribbon tied in a three-looped bow. Three stems of flowers with citrine-glass navette centers sit on top, and three tiny navettes tie the stems together. This 1940s Retro Modern creation has a roll-over safety catch. Until I saw the drawing on the design patent (in the last photo), I thought the brooch should be worn the other way around, so the flowers are reaching for the sky! The photos show the brooch both ways, so you can decide. This lovely Adolph Katz design for Coro’s high-end line, Corocraft, was also made with multi-colored stones – scroll down to see it.
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  • Coro necklace with gold & diamanté centerpiece
    Corocraft gold necklace by Adolph Katz
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    Diamanté & Gold Snake Chain 1950s Coro Necklace

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    This Coro necklace features gold-plated fretwork embellished with rows of gold-ended baguettes as its centerpiece, which reminds me of a cornucopia. A pear-shaped diamanté adorns the tail of the hook-and-tail closure of the snake chain. This piece is another great example of the work Adolph Katz produced for Coro’s high-end line. What’s interesting is that this piece appears in an October 1, 1953 Vogue ad with the following copy:  “excitingly beautiful as Paris by night … Vendome by Coro“.  (Vendome later became another one of the company’s high-end lines.) Also of interest is the difference of the clasp on the necklace versus that shown on the design patent.
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  • Coro sterling brooch or pair of clips in ‘Platina’ design
    Another view of Coro 'Platina' Duette
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    Diamanté & Sterling ‘Platina’ 1940s Duette by Coro

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    This Coro sterling brooch is a pair of flowers with diamanté centers and oval petals, crowned with baguettes, and set in pavé-embellished sterling silver. It was designed as part of the Platina line by Adolph Katz for the company’s high-end pieces. You can wear this one as a brooch or as separate fur clips. The latter look great on weightier fabrics, such as wool blazers and dresses. This piece was advertised along with the complete Platina line in a fashion magazine with the copy: “Glittering glamour set in sterling silver with that ‘platinum look'”. You can see the utility patent for the brooch mechanism here, shown below Coro’s name.
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  • Coro vintage bracelet in sterling with diamante
    Sterling silver & diamante 1940s bracelet
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    Diamanté & Sterling 1940s Bracelet by Coro

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    This Coro vintage bracelet is a well-crafted 1940s Retro Modern jewel designed by Adolph Katz for the company’s high-end line. This piece has large diamanté centers decorated with small diamanté set in curled, sterling silver plaques. This bracelet closes with a fold-over clasp; the safety chain is a replacement. This jewel is another wonderful example of period design and manufacture from one of the best! It and a pair of Art Deco earrings – an unexpected but splendid combination – were worn by a beautiful model on the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019! Scroll down to see these beautiful earrings as well as the same bracelet design in vermeil sterling with aquamarine-glass centers.
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  • Coro Duette vintage jewelry with diamanté leaves
    Separate Coro leaf fur clips
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    Diamanté Leaf 1940s Coro Duette

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    This Coro Duette is a vintage jewelry piece composed of a pair of leaves with emerald-cut and round diamanté set in rhodium-plated metal. Designed by Adolph Katz, this piece can be worn as a brooch or as separate fur clips. This substantial double-clip brooch was advertised in the December 1, 1947 issue of Vogue and the April 1948 issue of Mayfair. The ad in the last photo shows an example of how to wear the clips. They work well as adornments to heavier fabrics, such as wool blazers and dresses. You can see the utility patent for the brooch mechanism here, beneath Coro's name.
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    Diamanté Winged 1930s Duette by Coro

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    This Art Deco Duette, embellished with round diamanté and baguettes, looks like a pair of wings. This piece can be worn as a brooch or separate dress clips. The rhodium-plated brooch mechanism closes with a roll-over safety clasp. This piece was made in Canada, where Coro had manufacturing operations and sales rooms from 1934 until about 1970. I'm surprised that the maker's name is absent, but I am confident that this Duette is by Coro. You can see the utility patent for the brooch mechanism here, shown below Coro's name. Scroll down to see several coordinating bracelets.
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    Diamanté, Aquamarine, Ruby & Vermeil Sterling Flower 1940s Bracelet by Coro

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    This 1940s gold-plated sterling silver bracelet has a double snake chain that fastens to a flower corsage with a fold-over clasp. The corsage is adorned with ruby and aquamarine glass stones along with a diamanté center. Two larger diamanté are at each end, and the snake chain attaches to the corsage with pavé links. Scroll down to see two brooch/pendants and a larger brooch in the same design by Adolph Katz.
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    Diamanté, Aquamarine, Ruby & Vermeil Sterling Flower 1940s Brooch by Coro

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    This substantial gold-plated sterling silver flower brooch adorned with aquamarine and ruby glass stones and a diamanté center is a fine example of the Retro Modern style. The petals of the flower have decorative cut-outs and are tilted and slightly curled, giving them lots of life. This lovely piece was designed by the remarkable Adolph Katz. This three-dimensional brooch is the larger version of two brooch/pendants and a bracelet in this design – scroll down to see them.
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  • Vintage flower brooch by Coro with diamanté, aqua and ruby set in gold-plated sterling
    Close-up of Coro brooch
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    Diamanté, Aquamarine, Ruby & Vermeil Sterling Flower 1940s Brooch/Pendant by Coro

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    This substantial vintage flower brooch made from gold-plated sterling silver is adorned with aquamarine and ruby glass stones and a diamanté center – a fine example of the Retro Modern style. The petals of the flower are decorated with cut-outs and are tilted and slightly curled, giving them lots of life. Designed by the remarkable Adolph Katz, this piece can be worn as a brooch or pendant. One photo shows the pendant on a black cord, but you may prefer a gold chain. A 17-inch, 2mm black rubber cord with a stainless steel twist lock (just like the one in the photo) is included with this purchase. Scroll down to see the matching bracelet, a larger version of this brooch, and another brooch/pendant in the same design with a color variation.
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    Emerald & Diamanté Flower & Vermeil Sterling Bow 1940s Brooch by Coro

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    A triple-loop bow of gold-plated sterling silver adorned with a row of diamanté at each end of ribbon forms the foundation of this 1940s brooch. A flower cupped in the same metal sits on top. It has a diamanté center and petals of baguettes alternating with teardrop-shaped emerald glass stones. This Retro Modern piece was designed by Adolph Katz for CoroCraft, Coro's high-end line of costume jewelry. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp.
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    Emerald & Gold Snake Chain 1950s Necklace by Coro

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    A large, faceted pear-shaped emerald-glass stone is the focal point in this glamorous 1950s gold-plated snake-chain necklace. It was designed by Adolph Katz for Coro's high-end line. Emerald-glass baguettes embellish the centerpiece. The chain closes with an emerald-topped folder-over clasp. Lovely detail in a well-made piece!
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  • Coro screw back earrings & brooch set in flower motif
    Flower set with emerald-glass stones & diamante
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    Emerald, Diamanté & Rose Vermeil Sterling Flower 1940s Brooch & Earrings Set by Coro

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    These Coro screw back earrings and brooch in a matching flower motif are lovely. The tall (3 3/4″) brooch has two large flowers with curved petals surrounding round emerald-glass stones, each encircled with a row of diamanté. Two smaller, simpler flowers without petals complete the bouquet. The settings, stems, and ribbon that tie them together are rose-gold-washed sterling silver. The screw-back earrings are the same size and design as the large flowers. This Retro Modern set was made for Coro’s high-end line. Warm-toned, somewhat playful jewels!
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    Emerald, Diamanté & Vermeil Sterling Bouquet 1940s Brooch by Coro

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    Here is another beautiful Retro Modern brooch designed by Adolf Katz for Coro's high-end line. This one features a gold-washed-sterling silver furled ribbon with one edge trimmed in diamanté and emerald-glass baguettes at the center of the curl. A cut in the ribbon holds four baguette-lined stems with faceted, oval, foil-backed emerald-glass flowers with diamanté accents. This piece has a complex construction, as illustrated by the rivets that bind the elements. The pin fastens with a roll-over safety clasp. This brooch was included in an ad in the August 1, 1944 issue of Vogue that featured Coro-Craft "Masterpieces of Fashion Jewelry".The first image shows the brooch as it is positioned in the technical drawing for the design patent; the second shows it as positioned in the ad. You decide how to wear it!
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    Emerald, Rose Vermeil Sterling & Pavé Scroll Link 1940s Bracelet by Coro

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    Faceted, oval emerald glass stones set in rose-gold-plated sterling silver and accented with pavé scroll links form this 1940s bracelet. It was designed in the Retro Modern style by Adolph Katz for Coro's high-end line. This bracelet has a fold-over clasp with safety chain.
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  • Coro brooch from the 1940s, Stars in the Sky set in rose vermeil sterling
    Close-up of Coro bouquet brooch
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    Gemstone & Rose Vermeil Sterling ‘Stars in the Sky’ 1940s Brooch by Coro

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    This 1940s Coro brooch is named Stars in the Sky. At 4 1/2" in length, this bouquet brooch designed by Adolph Katz is a triumph of the Retro Modern style and the largest piece in this collection. Nine rose-gold-plated sterling silver stems are held together with furls of ribbon and topped with faceted-glass flowers in shades of emerald, sapphire, ruby and citrine. Diamanté accents complete the piece. This brooch, priced at $15, was advertised in the September 1, 1943 issue of Vogue.
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    Gemstone & Rose Vermeil Sterling Calla Lily 1940s Brooch by Coro

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    This 1940s brooch is a rose-gold-plated sterling silver ribbon tied in a three-looped bow. Three stems of calla lilies with navette centers of amethyst, ruby, and peridot glass sit on top. Tiny pink tourmaline, sapphire, and diamanté navettes tie the stems together. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Although the drawing in the design patent shows this brooch with the flowers facing down, I prefer them facing up, reaching for the sky! The photos show both positions, so you can decide. This gorgeous Retro Modern design by Adolph Katz for Coro's high-end line was also made with all citrine flowers – scroll down to see that version.
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  • Ribbon bow brooch with gemstone bouquets
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    Gemstone Ribbon Bow Brooch by Coro

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    This ribbon bow brooch was made by Coro in the 1940s, for their high-end Coro Craft line. Created from rose-gold-plated sterling silver, this piece is adorned with a small bouquet of navette flowers of emerald, amethyst, and sapphire glass on each loop. This richly-colored Retro Modern classic has a roll-over safety clasp. Wear it at the throat of a blouse, at the bottom of a V-neckline, or on the collar of a jacket.
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    Gold & Diamanté ‘Merry Whirl’ 1940s Duette & ‘Gay Swirl’ Earrings by Coro

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    This double-clip brooch and earrings were sold to me as a set, but my research uncovered a different story. The diamanté-embellished gold-tone Coro Duette is named Merry Whirl, while the gold-tone and diamanté earrings are from their Gay Swirl design. Nevertheless, I wouldn't hesitate to wear these pieces together. The Duette, Coro's double-clip brooch, can be worn as a brooch (in the positions shown) or as separate fur clips. The earrings are screw-backs. Both pieces were advertised in the April 1948 issue of Life magazine, which is how I found out the design names. You can see the utility patent for the brooch mechanism here, shown below Coro's name.
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    Golden Topaz & Vermeil Sterling Flower 1940s Brooch by Coro

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    Oval, faceted golden-topaz glass stones form the flower on this graceful, large gold-plated sterling silver brooch by Coro. The tilt of the blossom and the furled leaves make this piece look as though it is blowing in the wind. Joan Crawford wore a similar brooch at the throat of her blouse in a scene in Mildred Pierce.
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