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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 Brooch or Pair of Fur Clips by Coro

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    Two rows of amethyst glass stones separated by two rows of diamanté sit at the center of diamanté-studded folds of rose gold-plated sterling silver that form this 1940s Duette by Coro. This piece, which was created for Corocraft, the company's high-end line, can be worn as a brooch or as separate fur clips. (Duette is Coro's name for their double-clip brooch.) My camera picked up two stones that are 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 Adolph Katz for Coro

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    This stunning amethyst, diamanté and vermeil sterling silver bouquet brooch by Adolph Katz for CoroCraft, Coro's high-end line, is a wonderful example of the Retro Modern style. This piece has four pavé stems topped with amethyst glass stones and gathered through the center of a flower with diamanté-rimmed gold-plated sterling silver petals. I have photographed the piece 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 brooch, which closes with a roll-over safety clasp, is rich in contrasting colors. This piece 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 Adolph Katz for Coro

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    Aquamarine glass stone flowers with diamanté petals adorn a rose-gold-washed sterling silver leaf in this stunning 1940s brooch by Adolph Katz for Coro Craft, Coro's high-end line. This large, three-dimensional Retro Modern piece closes with a roll-over safety clasp. The condition of this brooch is amazing for its age. This piece was part of my personal collection -- I am reluctantly offering it to a new home.
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    Aquamarine, Diamanté & Vermeil Sterling 1940s Bracelet by Adolph Katz for Coro

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    This well-crafted Retro Modern bracelet by Adolph Katz for Coro's high-end line was an engagement gift from the former owner's fiancé in 1945 and had remained in the family until the couple's son sold it to me. This bracelet 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, I have the same bracelet in all diamanté set in sterling silver -- scroll down to see it.
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    Aquamarine, Ruby, Diamanté & Vermeil Sterling Flower 1940s Brooch/Pendant by Adolph Katz for Coro

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    This substantial 1940s gold-plated 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 flowers are tilted and slightly curled, giving them lots of life. Designed by the remarkable Adolph Katz for Coro Craft, the company's high-end line, 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 three more pieces in this design, each with a diamanté center: a brooch/pendant, a larger brooch, and a bracelet.
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    Blue Topaz, Ruby, Diamanté & Vermeil Sterling 1940s Brooch by Adolph Katz for Coro

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    This 1940s Adolph Katz-designed gold-washed-sterling-silver brooch with deep blue-topaz and ruby glass flowers is a stunning example of the Retro Modern style and the pieces created by this company. The pavé center gathers the draped and pavé-trimmed metal. This piece from Coro Craft, the company's high-end line, closes with a fold-over safety clasp. The same design with moonstones instead of the blue topaz was named Moonlight Sonata. It was described as "Coro's interpretation of Beethoven's immortal masterpiece" in a Vogue ad published in the February 1, 1946 issue.
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    Citrine & Rose Vermeil Sterling Calla Lily 1940s Brooch by Adolph Katz for Coro

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    Three deep citrine-colored prong-set glass-stone calla lilies are tied in a matching accented bow in this 1940s Retro Modern brooch. The setting has a rose-gold wash over sterling silver, with a roll-over safety catch. Until I saw the drawing on the design patent (see the last photo), I thought the brooch should be worn the other way around, so the flowers look as though they're reaching for the sky! I've positioned this piece in that direction in the third photo. This lovely Adolph Katz design for Coro's high-end line, Corocraft, was also made in multi-colored stones – scroll down to see it.
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    Diamanté & Gold Snake Chain 1950s Necklace by Adolph Katz for Coro

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    Gold-plated fretwork embellished with baguette-shaped diamanté form the center of this lovely 1950s snake chain necklace by Coro. A pear-shaped diamanté adorns the tail of the hook closure. This piece is another great example of the work Adolph Katz produced for Corocraft, 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.)
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    Diamanté & Sterling ‘Platina’ 1940s Brooch or Pair of Dress Clips by Adolph Katz for Coro

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    This diamanté and sterling silver Duette, Coro's name for their double-clip brooch was designed as part of the Platina line by Adoph Katz for Coro Craft, Coro's high-end pieces. You can wear this Duette as a brooch or as separate fur clips. The brooch mechanism closes with a roll-over safety clasp. This piece was advertised along with the complete Platina line in a 1940s fashion magazine.
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    Diamanté & Sterling 1940s Bracelet by Adolph Katz for Coro

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    This well-crafted 1940s Retro Modern bracelet by Adolph Katz for Coro's high-end line has large diamanté centers decorated with small diamanté set in sterling silver plaques. This piece closes with a fold-over clasp. The safety chain is a replacement. This bracelet is another wonderful example of period design and manufacture from one of the best! If you prefer gold bracelets, I have the same piece in vermeil sterling with aquamarine glass centers -- scroll down to see it.
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    Diamanté & Vermeil Sterling Multi-loop Bow 1940s Brooch by Coro

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    A dome of diamanté is the centerpiece of this 1940s Retro Modern gold-plated sterling silver multi-loop brooch by Coro for their high-end line, Coro Craft.  Even the undersides of the bow loops are embellished with diamanté.  This substantial brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. This piece was advertised in the November 1, 1946 issue of Vogue, in a two-page spread titled "A collection of sparkling Coro Craft splendor…".  Jewelry from the 1940s doesn't get much more splendid than this brooch!
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    Diamanté Leaf 1940s Brooch or Pair of Fur Clips by Adolph Katz for Coro

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    This Duette, Coro's name for their double-clip brooch, is a pair of leaves with emerald-cut and round diamanté set in rhodium-plated base 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. You can see the utility patent for the brooch mechanism here, beneath Coro's name.
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    Diamanté Winged Art Deco Brooch or Pair of Dress Clips by Coro (Unsigned)

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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.
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    Diamanté, Aquamarine, Ruby & Vermeil Sterling Flower 1940s Bracelet by Adolph Katz for Coro

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    This 1940s gold-plated sterling silver bracelet by Adolph Katz for Coro 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 a brooch/pendant and a larger brooch that both match this lovely Retro Modern piece, as well as another brooch/pendant in the same design.
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    Diamanté, Aquamarine, Ruby & Vermeil Sterling Flower 1940s Brooch by Adolph Katz for 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 flowers are tilted and slightly curled, giving them lots of life. This lovely piece was designed by the remarkable Adolph Katz. This brooch is the larger version of a brooch/pendant and bracelet that match this piece; I also have another brooch/pendant in this design — scroll down to see all three.
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    Diamanté, Aquamarine, Ruby & Vermeil Sterling Flower 1940s Brooch/Pendant by Adolph Katz for 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 flowers are tilted and slightly curled, giving them lots of life. Designed by the remarkable Adolph Katz for Coro Craft, the company's high-end line, 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 an aquamarine glass stone center.
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    Emerald & Diamanté Flower & Vermeil Sterling Bow 1940s Brooch by Adolph Katz for Coro

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    Teardrop-shaped emerald rhinestones and diamanté baguettes cupped in gold-plated sterling silver form the center of this 1940s Retro Modern bow brooch designed by the incomparable Adolph Katz. CoroCraft was Coro's high-end line of costume jewelry. This pretty piece closes with a roll-over safety clasp.
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    Emerald & Gold Snake Chain 1950s Necklace by Adolph Katz for Coro

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    A large faceted pear-shaped emerald rhinestone is the focal point in this glamorous 1950s gold snake chain necklace designed by Adolph Katz for Corocraft, Coro's high-end line. Emerald rhinestone baguettes embellish the gold-plated centerpiece. The chain closes with an emerald-topped folder-over clasp.
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    Emerald, Diamanté & Rose Vermeil Sterling Flower 1940s Brooch & Earrings Set by Coro

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    Two large and two small flowers with emerald glass stone and diamanté centers are tied with a bow in this Retro Modern brooch by Coro Craft, Coro's high-end line. The matching screw-back earrings repeat the large flowers. The metal is rose gold-washed sterling silver. A 1940s classic!
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    Emerald, Diamanté & Vermeil Sterling Bouquet 1940s Brooch by Adolph Katz for Coro

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    Here is another fabulous 1940s Retro Modern sterling silver bouquet produced by Adolf Katz for Coro's high-end line. This piece features foil-backed emerald rhinestone flowers with clear baguette stems, tied with a gold-washed scroll adorned with emerald rhinestones and diamanté.  This piece has a complex construction, as illustrated by the rivets that bind the elements, and 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 ad; the second shows it as positioned in the technical drawing for the design patent. You decide how to wear it!
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    Emerald, Rose Vermeil Sterling & Pavé Scroll Link 1940s Bracelet by Adolph Katz for Coro

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    Faceted emerald rhinestones set in rose gold-plated sterling silver and accented with pavé scroll links form this 1940s Retro Modern bracelet designed by Adolph Katz for Coro's high-end line. The bracelet has a fold-over clasp with attached safety chain.
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    Gemstone & Rose Vermeil Sterling ‘Stars in the Sky’ 1940s Brooch by Adolph Katz for Coro

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    This 1940s Coro brooch is named Stars in the Sky. This large bouquet designed by Adolph Katz is a triumph of the Retro Modern style. Rose-gold-plated sterling silver stems are held together with furls of ribbon and topped with faceted glass stones in shades of emerald, sapphire, ruby and citrine. This piece cost $15 in 1943 (when the median household income in the U.S. was less than $45 a week). This brooch was advertised in the September 1, 1943 issue of Vogue.
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    Gemstone & Rose Vermeil Sterling Calla Lily 1940s Brooch by Adolph Katz for Coro

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    This 1940s brooch features amethyst, ruby and peridot glass stone calla lilies tied in a bow and accented with fuchsia and blue glass stones and diamanté. The setting of this Retro Modern piece has a rose-gold wash over sterling silver, 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 because they look as though they're reaching for the sky! You can see this brooch in this orientation in the third photo. This gorgeous Adolph Katz design from CorocraftCoro's high-end line, was also made with all citrine glass stone – scroll down to see that version.
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    Gemstone Flower & Vermeil Sterling Bow 1940s Brooch by Adolph Katz for Coro

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    Ruby, emerald, amethyst, and citrine glass stone flowers along with diamanté embellish this gold-plated sterling silver Retro Modern bow brooch. It has a roll-over safety clasp. Another Adolph Katz design for Coro's high-end line, this piece is a true classic from the period.
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