Golden Topaz & Citrine 1950s ‘Empire’ Necklace by Adolph Katz for Coro
Adjustable to 15 1/2"
"Corocraft" in script
Design patent D173,496 issued to Adolph Katz in 1954; 1954 ad
This 1950s necklace of intertwining vines of golden topaz and citrine rhinestones with dangling teardrop citrine stones was named Empire by Coro and designed by Adolph Katz. It was one of the pieces featured in a 1954 Life ad with the slogan: “the gift that always wins her heart…Coro Jewelry”. The gold-tone flexible snake chain has an adjustable hook-and-tail closure embellished with a citrine glass teardrop. This piece was part of Coro’s high-end Corocraft line.