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Sapphire, Diamanté & Gold Spiral Seashell Coro Duette

Sapphire, Diamanté & Gold Spiral Seashell Coro Duette

$ 195

Additional information

Maker

Coro

Size

Brooch: 3" x 7/8"; clip: 1 1/2" x 7/8"

Condition

Excellent

Date

c. 1950 (based on magazine ad)

Marks

"Coro Duette" (in script) and "PAT. NO. 1798867" on frame

Reference

May 1, 1950 ad in "Life" magazine

This Coro Duette pin looks like a pair of spiral seashells. The gold-plating is adorned with sapphire-glass baguettes and pavé centers. This Duette, Coro’s name for their double clip brooch, is like a ‘2-for-1’ jewel! Wear it as a brooch or as separate dress clips. The double-prong fastener works well with heavier fabrics, such as wool blazers and dresses. The all-diamanté version of this piece appeared in a 1950 Coro ad in Life with the slogan “the perfect jewel of a gift” and with the price of $10.50! (In 1950, the average U.S. family income was $81.48 a week.) You can see the utility patent for the brooch mechanism here, shown below Coro’s name.

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