Coro-Corocraft-Francois-Vendome-Coro Duettes

In business from around the turn of the 20th century until the late 1970's, Coro was one of the most, if not the most, prolific costume jewelry companies of all time. The name Coro came from a contraction of the first two letters of the last names of the original owners, Cohn and Rosenberger. Operating under many different names, the above mentioned Coro, Corocraft, Francois and Vendome are the most well-known, with Vendome, Corocraft and Coro Duettes being the most sought after. Ranging from low to high price points, the best that this company had to offer rivals almost any other high end manufacturer. During the height of the Great Depression, this company was so successful that they built a new manufacturing facility in Providence, RI, and almost all of the work was done "in-house". While quality, complexity of design and calibre of components was reflected in the price point where it was marketed, I have not ever seen a piece that was poorly constructed. The higher end lines were sold at high end department stores, while the less expensive lines were sold in smaller department stores and "dimestores" such as Woolworths.

While many other companies produced pairs of dress or fur clips connected on a metal frame to form a larger brooch, Coro seems to have been by far the most prolific and imaginative in this regard. "Duette" is the term that Coro coined for this versatile mechanism, and like the term Kleenex, it has become a word used to indicate this double clip piece even for companies that weren't Coro (though Trifari used the term "clipmates" rather than duette for their product). Coro's duettes not only encompassed the usual clear rhinestone/potmetal "bread and butter" type piece but also wonderful figurals including florals, horses, birds and bees with enamels, colored rhinestones and other specialty stones. Even the clear rhinestone duettes came in a wonderful variety of shapes and sizes.

At the end of the company's existence, I believe that while the US manufacturing in Providence was discontinued, that the Coro Canada manufacturing plant continued to produce items for another 15-20 years. You may occasionally find items marked Coro Canada here in the US, I am guessing it is much more common to find these pieces in Canada.

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Description: Coro Flower Basket Necklace - If you have ever seen the Coro birdbath pieces, this has the same kind of grace and charm. Goldtone "vase" or "basket" holds three glass seed pearl and rhinestone florals, accented with aqua, green, rose pink, and jonquil oval rhinestones, with trailing seed pearl leaves, and three dangling egg shaped glass pearls. Clasp on chain is set with more seed pearl and rhinestone flowers. Maybe not an originally expensive piece but quite detailed and while I never use this adjective, adorable. Goldtone chain is 16". Excellent condition.

Item: SN4-974

Price: $49.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Coro Enamel and Rhinestone Floral Necklace - Coro may be sneered at in some circles, but knowledgeable collectors realize that Coro made pieces for all price points including high end, and the enamel work of the late 1930's and early 1940's is beautifully done. This necklace was patented in March of 1942, along with a bracelet, and is very similar to a brooch done about the same time (see sold item SP1-484). This particular series seems to have been done in both a multi colored version, and also versions with a predominant color, as the lavender is this necklace. Florals are centered with yellow enamel and a single rhinestone, with small strokes of red. Connecting pieces are also lavender, with multi green enamel above each floral link simulating leaves. Remaining chain is silvertone that culminates with a floral clasp that I have had on other Coro necklaces. Signed Coro in script on the back of one of the florals, this is in amazing original condition with only a little enamel loss along some of the edges. I have seen this piece priced at almost double on a "high-end" site.

Item: SN1-973

Price: $129.50 US

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Description: Vendome Japanned Floral Earrings - When I first saw these I thought they were Haskell. Surprise! Blackened setting set with all clear rhinestones. Typical adjustable screw-clip findings in goldtone, with only one marked Vendome. 1 1/8" in diameter. Very good condition, with the center stones having become cloudy, however, this does not look distracting when you see them in person. Great look.

Item: SE3-971

Price: $42.50 US

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Description: Vendome Pink Art Glass Bead, Crystal, Pearl and Rhinestone Earrings - Vendome never skimped on components, as evidenced by these lovely earrings. Pale pink glass pearls, pink and clear crystal beads, silver-lined art glass beads with pink "icing" are all attached with rhinestone headpins. Silvertone setting, usual screw-clip findings are both signed. About 1" x 7/8", excellent condition, I'd love to see the matching pieces!

Item: SE3-972

Price: $29.50 US

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Description: Corocraft Sterling Frog Brooch - Famous and highly desirable frog pin with gorgeous enameling on the body in multi greens and yellow, with yellow and red accents. Frog sits on rhinestone encrusted lily pads. 2 1/4" x 2 1/8" x 5/8" deep, very 3-D and well made. Green cabochon eye. Vermeil setting, all is pristine except for the fact that the spinner safety for the pinclasp is missing, brooch still closes but doesn't have the security of the spinner. Because of this I am pricing at 1/3 to 1/2 of what you would pay on other sites. This could be fixed by a laser solder expert but I'll leave that up to you. Marked Coro Craft in script and sterling in block lettering.

Item: SP12-966

Price: $395.00 US

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Description: Vendome Three Strand Bead Necklace in Tan/Browns - This is a look that is so current that it is almost hard to believe it isn't new, EXCEPT that the quality is so good that you know at once that it isn't probably a contemporary piece. Wonderful weight, unusual and beautiful beads, and lots of components. Hard to see in the top picture but if you look at the bottom picture the main round bead is a frosted bead with a tan cloud shot thru (kind of a givre bead but not faceted). Other beads include a medium topaz AB crystal, an unfaceted amber colored round, a "twist" bead with a pearlized finish stripe in the center, small clear bicones, and my favorite, a faceted crystal bead in a pale yellow-green/peachy pink combination that changes as you move the bead. Goldtone findings, usual Vendome "flower" hook marked Vendome and copyright symbol, shortest strand extends to a maximum of about 15 3/4". Other than some slight aging on the goldtone endcaps this is in excellent condition.

Item: SN7-941

Price: $37.50 US

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Description: Coro Herringbone Pattern Rhinestone Choker Necklace - This elegant necklace is not what most people think of as Coro, but nonetheless, it is. Silvertone and highly articulated for great fit, this is 3/16" wide and 15" long, culminating in a rhinestone set deco style foldover clasp. Each of the small links contain a single rhinestone at the point of the "v". If I have counted correctly there are 100 rhinestone on this necklace. Excellent condition.

Item: SN3-937

Price: $55.00 US

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Description: Glamour Magic (Coro) Magnetic Pave Earrings/Twin Pins - Another item you don't stumble across every day. I have seen a picture of carded "Coro Magic" earrings using this same magnetic finding, which reads Glamour Magic in script, with Pat. above and Pend. below. Carding says "Simply place Coro Magic piece at back of ear lobe and earring will stay securely in place. These will work as pins as well. About 3/4" in diameter, all rhinestone set, original stones. If you are a collector of things Coro, don't miss this opportunity.

Item: SP3-934

Price: $29.50 US

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Description: Corocraft Aqua & Clear RhinestoneVolute Brooch - The epitome of retro style in a finely crafted piece. Channel set aqua baguettes extend from pave set volutes, with a further baguette set swirl over the top. Goldtone setting, three dimensional design. Excellent original condition, with only a few of the pave showing aging. At 2" x 1 5/8", this is a smaller piece, but the weight is very nice, excellent heft. This could pass for fine jewelry. There are those who sniff at Coro products, but top notch Corocraft is right up there with the "big boys" in terms of quality of design, components and execution.

Item: SP1-917

Price: $89.50 US

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Description: Coro Peach Irridescent Enamel and Rhinestone Brooch and Earrings Set - The irridescent glazing on this set reminds me of glazing I have seen on pottery but I don't know the name of it. Whatever it is, it is very attractive, and I was immediately drawn to this set because peach colored jewelry is hard to find. The rhinestones at the center of both the brooch and the earrings are either a Madeira or smokey topaz aurora borealis. All pieces are bordered with a thin line of black enamel, some of which has worn off over the years. Goldtone setting, brooch is about 2 1/2" x 2" and clip earrings are about 1" in diameter. Excellent condition with the exception of the black enamel wear, which could be retouched if desired.

Item: SS2-911

Price: $34.50/set US

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Description: Coro Blue Aurora Borealis Rhinestone Necklace & Earrings Set - While this could be considered a standard set for Coro, this is actually a well done and flattering design, and the set is in excellent condition. The stones in the necklace are a whopping 7mm and considering there are 24 of them! we can well justify the price of the necklace on the stones alone. Clip earrings are 1 1/8" in diameter, necklace is adjustable up to 16" and is slightly over 1/2" wide. Other than a little excess glue on the earrings I do not see any wear or damage.

Item: SS3-915

Price: $29.50/set US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Coro Large Pink/Clear Rhinestone Bow Brooch - At first glance, or even second or third, you might mistake this for an Eisenberg bow. At 2 3/4" x 2" and heavily stoned, this is an impressive piece, with prong set pink and clear ovals (the lighter pink stones are open-backed), and unusual cropped corner square clears. Only the tiny rounds are paste set. Nice quality silvertone plating, riveted two layer construction. Some of the clears are greying, otherwise excellent original condition. Another piece that shows that Coro made pieces competitive with the best of the times.

Item: SP3-916

Price: $72.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Francois (Coro) Fuchsia/Clear Rhinestone Brooch - Rhinestone pieces with this mark are almost always desirable, and this is no exception. Intriguing twist design sports fuchsia marquises and clear pave sections on a goldtone field. Elegant, 3 5/8" x 1" at widest point. Pretty any place you would use a brooch - on a sweater, on a jacket lapel, on a hat, on a purse, use your imagination and let the fashionistas cast envious looks.

Item: SP11-884

Price: $49.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Francois Raspberry Red and Clear Rhinestone Necklace, Earring and Bracelet Demi Set - Francois, a division of Coro, is fairly rare, and the vast majority of pieces found are very tailored, usually all goldtone, or with minimal decoration, so when you find a colored rhinestone piece you have found something rare, let alone a NBE set. The Francois rhinestone pieces that I have seen are almost always spectacular and this set is no exception. Raspberry red octagons accent pave set leaves and flowers. Clip earrings are 1" in diameter, bracelet is 7" x 1", and necklace is adjustable, 1/2" wide, and from 13 1/2" to 16 1/2" long. Silvertone setting, all is in excellent condition with replaced clears in all pieces and the raspberry stones in the bracelet are all replacements. There is some residual glue that has yellowed but all in all this is a truly gorgeous set.

Item: SS3-771

Price: $160.00/demi US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Francois Pave Set Leaf Pin - Gorgeous design that has been copied by other companies, this has clear rhinestones not only on the front but on the curling portion of the backside as well. Light goldtone plating, 3" x 1 1/4" at widest point. Very good original condition with only very mild aging to the clear stones. The vast majority of Francois is non-rhinestone, but the relatively few rhinestone pieces are sought after.

Item: SP11-757

Price: $39.50 US

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Description: Francois Enamel, Glass Pearl and Rhinestone Brooch and Earring Set - Francois was one of three top end lines for Coro (along with Vendome and Corocraft); most of the pieces were tailored, so finding colored rhinestone or this combination of enamel, stones and faux pearls is pretty unusual. These floral designs are particularly sought after, and it is a thrill to be able to offer the brooch with matching earrings. The design is intricate and beautiful, with curling leaves surrounding the florals, of which the smallest floral heads use extremely tiny clear rhinestones. The brooch is 2 3/8" x 2 1/8"; adjustable screw-clip earrings are 1" x 7/8". Other than two tiny rhinestones on the earrings everything is original. The only thing that I see flaw-wise are an enamel "bubble" in each earring that would have been done in the factory during manufacture. An incredible set for the discerning collector.

Item: SS9-716

Price: $195.00/setUS

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Description: Coro Bird in Flight - This design, which was assigned to Adolph Katz, is #151764, patented in 1948. It features a huge pendaloque pear rhinestone in the center, with a large marquise on either wing and clear pave throughout. Only the eye is a colored stone, in a raspberry red. A few of the clear pave stones near the head have darkened, and one at the tip of one wing is a replacement. Plating is excellent and is of the quality that Coro used on their top end pieces. 2 7/8" x 2 5/8". Heavy and well made.

Item: SP6-720

Price: $72.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Coro Duette with Baguettes and Pave Leaves - This is somewhat of a mystery duette, as I am not 100% sure that this is the correct frame for these fur clips. They do fit the frame but usually Coro designed the frame so that isn't seen at all. The fur clips themselves are in excellent condition, with this appearing to be a stylized floral with the baguettes forming one part and the pave leaves and baguette stem forming the other. Very faintly the name? Beee in script has been incised on the fur clip finding of one clip. Each clip is about 1 3/4" x 3/4", very good condition with just a very slight amount of yellowing on some of the stones.

Item: SD5-1061

Price: $59.50US

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Description: Coro Clear Rhinestone Duette with Single Marquises - A classic small Coro duette with a nice cut-out design and clear pave around a single marquise stone on either side. Spring loaded dress clip mechanisms, Pat. 1852188; frame is signed Coro Duette in usual script and Pat. No.1798867, which is I believe a patent for the "duette" concept and not for the design of either the frame itself or the actual design of the clips. 2 1/8" x 9/16" for entire piece, excellent condition.

Item: SD5-1062

Price: $36.50 US

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Description: Large Coro Duette with Clear Rhinestones - At about 3" x 1 1/2" for the assembled piece, this is one of the larger duettes, and is a fairly complex design with marquises, baguettes and rounds used in a cut-out pattern. The dress clips are slightly domed, and use an appropriately larger spring loaded clip mechanism. The patent number for the clips is only partially struck so it is impossible to read accurately but appears to begin with 18 so is probably one of two dress clip patents issued in the early 1930's. Frame is marked Coro Duette in script with the Pat No. 1798867. The stones have aged in this piece but all appear to be there and original, this is really quite a piece.

Item: SD5-1063

Price: $69.50 US

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Description: Coro Duette with Shield-Shaped Dress Clips - Another all clear rhinestone duette with baguettes and rounds, in an appealing cut-out design. (Actually this almost looks more like Trifari to me than Coro). Typical dress clip findings, patent numbers and signature for these pieces. About 2 1/2" x 1 1/8" assembled and sports a much more three dimensional style than is usual for these pieces. Very good original condition with typical aging of the stones

Item: SD5-1064

Price: $52.50US

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Description: Coro Duette with Cornucopia Motif - All clear rhinestones, this time with fur clips. Three dimensional design uses baguettes, ovals and rounds. Frame is signed Coro Duette in script with Pat. No. 1798867, with the clips going in opposite directions side by side. Assembled piece is 2 5/8" x 1 1/4". This is very sparkly, I am quite certain it has been restoned, very nicely done. If you like the "good as new" look this is a duette for you.

Item: SD5-1065

Price: $85.00US

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Description: Coro Faux Moonstone, Enamel & Rhinestone Duette - While clear rhinestone duettes are not that uncommon, the ones that use colored stones are much more difficult to find, especially if they also incorporate enamel. This features three raspberry colored faux moonstone cabochons, two tone green enamel leaves and clear rhinestones (all of which are original, which is pretty rare.) Frame is marked Coro Duette with a utility patent of 1798867, and each dress clip is marked with a patent for the better "spring" mechanism, 1852188. Excellent condition, about 2" x 1".

Item: SD9-715

Price: $79.50 US

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Description: Coro Gilt Duette with Extra Fur Clip - How I ended up with an extra clip in this design I don't remember, but it appears to be an identical match for this duette. Done with larger aqua rounds on the bottons of the clips and smaller clear stones at the top, this has a retro feel that probably circa dates them to the late 1940's. Usually duette clips aren't signed but these ARE, in a raised print that appears to say Coro-Des. Pat. Pend., and frame is signed differently than usual, with Coro Duette on left top of frame and the patent number on the right top. All pieces in excellent original condition. 2 1/4" x 1" assembled duette, single clip is 1 1/8" x 1".

Item: SD4-752

Price: $99.50/all US

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Description: Coro Purple Faux Moonstone Pair of Dress Clips (Duette without Frame) -Well known Coro design, not signed as these were almost always signed on the frame, which is, sadly, missing. The purple color glass moonstones are much less often found than, say, the fuchsia or blue ones, which is a shame, because this color is beautiful! Enameling is done in two-tone green and brown, again, typical for color, and clear pave at the tops. Potmetal, spring-type clip mechanisms have patent number for the mechanism 1852188 as per usual. Each clip about 1" by 1" and are in very good condition with enamel only having one small ding and a few of the small clears being replacements. You may wish to buy both this and SD9-715 (above) as the frame should work for both of these sets of clips.

Item: SD4-751

Price: $69.50 US

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Description: Coro Gilt Duette with Red Stones - Unusual duette in many respects - it is goldtone rather than silvertone, it uses all red stones and it uses many small square stones. The red is more of a raspberry (ruby) red, which is also unusual for Coro. I actually expected this to say Corocraft instead of Coro, but the frame itself only has the usual Coro Duette in script marking, and the patent number for the frame. Certainly not the standard dress clip back for Coro, either. Beautiful original condition, 3" x 1 1/4" assembled. Smallest rounds look orange in photo but are because of the lighting, these may be siam instead of ruby but all appears original and these do not look different from the rest of the stones in person.

Item: SD4-753

Price: $140.00 US

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Description: Coro Duette-Brooch - As a longtime duette collector and enthusiast, I think I can safely say that I have never, ever seen a Coro duette that makes a full circle and is not, when put together, something that looks like anything other than a brooch. Lots and lots of small clear stones make up this intricate design, with six marquises in the center. (Yes, there are 4 tiny stones dead center, difficult to see). Notice how each marquise "petal" is arched with a border of clear rhinestones. There are two stones on each one of the tiny border petals. As far as I know all are original, I see nothing that looks replaced, and I didn't replace any. Other than the marquises showing some aging, I see no issues with this piece. Set in silvertone, these separate into dress clips with the improved spring mechanism. About 2 1/8" in diameter, slightly domed. A must for the comprehensive duette collection.

Item: SD11-883

Price: $92.50 US

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Description: Coro Pink Trembler Fur Clip - Another well known Coro design, this is one of Coro's earliest patents, dating to 1939 and designed by Gene Verri (Verrecchio). Enameled in two colors of pink, the leaves are channel set with square pink rhinestones, and the floral head, connected on a trembler spring wire mechanism, uses pink squares and a single pink round in the center, with the squares alternating with clear rounds. Goldtone setting, clip is signed Coro in script (you have to look very carefully for it) and the end of the stem says pat. # 117802 (very tiny and difficult to read). 2 1/4"x 1 3/4", this has enamel loss at the top of the flower and the spring is so tight in the trembler that it doesn't move by itself, this is still in very good shape for 70+ years old and is quite charming.

Item: SF4-755

Price: $79.50 US

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Description: Coro Art Glass, Crystal and Glass Pearl Necklace in Shades of Yellow - Adjustable choker with beautiful honey colored wound beads with white stripes, fancy cut clear AB crystals, golden baroque glass pearls, and an unusual white frost and yellow combination bead. 15 1/2" maximum. Excellent condition. Perfect for this year's spring fashions.

Item: SN9-734

Price: $35.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Vendome Yellow Necklace and Earring Set - Pendant Necklace on snake chain with matching dangle earrings. Necklace uses loops of goldtone foxtail chain and two foxtail dangles from which suspend two honey colored art glass wound beads that have white stripes; filigree tops and rhinestone headpins. Center piece has frosted, amber colored and light colorado crystal beads attached with headpins surrounding a multiprong dogtooth set large colorado rhinestone. Small metal leaves complete the pendant, which hangs on a goldtone snake chain. Earrings are almost identical to the pendant except the center rhinestone and the dangling beads are not as large. Neck chain is just shy of 15 1/2", thumbless spring ring clasp (this could easily be extended). Pendant portion is about 3" x 1" (excluding loops). Earrings have usual Vendome screw-clip mechanism, 2" x 1". Excellent condition and great attention to detail. You might want to consider buying the Coro bead necklace above, SN9-734, as it has the same art glass beads, to go with this set.

Item: SS9-735

Price: $59.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Unusual Coro Maltese Cross Pin Pendant - Done in light goldtone, red aurora borealis rhinestones, and small no-hole glass pearlized balls, this is a unique brooch pendant combination in that it uses a Coro earring finding for the pendant bail. Excellent original condition, 2 1/4" in either direction, and about 1/2" deep.

Item: SPP7-711

Price: $22.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Coro Aqua Trembler Fur Clip - One of Coro's most popular floral designs, , this features two tone enameling in aqua, and the center of the floral head is an aqua and clear rhinestone trembler, a piece that is on a small spring and moves slightly when the wearer moves. The three leaves are set with aqua colored square stones (one or two seem slightly more vibrant color-wise, so they may either be replacements or the stones have aged a little differently.) Goldtone plating borders each leaf and each petal of the flower. Fur (pin) clip clasp, signed Coro in script (very faint, but there), with an incised number (9168) plus an almost unreadable patent number, 117802, which was assigned to Gene Verrecchio, head designer for Coro, in 1939. Excellent condition.

Item: SF9-679

Price: $110.00 US

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Description: Coro Necklace & Earring Set with Multi Topaz Rhinestones - This uses small rhinestones in topaz and smokey topaz mixed with loads of smaller goldtone leaves, to give a very feminine looking design. Clip earrings are about 1" at widest point and sit at an angle to the ear. Necklace adjusts to almost 17" with hook and chain closure. Necklace is 3/4" wide. Excellent condition, all pieces signed Coro in script.

Item: SS12-881

Price: $39.50/set US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Coro Necklace & Earring Set with Larger Multi Topaz Rhinestones - This set uses 4mm and 6mm rhinestones in topaz and smokey topaz, along with goldtone stylized leaves. Link style necklace has hook and chain closure, adjustable to about 16 1/2", 5/8" wide. Clip earrings are 1 1/8" x 3/4". All marked Coro in script, excellent condition. A bolder version of SS12-881, this is also a very attractive set, and somewhat reminiscent of better Lisner pieces.

Item: SS12-882

Price: $47.50/set US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Vendome Hyacinth/Sun Brooch and Earrings Set - Japanned set with hyacinth (orange) and deep topaz rhinestones. Brooch is to be worn like a square rather than a diamond, 1 5/8" x 1 5/8". Earrings are 3/4" each way, usual screw clip mechanism for this company. All pieces are marked. The japanning has worn off around the edges (see pictures) but not badly, and could be re-enameled if this bothered you. A tremendous pop of color. Orange is very popular this year, don't miss this dynamic set.

Item: SS12-890

Price: $52.50/set US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Vendome Dangling Bead Brooch - All done in goldtone beads, this uses barrel beads in two sizes, and larger goldtone crimp beads are ingeniously incorporated into the design, both as a border around the center bead and as separators between the barrel beads on the top "wheel". The barrel beads have a kind of engine-turned finish that is very attractive. About 3 1/4" x 1 7/16". Excellent condition.

Item: SP12-886

Price: $29.50 US

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Description: Vendome Brown Art Glass Bead Earrings - These earrings use many specialty beads, with an almost carnival glass look to a barrel and a round bead, plus copper and grey glass pearls, and medium topaz and medium topaz AB crystal beads. Most of the beads are held in place with rhinestone head pins, with the largest bead sporting filigree endcaps and a collar of crimp beads around one of the crystal beads. Typical Vendome screw clip mechanism is signed Vendome. About 1 1/8" x 1", excellent condition, very three dimensional.

Item: SE12-887

Price: $39.50 US

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Description: Vendome Black Bead Earrings - A typical clustered bead earring for this company, using black crystal beads, goldtone leaves, a collar of wired crimp beads, and rhinestone headpins for part of the beads. Usual screw-clip findings are marked Vendome. Goldtone setting, 1 1/8" x 1". Excellent condition.

Item: SE12-888

Price: $12.50US

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Description: Huge Vendome By-pass Hinged Cuff - An impressive piece in silvertone with medium blue faux moonstones, and light, medium and dark sapphire rhinestones. The stones go completely around the piece. Excellent condition, with one slightly darkened stone at the very back. This would best fit someone with a large wrist but for those who are small but love big pieces you might be able to make this work by putting on top of a sweater. 7/8" wide at back, about 2 1/4" wide at the by-pass. This is a book piece, shown in Judith Miller's Collector's Guide to Costume Jewelry.

Item: SB1-658

Price: $175.00 US

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Description: Vendome Necklace & Bracelet Set in Montana Blue - Done in a gunmetal type setting (can't really be considered "japanned" as the finish isn't glossy) this consists of a double row of dark blue rhinestones, all prong set, in curved links, separated by links set with a single larger dark blue prong set stone. Both necklace and bracelet are about 3/8" wide and follow identical designs, with both having push-in v clasps; the only difference between them obviously being the length (necklace is 13 1/2", bracelet is 7 1/2") and the bracelet has a safety chain. Both clasps have jeweled "shovels". Clasps work well; I cannot find any flaw in these pieces (except that the necklace is small). Vendome rhinestone pieces are difficult to find and a matched set in perfect shape is pretty rare. Perfect for a fine boned person with fair skin and blue eyes! All you Nicole Kidman types step forward!

Item: SS3-590

Price: $79.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Amazing Vendome Cuff Bracelet and Earring Set - Every once in awhile you find jaw-dropping pieces of jewelry that just make you say, "where did you find this?" Massive cross-over cuff has tan faux moonstones and large jonquil rhinestones along with smokey topaz and smaller jonquil rhinestones, all over a checkerboard goldtone finish. All stones are prongset; earrings have screw-clip mechanism that Vendome used but are, surprisingly, unsigned. Bracelet IS signed. Earrings are 1 1/2" in diameter, bracelet is 7/8" at hinge and 3" point to point at the front. One large jonquil has a very slight chip; two stones in the bracelet are topaz and don't appear to be replacements but the color is not used anywhere else in the pieces. Slight wear on inside of front of bracelet. This set is shown in blue in Judith Miller's Collector's Guide to Costume Jewelry and valued at considerably more than what I have this priced at.

Item: SS3-547

Price: $245.00 US

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Description: Vendome Glass Pearl, Rhinestone and Wired Bead 2-Strand Necklace - Vendome never ceases to amaze with the imagination in their beadwork. Creamy glass pearls in various sizes from 5mm to 11mm alternate with a "cagework" type bead done in goldtone wire that is kind of a flattened squash shape, quite intriguing looking. Each one of these wirework beads is flanked by a slated clear rhinestone wheel. Quality findings, excellent condition and very elegant. Nested design, adjusts up to 18".

Item: SN3-545

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Vendome Aqua/Olive Bracelet - Another example of Vendome's unusual beads, this uses aqua opaque beads, aqua aurora borealis and olivine aurora borealis crystal, creamy oval beads with goldleaf? highlights and some just plain weird handmade beads that are kind of rosettes in in aqua and cream stripes. Goldtone findings, foldover clasp, almost 7 1/2" including clasp, 1 1/2" at widest point in center. Excellent condition

Item: SB3-546

Price: $39.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Unsigned Coro Mr. & Mrs. Bird Chatelaine Double Pin Set - This is an early Coro piece - note the use of c-clasps on both pieces. Done in brass with a red cabochon body and clear rhinestones that are original on the wings; chatelaine chain also looks to be original. There is some white on the back of the Mr. Bird but it does not show from the front and I am reluctant to try to clean it off. I see no other problems with these pieces. Mr. Bird is 2" x 1", Mrs. Bird is slightly smaller.

Item: UP9-649

Price: $85.00 US

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Description: Coro Light Blue AB Rhinestone Floral Brooch and Earring Set - This design is, I believe, a 1960's variation of an earlier Coro design that was originally done in enamel/rhinestones. This uses no enamel but has a silvertone setting with all light sapphire aurora borealis rhinestones. Brooch is 3" x 1 1/4"; matching clip earrings are 1 1/4" x 5/8". Excellent condition except for very small plating loss at crook of stem. Because of the position of the pin stem the brooch should perhaps be worn "upside down".

Item: SS8-602

Price: $29.50/set US

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Description: Coro Pink Purple Earrings - These beautiful earrings contain stones unlike any I have seen before. Topped with lavender-blue pear cabochons shot with a purple/pink streak; below is a purple givre pear and a frosted blue/purple marquise over two purple aurora borealis rhinestones and a frosted blue/purple round. All prong set in goldtone, 1 1/4" x 3/4", clip findings. Beautiful condition. I would love to find the matching pieces to these. (anyone got 'em?)

Item: SE6-551

Price: $29.50 US

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Description: Coro Adolph Katz Enamel and RS Flower Brooch - Patented in 1942, this is a wonderful example of the beautiful enamel work coming out of the Coro factories circa WW2. Each one of these flower heads uses at least three different colors of hand painted enamel; both the leaves and the bow use two colors to create a realistic effect. Enamel work is in excellent condition with only one small ding on the larger left leaf. A masterpiece in miniature and at 3 3/4" x 1 1/4" this piece will get noticed.

Item: SP1-484

Price: $99.50 US

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Description: Francois Clear and Sapphire Blue Rhinestone Necklace and Earring Set - Francois, along with Vendome and Corocraft, was a high-end division of Coro. This branch, given a "French" sounding name to conjure up elegance, sophistication and beauty, certainly found this set as representative of all that. The earrings are one of the most beautiful designs I have ever seen. Done with the same adjustable clip mechanism that is usually found on Vendome styles, the earrings feature 5 beautiful dark blue marquises from which branch leaflets done in clear pave work. 1 3/8" x 7/8" at widest point. Necklace is a linked style with a single blue marquise surrounded by a smaller version of the leaflet from the earring for each link. Necklace is adjustable, up to 16". When found it was missing several small clear rhinestones, which I have replaced, which was quite difficult as the stones were about 1mm. Otherwise excellent original condition. All pieces marked Francois. If blue is your color you will adore this set.

Item: SS1-421

Price: $89.50/set US

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Description: Francois Ruby and Clear Rhinestone Necklace - When I refer to "ruby" in this description, it is a ruby colored rhinestone, not the siam red that is the conventional red used but the beautiful raspberry red that hopefully is what is showing up on your monitor. This necklace uses 8 curved links of round and marquise shaped ruby rhinestones on either side of a line of end-to-end channel set clear baguettes. Francois was one of Coro's very high-end lines, which was apparently short-lived and usually found, if ever, as part of a series of floral brooches. To find this piece, in prime vintage condition, is quite rare. Adjustable hook; signed Francois both on the clasp and on the body of the piece. Difficult to measure because of the curvature of the links, but should fit up to a 16 1/2" neck. Tremendous piece.

Item: SN1-372

Price: $179.50 US

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Description: This Coro "Emblem of the Americas" brooch is shown in the Brunialtis' American Costume Jewelry book and was apparently produced in November of 1941.  Proceeds from the sale of this design were used for the Interamerican Scholarship Fund and the concept was endorsed by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.  The center flag represents the United States and the other flags, from left to right, represent in alphabetical order the countries in Latin America and South America. Note that this piece started being sold at almost the exact same time as the attack on Pearl Harbor and America's entry into WWII.  Bottom line says "Amigos Siempre" - Friends Forever.  Fascinating historical piece.  $250.00 

Item: SP2-017

Price: $250.00 US

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Description: Norseland by Coro Sterling Goose Pin -During WWII when by necessity sterling silver became the metal of choice in the costume jewelry industry, Coro produced several types of sterling pieces, including pieces with no stones whatsoever. This goose must have been one of their most popular designs. Measuring 3 1/4" x 3", this piece, which has its original patina, would warm the cockles of any bird lovers' heart.

Item: SP2-176

Price: $69.50 US

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Description: Coro Sterling Aqua Retro Brooch - This larger (3 1/4" x 2 1/4") circa 1940's brooch is somewhat unusual in that Coro Sterling is incised on the body and then partially covered by a plaque that also says Coro Sterling with the Pegasus mark.  Emerald-cut aqua glass foiled stones in an open-backed setting are accented with clear paste-set round rhinestones (all original).  Vermeil finish, professionally done solder repair on back side is undetectable.

Item: SP3-033

Price: $60.00 US

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Description: Corocraft Retro Brooch This large brooch (3.25" x 2.875") is done with a rose-gold finish and has 8 unfoiled amethyst colored stones, accented on one side with 8 clear rhinestones in two sizes. Piece is marked "Coro Sterling Craft" on an applied rectangular plaque. Two of the smallest clears have been replaced, otherwise, excellent condition. Part of Coro's "Devastating Amethyst" ad campaign in 1944.  (See ad on JewelChat portion of http://www.morninggloryantiques.com )

Item: SP3-034

Price: $75.00 US

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Description: Coro Sterling Retro Bouquet with Blue Faux Moonstones and Rhinestones - Gorgeous large 3 3/4" x 2 7/8" brooch has a rose gold finish with lovely light blue glass "moonstones" in marquises and round shapes. All stones are original. Slight moisture damage is found along the very left side of the bow and on the reverse; probably the only part that was truly damaged was the pin stem, which was probably steel rather than sterling and actually looked slightly rusty; I have hand filed it and removed the rust, which also removed a little of the plating on the pin stem. Priced accordingly.

Item: SS3-262

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Coro Sterling Retro Brooch with Multi Colored Stones - This large brooch (3" x 2") is done with a rose-gold finish and has 22 navettes in jeweltoned-rhinestones. All stones are pronged; finish is in very good-excellent condition. Very similar to the pieces above. The single stone that appears to be inset on the above right is a reflection from another piece (sorry!)

Item: SP3-192

Price: $60.00 US

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Description: Coro Sterling Retro Faux Glass Opal Brooch - Another lovely piece from the WWII era. Unfoiled open back glass stones simulating opals or moonstones in two sizes of oval and one round are prong set in this stylized bouquet. Small clear rhinestones accent the piece. 3" x 1 3/4" but delicate enough that it doesn't seem huge. Vermeil setting shows minimal tarnish as is to be expected in a 60+ year old piece. Excellent condition.

Item: SP3-291

Price: $27.50 US

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Description: Coro Turquoise Colored "Melon Bead" Dress Clip - This is one of the prettiest little dress clips I have seen. Melon type cabochons each have a tiny center rhinestone (one rhinestone has darkened but is there); largest cab is centered in a nautilus type clear glass piece. All is surrounded by lots of pave work and baguettes at the top and bottom. Signed on the bottom of the back. Spring type dress clip mechanism. 1 3/4" x 1 1/4". Size-wise one would assume this is part of a duette, but because of the shape of the top this seems unlikely, and I have never seen a duette using stones like this; most are unsigned except for the frame. Regardless, this is a really nice clip and would make a lovely accent piece for your clothing or accessories.

Item: SD8-626

Price: $34.50 US

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Description: Half of Coro Duette - Fur Clip in Butterscotch Moonstones - An extremely well known Coro design, in a highly unusual color. I have seen these done in several colors but never this color. A few of the rhinestones are replacements but otherwise very nice, with two small dings on the enameling, which is virtually the same butterscotch color as the faux moonstones. Unsigned, as these were usually signed on the frame and not the dress/furclip. About 1 1/4" in both directions. If you have the match to this I would be happy to purchase!

Item: UF9-635

Price: $29.50 US

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Description: Coro Dark Blue Faux Moonstone Cabochon Fur clip - Done in a kind of "bunch of grapes" design, this fur clip has goldtone bow "loops" and measures about 2 1/2" x 2" at the widest points. Almost certainly a 1940's piece, the goldtone finish is similar to vermeil finishes of the time, although I do not think this is sterling. Great for office wear or on a jean jacket.

Item: SF4-228

Price: $79.50 US

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Description: Corocraft Glass Pearl Brooch - With Vendome and Francois, this top of the line division of Coro made some of the top fashion jewelry of the time. This stylized piece embodies the beauty of design and quality of components for which Corocraft was known. 3 1/2" x 1", all stones are original.

Item: SP4-0180

Price: $60.00 US

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Description: Corocraft Elegant Clear Rhinestone Necklace - This style epitomizes the post WII return to glamour of the late 1940's and early 1950's. This is done almost entirely in clear rhinestone baguettes, even on the chain portion and the fancy foldover clasp. The only exception are small rounds that border the front baguettes, and the "swoosh" in front, done in baguette strips that terminate with trapezoids, and is attached with a small screw - I'm not sure what the point was, but it appears that it could be removed if you so desired. Truly a work of design art worth studying. Excellent condition - chain baguettes have darkened but do not detract. Will fit up to a 15 1/2" neck.

Item: SN11-354

Price: $85.00 US

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Description: Corocraft Seashell Necklace - Retro scrolling and a variation on the snakechain look make this piece circa 1940's. Clear channel set baguette rhinestones form "ribs" on the shell, are all original and in very nice condition. Foldover clasp; necklace will fit up to a 14 1/4" neck. Light goldtone, excellent original condition. Corocraft was, along with Vendome and Francois, Coro's top of the line divisions. I believe this has a matching duette and probably other pieces as well.

Item: SN10-286

Price: $42.50 US

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Description: Corocraft Sterling Pegasus "Queen Bee" Duette (No frame) Coro patented this design in 1942, #133,477. From Coro's top line, Corocraft, we find the exquisite use of hand-enameling for collectors prize. Clear rhinestones on body and wings, tiny green rhinestones for eyes. Aside from a few dings to the black enamel on a few of the legs I can find no flaws. Fur clip mechanisms. Unfortunately these came without the duette frame, so the price reflects.

Item: SD4-666

Price: $125.00/pr. US

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Description: Coro Floral Duette with Burgundy/Green Enamel and Red/Clear Rhinestones - I was unable to find the exact match for this patent-wise, but the closest is 122,485 from 1940, which is attributed to Adolph Katz but may have been done by any of Coro's designers. Goldtone setting, 2 1/4" x 1 1/8" when assembled. Coro's patents all refer to these as "separable brooches". Excellent condition, with only one small blemish to the burgundy enamel on one flower.

Item: SD4-665

Price: $95.00 US

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Description: Coro Duette with Blue Baguettes - A very wearable duette with clear rhinestones in the center and a fringe of intense blue rhinestone baguettes along the ends (bottom) of each clip. While the colored baguettes are in excellent condition, as with many Coro duettes with clear stones, this one has stone darkening on the clears. I have replaced a number of yellowing rounds; the marquises in the "floral" pattern are quite grey and you may wish to have these replaced, but they actually bring the design out more being darker than the rounds. Nice cut out work around the marquises and along the edges. Plating is very good and all mechanical parts of the duette work very well. This is very easy to take apart and put back together. This semi-circular shape for the clips is more unusual for Coro, much nicer than the standard "bread and butter" pieces that are more common. Entire piece is 2" x 1 3/8", with each clip being 1" x 1 3/8".

Item: SD3-657

Price: $65.00 US

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Description:Coro Duette with Blue Marquises and Gilt Finish - Montana blue marquise rhinestones and a goldtone finish make this an unusual duette. Gilt finish is quite worn on both top and bottom sides, otherwise in excellent condition. 3" x 1 1/2". A nice addition to a comprehensive duette collection, and very wearable.

Item: SM9-522

Price: $95.00 US

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Description: Coro "Cornucopia" Duette - This came to us with yellowing stones, so I have restoned it except for the channel set baguettes. Coro presumably "coined" and probably patented the term duette, but if you look at the patents for these pieces, they are called separable brooches! I could not find a matching patent for this design but I would guess these to be about mid-1940's (though Coro was still patenting duette designs well into the mid-1950's.) Each fur clip is about 1 1/2" x 1 1/4"; together on the frame about 2 1/2" in length. Potmetal with all clear rhinestones, all mechanisms function properly. As is usual, the pin frame is marked Coro Duette, though the individual clips are not marked.

Item: SD4-629

Price: $78.50 US

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Description: Coro Clear Domed Deco Duette - This is an unusual duette style for Coro because this has a domed shape, rather than the more typical flat styles. This measures 3 1/4" end to end when together and 1 5/8" at the widest point. In very good original vintage condition, with very mild yellowing of some of the square stones; a few of the rounds have darkened and a few appear to be replacements. This is a great design, with cut out patterns that indicate an earlier (pre-1940's) duette. Dress clip mechanisms use the spring-type mechanisms. A great piece to add to your duette collection, and very wearable - I can see this as a wonderful belt "buckle" or on a special handbag, as well as worn as clips in the corner of a square neckline.

Item: SD5-628

Price: $60.00 US

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Description: Coro "Bow" Duette with Floral Motif - While not the usual duette mechanism for Coro, I do think this is original. Both fur clips are signed Coro; the connector mechanism is signed just with "pat. pend.". Silvertone; all clear rhinestones. Some stones have darkened or yellowed slightly but certainly what one would expect for a piece that is 60-70 years old. About 2" x 1 1/4" when connected.

Item: SM2-149

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Coro Clear Rhinestone Duette - This piece is marked Coro Duette on the frame and has patent numbers apparently for both the spring mechanisms on the dress clips and the design (1798867). Classic deco transitional design measures 2 3/4" x 1 1/4". Most of the rhinestones have darkened to a "smoke" color, but all seem to be there.

Item: SM4-0179

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Coro Clear Deco Duette - This larger duette has a nested triangular design that reminds me a little of the Chrysler Building. A wonderful cut-out design in excellent condition. The dress clips have the typical spring-type mechanism with both the clips and the frame marked with patent numbers. 2 7/8" x 1 3/8".

Item: SD5-308

Price: $60.00 US

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Description: Coro Sterling Brooch with Black Cabochons - Like the sterling retro pieces, this piece is almost certainly WWII vintage, when a trend for Mexican sterling looks was popular and sterling was what was available for costume jewelry. This may have even been made in Mexico for Coro; marked Coro in script over the word sterling in block letters. Floral-foliate design uses black cabochons of unknown material and sterling silver frame for the leaves. 3" x 1 3/8". Permanent intentional oxidation on interior of folded leaves. Strangely, little sign of tarnish but definite oxidation to the finish.

Item: SPRLS-687

Price: $19.50 US

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Description: Large Coro Duette with Clear Stones - One of the best known and loved of Coro's all stone duette designs; I have seen this done with the channel set square rhinestones in a color rather than the clear you see here. A lovely cut out design that is particularly effective on a dark color so that you can see the cut-out portions more readily. Stones have aged, some more than others, but all is intact. At this price, you could afford to have it restoned if you prefer the look of fiery white stones. 3 1/8" x 1 1/2"; curved like wings.

Item: SD7-346

Price: $29.50 US

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Description: Coro Yellow Floral Brooch - This lovely piece was difficult to photograph - the yellow enamel on the floral petals has a glaze on it that also reflects subtle shades of peach and lime green - kind of reminds me of melted rainbow sherbet! In the middle are paste set jonquil yellow rhinestones. Leaves, stems and other assorted floral parts are gold plated. About 3" x 2" and quite 3 dimensional; heavier, better quality piece. Enjoy springtime all year long when you wear this.

Item: SP6-431

Price: $29.50 US

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Description: Coro Necklace and Earring Set with Pave set "Waves" - This necklace actually has a floral motif paste set with blue aurora borealis rhinestones and a clear rhinestone center; however it is the connecting "wavy" links that make this set remarkable - they are each pave set with 31 small clear rhinestones - total number of stones for this set is around 370 - even the "tails" have rhinestones. A few of the tiny stones were missing and I have replaced them , but almost all are original. Lovely and much more impressive in person than in the picture. Necklace will fit up to a 16 1/2" neck and adjustable screw-clip findings (like those used on the Vendome line) are used on the 1" x 5/8" earrings.

Item: SS8-296

Price: $79.50 US

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Description: Coro Clear RS Floral Spray - This piece is signed Coro in script and has Pat. No. 125883, which would put the design patent at early 1941 with the patent owner listed as Gene Verricchio.  Measuring 3 1/2" x 1 3/4" at the widest points and done in all clear rhinestones in rounds and oval shapes, this piece is showing some signs of aging; the smaller ovals at the top of third stem from the right have darkened, and the larger ovals have small amounts of foil loss along faceting lines due to being in open back setting; however, they are NOT dark.  All of the piece is pave set, and a few of the small stones have darkened, and a few have been replaced.  All in all, however, not at all bad for a piece over 60 years old.  The wonderful design is yours for $45.00.

Item: SP8-086

Price: $45.00 US

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Description: Coro Light Sapphire and Silvertone Necklace - This uses a curling leaf motif that is separated by stones of various shapes and sizes - rounds, pears, ovals, and emerald cuts. This adjusts up to 16 1/2" and is in excellent condition. A very flattering look for a pittance.

Item: SN8-473

Price: $17.50 US

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Description: Vendome Triple Strand Argent and Arum Bead Necklace - One of Vendome's trademarks in their beaded necklaces seems to be the use of "flattened" round beads, which are almost like two rivoli beads back to back with the tips cut off. Whatever they are, they are expensive and difficult to find in any color except clear and aurora borealis. These are coated on one side with a metallic coating, some in silver and some in gold. These are graduated in size but the vast majority are 11.5mm (that's BIG" and are separated by groups of light brown seed beads. Strands are connected to Vendome's "leaf" ends. The tail was missing when I purchased this and I have replaced it with a chain made of clear flattened rounds, which was as close as I could get to the original. Adjusts to fit up to a 16 1/2" neck. Cost of beads alone is probably more than our price, IF you could find them.

Item: SN10-479

Price: $79.50 US

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Description: Vendome Demi Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings in Black and Arum Beads - Truly difficult to find full matching set. Done with black "flying saucer" beads, flattened round, round and oblong gold metallic coated beads, with crimp bead spacers. Double strand necklace and bracelet; clip earrings are the classic Vendome adjustable screw clip. Neck is adjustable to 16"; bracelet is 7 1/4"; earrings are about 1" in diameter. Necklace and bracelet have baguette set clasps.

Item: SS8-478

Price: $99.50 US

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Description: Vendome Two Strand Tiffany Ball and Black Glass Bead Necklace - Known for its beads as well as exquisite rhinestone pieces, Vendome always displays quality workmanship. This was hard to measure but is an adjustable nested style where the bottom strand plus the extension is about 20", so this should fit most people, and the tail could be added to if you need more length. Fancy rhinestone set clasp and trademark fleur-di-lis dangle shown in 2nd picture. I have replaced some missing rhinestones on the Tiffany balls.

Item: SN10-445

Price: $35.00 US

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Description: Vendome Louis XIV Style Necklace w Guilloche Enamel and Dangling Pearls - This is one of Vendome's wonders. Emerald green guilloche enamel surrounds a central floral motif set with a round glass pearl and paved leaves - scrollwork surrounds with more small flowers and paved tendrills, from which suspend three pear shaped glass pearls. Delicate rhinestone chain surrounds the neck and the hook clasp can be adjusted along the 3 1/2" long tail (see bottom picture). This should adjust up to 17 1/2"; pendant portion is 3 3/4" x 2". Top quality Vendome is difficult to find.

Item: SN11-442

Price: $125.00 US

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Description: Vendome Crystal Aurora Borealis and Rhinestone Earrings - Three unusual cut larger beads point down under 5 round beads that point up and forward; all are attached with clear rhinestone headpins. Silvertone setting, 1" x 3/4", excellent condition.

Item: SE10-644

Price: $12.50 US

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Description: Vendome Clear RS Earrings in Japanned Setting - Each of these clip earrings looks kind of like half of a bow. Always fashionable blackened setting with pave set clear rhinestones (much more sparkly in person than this photo would indicate.) Usual Vendome adjustable clip findings, 1" x 3/4"

Item: SE12-378

Price: $22.50 US

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Description: Vendome Light Colorado Topaz AB Crystal and Glass Pearl Earrings - Accented with tiny goldtone leaves and using Vendome's characteristic screw-clip mechanism, these are about 1" in diameter. Very feminine and in excellent, if not perfect, condition.

Item: SE10-400

Price: $15.00 US

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Description: Vendome Chandelier Bead Earrings - Who says vintage looks old fashioned? Argented (silver metallic coated) clear crystal beads dangle in a pyramidal design, suspended from an argented cupcake rivoli bead with a single clear rhinestone in the center. Usual Vendome screw-clip mechanism. 2" x 1". Perfect for any dressy occasion.

Item: SE12-134

Price: $27.50 US

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Description: Vendome Dark Blue/Vitrail/Argent Beaded Clip Earrings - The dark blue beads are a rounded triangle that has been flattened, in dark blue translucent glass. Top beading is done in vitrail (watermelon/grey) and argent (metallic silver) glass beads. Typical quality Vendome screw clip mechanisms, 1 1/4" x 3/4". Excellent original condition.

Item: SE10-441

Price: $18.00 US

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Description: Vendome Colorado Topaz Aurora Borealis Bead Earrings - These earrings are in pristine condition, even the AB coating on the beads is in excellent, unworn shape. The main beads are eggplant shaped; center bead is round. Small bicones (not AB) at top and bottom, center bead is bordered by small seed beads. All beads are handwired, attached to pierced backing frame, which is covered by matching frame. Silvertone metal, usual Vendome screw-clip mechanism, about 3/4" in diameter.

Item: SE10-490

Price: $20.00 US

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Description: Vendome Light Colorado Topaz, Faux pearl and Black Diamond Aurora Borealis Beaded Earrings - Accented with goldtone leaves, these earrings have thrown in everything but the kitchen sink! About 1" in diameter, usual findings, goldtone setting. Excellent condition.

Item: SE10-515

Price: $17.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Vendome Arum Hematite Pearl Bead Earrings - These are some of the most complex of all the Vendome earrings I have seen. Gold metallic (arum) and grey (hematite) finish beads are wired around a center glass pearl, and small seed pearl strands entertwine with more arum and hematite beads around the border. Usual Vendome clip findings, goldtone, slightly under 1" in either direction.

Item: SE10-514

Price: $19.50 US

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Description: Vendome Clear and Clear Aurora Borealis Bead Earrings - Larger beads are held in place with clear rhinestone headpins, generous use of goldtone metal leaves. About 1" in diameter. Back plates show wear but otherwise these are in the usual excellent condition that Vendome pieces are almost always found in.

Item: SE10-516

Price: $15.00 US

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Description: Vendome Argent and Clear Rhinestone Earrings - Argent, Spanish for silver, refers to silver metallic coated rhinestones. Rivoli (pointed top) stones/beads have been headpinned around a argented beads attached with rhinestone topped headpins. Usual Vendome screw-clip mechanism, 1" in diameter, and very sparkly.

Item: SE10-513

Price: $17.50 US

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Description: Coro Cameo Bracelet and Brooch Set - I am guessing these to be some of the jewelry produced around the time of the release of the movie "Gone With the Wind" in the very late 1930's - early 1940's.  Both cameos in a classic woman's profile are done on a black glass background, but the brooch appears to have a matte finish plastic head while the smaller cameo in the bracelet appears to be of molded glass.  While there is a slight difference in the appearance of the cameos, I think it has to do with the size difference and small details due to the size difference - these are obviously meant to match.  Antiqued goldtone frames are identical.  Brooch measures 1 3/4" x 1 3/8", and is about 1/2" deep.  Bracelet is a little over 7" with the foldover clasp.  Center part measures 1 3/8" x 1 1/8".  Both pieces marked Coro in script.  $45.00/set

Item: SS10-114

Price: $45.00 US

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Description: Coro Faux Blue Moonstone and Rhinestone Bunch of Grapes Pin - A popular style for Coro, this is for all the grape nuts out there!  Faux grey-blue moonstone beads are set into silvertone and accented with a paved clear rhinestone leaf on the left; same style, in dark blue moonstone beads, on the right.  2" x 1 1/2" at widest points.  I have seen this converted to a pendant by adding a jump-ring in the upper loop.  $24.00/either color 

Item: SP10-124 (dark blue)

Price: $24.00 US

Item: SP10-124A (light blue)

Price: $24.00 US

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Description: Coro Ruffled Silvertone Pearl and Blue Necklace - Cast metal links that alternate white glass faux pearls and light blue and navy rhinestones are shaped almost like wings and have a rippling effect.  Adjustable hook clasp will accommodate up to a 17" neck.  Very nice shape, not yellowed as in the scan. This would change a navy suit or dress into a memorable outfit!  I have replaced a few missing pearls.

Item: SN10-126

Price: $16.50 US

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Description: Coro Brooch with Light Blue/White Translucent Melon Marquise Stones and Blue AB Rhinestones - Almost an upside down fan shape, this brooch has a foliate design done in silvertone. Marquise stones are light blue in the center with almost an opal-type feeling. Light blue aurora borealis rhinestones add sparkle. 2 3/4" x 1 3/4". Very nice condition.

Item: SP11-220

Price: $29.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Coro Faux Moonstone Cabochon Brooch in Fuchsia with Clear Pave and Burgundy Enamel - I find these old Coro pieces from the 1930's-1940's to be utterly charming. Other than slight knicking at the top of one of the bow loops the enamel is in excellent shape. Someone "got here" before I did and had done some poor replacements of some rhinestones which I have corrected. 2 3/4" x 1 1/2" at widest point. Coro would have made a matching necklace, bracelet, earrings and duette for this piece.

Item: SP11-379

Price: $59.50 US

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Description: Coro Necklace with Grey Faux Moonstone Cabochons, Pink Rhinestones and Pink Givre Teardrop Stones - This piece is a typical style for Coro for the 1950's but the color combination and unusual stones is a little out of the ordinary for this company. Oval cabochons alternate with rhinestones and "givre" art glass stones - clear glass shot with a cloud of pink thru the center. Adjustable to 16", excellent condition. Grey moonstones appear to have a bluish cast in certain lights.

Item: SN12-408

Price: $32.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Coro Crown Necklace and Earring Set - Much less common than the brooches are crown earrings and necklaces. These feature montana blue oval rhinestones accented with clear round and single clear square rhinestones. Silvertone setting. Earrings have screwback findings, 1 1/8" x 1" x 1/4"; necklace has snakechain, push-in jeweled clasp, 15 1/2" with central crown 1 1/2" x 1 3.4". A few of the clear rounds were missing and I have replaced them. All pieces signed Coro in script.

Item: SS12-310

Price: $87.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Flower Basket Pin in Jonquil, Topaz and Topaz Aurora Borealis Rhinestones - Light goldtone setting. This graceful design is sure to make a hit with your favorite basket collector. I originally thought this was unsigned but found the signature, Coro, hiding under the handle. Excellent original condition, and much prettier than my picture indicates.

Item: UP11-384

Price: $29.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Corocraft Domed Tree - I have had this tree before both signed and unsigned, and in a colored version. This features all clear stones in goldtone - as far as I can tell all are original. Shown in every Christmas tree book that I have seen. One of the best of the vintage trees. 2 1/2" x 1 1/4" x 1/2" deep.

Item: SP12-403

Price: $47.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Corocraft Domed Tree Pin and Earring Set - The colored version of the tree shown above in all clear, with the elusive matching earrings! Montana blue, fuchsia, emerald green and clear rhinestones form "v" patterns. Pin is signed Coro on the pinback and Corocraft on the body; earrings are unsigned. Other than the clears being a little discolored on body of the earrings (an easy replacement if you wish), these are in excellent shape. Shown in almost every collector book on holiday jewelry that I have seen. Brooch is 2 1/2" x 1 1/4" and earrings are 1 1/8".

Item: SS12-413

Price: $95.00/set US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Corocraft Christmas Tree in Fuchsia, Montana, Clear and Emerald Rhinestones - If you like the Corocraft tree above, here it is available without the earrings. Excellent condition.

Item: SPRLS12-99

Price: $59.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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