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Vintage Coro Jewelry

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Vintage Coro Duettes & Frames

Vintage Coro Art Deco Duette Frame
Item #9974

Frame for double clip/brooch combination, signed Coro Duette with a Pat No. that is unreadable on the pin/clip piece. Designed for early 1930's Art Deco Duettes, this is the converting mechanism that allows a pair of fur or dress clips to be worn together as a brooch. Measures 3-1/4" x 1-1/4". In very good condition.
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Item #9974 $25.00

Vintage 1950s Coro Red Button Rhinestone Earrings
Item #
10297

Vintage 1950s Coro button earrings. Large, measuring 1-1/2" in diameter with large thermoplastic red button centers rimmed with sparkling crystal rhinestones. Marked Coro in script on back of both earrings indicating this pair dates from prior to 1955. In very good condition.
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Item #10297 $20.00

1950s Vintage Coro Sterling Connected Bangle Bracelets Stack
NMG 12928

From a Pennsylvania estate. A rare set of vintage Sterling Coro diamond cut bangle bracelets. Connector marked Coro Sterling. Four diamond cut bangles. All original. Inner diameter measures 2-1/2". Stack measures 3/8" wide when all four bangles measured together. Very good to excellent condition; with vintage patina (have not been polished or cleaned). Rare, and an unusual find!

$75.00

1946 Vintage Coro Sterling? Tiana Floral Bracelet
Item #8836

Here is a very pretty vintage floral bracelet by Coro entitled Tiana dates from 1946 (as seen in a recent vintage Coro magazine advertisement). Bracelet features six round sections, with great detail of flowers and leaves, linked together to create a very attractive bracelet. Polishes like Sterling although there is no mark. Signed Coro without a copyright mark indicating this is an older Coro piece. Measures 7-3/4" x 1", push in clasp. A very nice vintage Coro bracelet.
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Item #8836 $48.00

Vintage Coro Sterling? Blue Topaz Rhinestone Bracelet
Item #9441

Another vintage floral bracelet by Coro. Bracelet features seven very detailed floral sections, each accented with a blue topaz Chaton cut rhinestone, linked together to create a very interesting bracelet. Polishes like Sterling although there is no mark. Signed Coro without a copyright mark indicating this is an older Coro piece. Measures 6-3/4" x 3/4" at widest point with fold over clasp. Please look at all pictures for detail of bracelet. A very nice vintage Coro bracelet.
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Item #9441 $58.00

Coro Sterling Sapphire Blue Rhinestone Fur Clip
Item #
8767

Vintage Coro Sterling. Circa 1940's to 1950's. This vintage gold vermeil Coro fur clip is accented with three large Marquise cut rhinestones in a beautiful sapphire blue color. Fur clip measures 2" - 1-1/2". Marked Coro Sterling, and also marked Sterling on fur clip mechanism. The condition of the fur clip is very good with nice warm patina (I have not polished this item, will leave that up to the new owner). A lovely vintage Coro Sterling fur clip to add to your collection.
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Item #8304 $48.00
RETRO Coro Sterling Rhinestone Brooch and Earring Set
Item #8698

I love this delightful 1940s Coro brooch set. Retro style, with flowing ribbon accented with pastel rhinestones; including pink, yellow, topaz, and green. Screw back style earrings mirror this design. All pieces are signed Coro Sterling in script without copyright mark (indicating this set dates prior to 1955). Gold wash over Sterling is in very good condition, some light wear noted overall to set consistent with age and adding charm to these delightful pieces. Brooch measures 3" x 2-1/2", earrings are 3/4" in diameter. Brooch can be seen on pg. 36 in the book Collecting Costume Jewelry 101 by Julia C. Carroll.
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Item #8698 $65.00

Vintage Coro Pegasus Hinged Goldtone Bangle Bracelet
Item #12464

Vintage Coro Pegasus hinged bangle bracelet features dome top and hinged sides. Bracelet measures 3/4" wide at the top. Marked inside bracelet (please see photographs). In very good condition with minimal wear noted. A fabulous vintage bracelet that looks like today's current style!

$42.00

Retro 1940s Coro Cat Brooch
Item #12244

Fabulous Retro silvertone metal three dimensional cat brooch from Coro. Circa 1940s. The brooch measures 1-1/4" in diameter x 1/2" high. Very good condition. Signed Coro without copyright symbol. Unusual and difficult to find, just charming.

$38.00

Vintage Coro Rhinestone Insect Brooch
Item #12081

Here is a vintage Coro rhinestone insect brooch. Created with colorful Marquise, oval, and Chaton cut stones. Signed Coro; lack of copyright mark dates this piece prior to 1955. Measures 1-7/8" x 1-1/2". In very good condition. Quite a lovely vintage Coro brooch!

$24.00

Vintage Coro Design Pat. Pend. Leaf Motif Bracelet
Item #11325

Here is a stylish vintage Coro bracelet. Marked Coro and Des. Pat. Pend. in script on clasp with the classic Coro Pegasus symbol, and without copyright symbol. Features smooth and textured leave motif..Measures 7-1/4" in length x 1". wide In very good condition.
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Item #11325 $18.00

Vintage Coro Rhinestone Key Heart Brooch
Item #11171

Here is a vintage Coro rhinestone key heart brooch. Very unusual piece, dates to the 1940s or 1950s. Signed Coro with the classic Coro Pegasus symbol, lack of copyright mark dates this piece prior to 1955. Measures 2-1/2" x 2-1/2". In very good condition.
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Item #11171 $18.00


Vintage Coro Poured Glass Brooch
Item #10680

Beautifully shaped milk white glass flower with gold edging and back. Dates to the 1950s. Poured glass construction with safety clasp. Measures almost 2" in diameter. Marked Coro on back without copyright symbol. In very good condition.

Item #10680 $48.00

Vintage 1950s Coro 4-Way Photo Locket with Fleur de Lis Watch Pin
Item #10593

Here is a very collectible Coro locket. Circa 1950s. Lovely textured gold finish with two sparkling ruby red Aurora Borealis rhinestones, this locket has a folding closure that springs open to reveal four photograph sections and a Fleur de Lis watch pin. As described in vintage Coro advertisements "lovely lapel fob opens to reveal four tiny picture frames. Closed it is a charming costume accessory - a truly unique gift." Original paper inserts remain in photograph sections. The locket measures 2-1/2" in length and 1" wide. In very good condition with little wear noted.
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Item #10593 $78.00


Vintage Coro Blue Aurora Borealis Brooch Set
Item #10501

Here is a dazzling Coro brooch set created with Chaton cut blue Aurora Borealis rhinestones. Silver tone setting. Brooch measures 1-5/8" in diameter, clip earrings measure 3/4". In very good condition. Brooch is marked (c) Coro as are the earrings.
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Item #10501 $58.00

Vintage Coro Bird in Flight Brooch
Item #10331

This is a classic design from Coro. This vintage bird brooch is created with an emerald green oval rhinestone center, prong-set within a goldtone setting, and features a red rhinestone eye. Measures 2" long x 1-1/2" at widest point. In very good condition.
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Item #10331 $24.00

Vintage Coro Pretty Pink Aurora Borealis Rhinestone Earrings
Item #10049

A pretty pair of vintage Coro earrings featuring pink Aurora Borealis Chaton rhinestones, set within a textured goldtone setting. This pair of earrings is in very good condition. Combination screwback and clip style. Signed Coro with copyright indicating these earring date from 1955 or later. Measures 1-1/2" x 3/4" at widest poing. In very good condition with little wear noted. A wonderful pair of vintage Coro earrings.
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Item #10049 $15.00

Vintage Coro Dated 1961 Goldtone Leaf Brooch
Item #10188

A chic dated vintage Coro brooch in the shape of a leaf from the early 1960's. Slightly curved, very detailed, textured goldtone finish. This piece is in very good condition. Marked (c)Coro 1961. Measures 3" x 1". A wonderful versatile vintage brooch.
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Item #10188 $20.00
Vintage Coro Dazzling Aurora Borealis Necklace
Item #10169

You will love this beautiful vintage Coro Aurora Borealis rhinestone necklace. Featuring Chaton cut AB rhinestones set within a goldtone ribbon motif setting. Marked Coro(c) on the J clasp indicating a circa of post 1955. Necklace measures 16-1/2" in length and can be worn a wearer's preference. Very good condition, nice weight and workmanship. A collectible vintage Coro necklace.
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Item #10169 $38.00
Patent#125679
Date: 1941
Item: Brooch
Owner: Coro
Inventor: Verricchio, Gene
1940s Coro Lovely Floral Blue Cabochon Brooch-Design Patent
Item #9494

Description to be added...
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Patent information generously provided by Jim Katz.
www.jewelrypatents.com
www.james-katz.com

  Item #9493 $62.00

Vintage 1940s Coro Carved Shell Cameo Earrings
Item #9454

Here is a lovely pair of signed Coro carved shell cameo earrings. Bezel set cameo, open in back, set in elegant and simple goldtone metal frames. These earrings can be found in Monica Lynn Clement's book Cameos-A Pocket Guide, pg.71, with circa 1940s. Measure 3/4" x 5/8". Earrings are each marked Coro in script indicating it was made prior to 1955. Very good condition. A beautiful pair of vintage Coro cameo earrings.
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Item #9454 $52.00

Classy Vintage Coro Brooch Set
Item #
9306

Here is a classy vintage Coro brooch set featuring a floral design. Vintage Coro from the mid 1950s to 1960s. Marked classic Coro, with copyright mark. Created with a snazzy silvertone accent, with a goldtone setting. Brooch measures 2-1/2" x 2", clip earrings measure 1" x 1". In very good condition, little wear noted. A classy vintage brooch set for your wardrobe!

Item # 9306 $28.00
1940s Coro Amethyst Stone Necklace
Item #9175

You will love this beautiful 1940s Coro amethyst stone necklace. Featuring three oval prong-set amethyst colored faceted stones amid four goldtone detailed bows. Marked Coro on the back of the center amethyst stone. Stones are unfoiled to allow intensity of light to change color. Necklace measures 17" in length. Very good condition, nice weight and workmanship. A collectible vintage Coro necklace.
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Item #9175 $58.00

Vintage Coro Apple Brooch Set
Item #8218

Signed Coro, this is a wonderful vintage apple brooch set. Featuring a geometric line design, done in a silvertone setting. Brooch measures 2" x 1-1/2", clip earrings measure 1" x 1". Brooch is signed (c) Coro, earrings are marked Pat. Pend. A wonderful vintage Coro set.
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Item #8218 $28.00
Vintage Coro Glimmering Blue Frosted Molded Stone Flower Brooch
Item #7267

Here is a rare Coro brooch, featuring a flower design created with glimmering blue frosted molded plastic stones. A similar Coro brooch can be seen on page 146 of Ronna Lee Aikins book 20th Century Costume Jewelry: 1900-1980. Accented with pave` crystal Chaton cut rhinestones. Silvertone setting. Measures 2-1/2" x 1-1/2". Signed Coro with the classic Coro Pegasus symbol, lack of copyright mark dates this set prior to 1955. The brooch is in very good condition with some glue residue noted on back (not visible while wearing). A wonderful vintage Coro brooch.
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Item #7267 $85.00

Vintage Coro Bejeweled Bug Brooch
Item #4797

Here is a sparkling little Coro bejeweled bug brooch with a patent pending mark. Vintage Coro from the 1940s. Marked Coro in script with a Pat.Pend mark, this is a fabulous vintage brooch. Measuring 7/8" x 3/4", the bug features ruby red and sapphire blue Chaton cut stones along with clear stones in a silvertone setting. All stones present and sparkling, and appear original. A wonderful example of vintage jewelry from Coro, with fine quality and workmanship.
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Item #4797 $45.00