The 2nd World War had a powerful impact on the development of American costume jewelry. Americans, for the first time, were cut off from the influences of European fasion and materials, such as quality rhinestones, became very difficult to acquire. In late 1941 tin, nicket, zinc and copper were re-directed towards the war effort and became inaccessible to the jewelry trade. Sterling silver substituted for the base metals and was used from 1942 into the mid 50s and metalwork, accented with enamel, lucite, faux turquoise, jade and seed pearls often became imaginative substitutes for rhinestones.
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103 Patents added March 20/05
Date(s): October 7, 2003. Album by Luda Tovey. 1 - 134 of 134 Total. 2870 Visits.
I have a large CORO brooch signed CORO Sterling... The Coro signature looks like Script... The brooch has 2 large leaves, several roses (bouquet like) and a bow... Is there any information you may have? I would like to learn what year the brooch was made... Thank you... Best Regards, I.Gaylord - Ingrid Gaylord, Fri, 24 Feb 2012 6:35AM
I have a bracelet (no picture found on your site). Style looks like double leaves. Has Coro markings on clasp. - Diane Dupuis, Sun, 28 Nov 2010 8:51PM
I have a Coro brooch that I do not see listed anywhere online, mint condition, Coro is script style lettering, silverplate, 4 roses with leaves. No idea the value if any. - Brenda, Thu, 1 Apr 2010 3:20PM
I found a beautiful "sterling craft" by Coro necklace and bracelet recently. It's a flower design which I don't currently see here. It looks very much like a lilly of the valley design. Has anyone seen such a design? Thank you. - Emi, Sat, 17 May 2008 7:02PM
Hi Luda- I have the brooch to match #21 in this album. pat. #131558 If you would like a copy of it,just let me know. Wonderful references, thank you! Lilly - Lilly | http://www.LillysVintageJewelry.com, Fri, 18 Apr 2008 9:13AM
I alway LOVE seeing the original patent design pages-is there a book?? Should BE! Thanks for sharing your effort! - Lissa, Sat, 1 Mar 2008 9:03PM
I have the whole grand pardue of coro pat # 131741. If you would like pictures please send me an address to send them to.