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The name Coro is a contraction of an earlier trade name COHN & ROSENBERGER and they've been in business since 1902. During the 1930's and the great depression, Coro built a huge plant in Providence, RI and after WWII found itself very profitable and surged ahead of the competition. In the 1940's, the highest price line of jewelry Coro produced was under the name COROCRAFT and they offset that with less expensive jewelry that could be found in 5 and dime stores. Adolph Katz was the master of the movable jewelry that Coro produced. His jewelry moved, it quivered on springs, etc. and it was very well made. Katz also designed crowns with multi-colored rhinestones in honor of the wedding of Princess Elizabeth of England. Katz was also a fine businessman and helped run the Coro factory.
|Coro (script at angle) 1919
||Pegasus beside empty rectangle 1945|
|Coro (script at angle in rectangle with Pegasus) 1945
||Coro CRAFT (Coro- script, CRAFT- printed; in rectangle, Pegasus) 1938|
|Corocraft(script at angle in rectangle with Pegasus beside) 1938
||Corocraft-script at angle 1938|
|Coro Craft-both in script-different font 1935
||Coro-script-no angle-different font 1919|
|HAND-MADE by Coro, STERLING CRAFT on ends of bar-bell looking mark --1941
||Coro Originals(delicate script) 1947|
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Coro Glamor Glitter Faux Pearl and Rhinestone Links on Original Card. These are women's cuff links with glued in clear rhinestones and small faux pearls. Measure 1" in diameter. Very good condition.
M483 Price: $24.00
Coro 1960's Silvertone Sliced Apple Blue Rhinestone Pin and Clip On Earrings in the original box. The apple pin measures 1-1/2" x 1-1/8" - earrings 1" x 3/4". The setting is a brushed silver tone. The color of the rhinestones are an intense cobalt blue. Excellent condition. Other than a few small light stains on the box, even the box is in great condition. The top has gold metal trim and the box is velvet lined.
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Coro 1950's Baby Blue Enamel Choker and Clip Back Earrings. This set is just a truly fun wear! The setting is shiny silvertone with baby blue enamel. The motif is V overlapping V. The chain is comprised of baby blue pearlized plastic beads. The choker measures 19-1/2" adjustable end to end; 5/8" wide. The earrings are clip backs Measuring 3/4". Excellent condition.
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S516 Price: $46.00
Coro 1960s Fuscia Rhinestone Star Pin and Earrings new in box. This is a pretty pin in the shape of a star with a light shiny goldtone setting. Measures 1-1/2" in diameter and has glued in fuscia colored rhinestones. Matching earrings are small clipbacks which are round, measuring 1/2" in diameter. Very pretty set. The edges of the pieces are textured with lines and the center stone in the star is raised above the rest of the pin. The original CORO foiled tag reads 3.00. The box is in great shape and is nicely made with a gold rim around the top. Star pattern on box. A fun find for the collector!
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Coro Shiny Silvertone Choker and Earrings. This set is in excellent shiny condition- only wear is on a jump ring that connects to the hook. Measures 14-3/4" x 1/2". The screwback earrings are long - measuring 2-1/2". c 1960's. Looks to have been tucked away and not worn.
S305 Price: $37.00
Coro shiny goldtone choker c 1960's measuring 17". Links have a textured design. Excellent condition.
NS175 Price: $16.00
Coro 1970s Back to Nature Enamel Conch Shell Pin. This shell has a silvertone base and off white enamel finish. I believe the pic shows the one tiny flea bite chip and there is another that is much smaller. The pin measures 2-3/4" x 1-3/8". Weighs 1.5 oz. Very good condition.
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PS995 Price: $28.00
Coro 1960s Molded Coral Rose Pin. Shiny goldtone setting with five smaller molded coral colored roses circling a larger rose in the center. The pin measures 3/8" in diameter. Very good condition.
PS956 Price: $12.00
Corocraft Pink Moonstone RS Butterfly Pin c1965. This butterfly pin is signed Corocraft was part of a series featured in a full color, full page magazine ad called "Fashion Fauna". This butterfly features pale pink moonstone cabs, witht clear rhinestones in the center of each. There are emerald green rhinestone eyes. The setting is a textured gold tone setting. Back of the pin is signed "Corocraft" in a rectangular plaque. This piece measures 1 3/8" inches tall X 2 1/4" inches wide. Very good condition.
PS944 Price: $34.00
1950's Gold tone Swallow Pin. Stamped metal; pin arm slightly bent from use, otherwise excellent condition. Measures 2-1/4" x 1-1/2".
PS908 Price: $33.00
Coro Victorian Revival Picture Locket Pin designed by Adolph Katz. Date of Patent is Oct 5 1938; the pin is c1940's. This locket holds 2 pictures and the top attached piece slides to reveal the pictures. The pin measures 2" x 1-1/2" and is in excellent condition. This is not a lightweight piece, it weighs 1 oz.
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PS887 Price: $64.00
Vintage 1940's Coro Sterling Black Glass Cameo Pin. Adolph Katz Design Patent 1940. The raised Cameo is glass with a matte finish...the background that is black is shiny black glass. The setting is Sterling and marked as such with a scalloped design. The cameo is bezel set. The pin measures 1-7/8" x 1-5/8". Excellent condition.
PS720 Price: $42.00
Coro Bow Pin with Dangle. I believe there is something missing here. Did it have a perfume bottle? That is my guess but I don't know. The item looks new... not worn. Measures 1-3/4" x 1-1/4" across. Excellent condition.
PS648 Price: $12.00
1940's Coro Sterling Flora Spray Pin. 6 colorful stones set in an openbacked setting of sterling with a rosegold colored finish. (Vermeil). Amethyst, Emerald, YellowTopaz, Citrine, Garnet and Sapphire colored stones are the highlight of this pin. There is wear only to the curl on the right top which is unseen when worn - otherwise this is in excellent condition. Measures 3-1/4" x 1-3/4".
PS482 Price: $42.00
Coro goldtone Fur
Clip in excellent condition. Measures 2" x 1-1/2" with three
aqua colored rhinestones and three tiny clear rounds. Here's
a view of the BACK. Excellent condition.
PS216 Price: $28.00
Coro gold-tone base metal brooch. Clear rhinestone accents. Stamens of blue rectangular foil-backed rhinestones are tremblers. Late 1930's to 1940's. This pin is in excellent condition with the exception of one chip in the shiny goldtone paint. You can see it in the detailed picture right under the blue rhinestones in the trembler section. Measures 2-1/2" x 1-1/2". There are similar tremblers seen in Cherri Simonds book, "Collectible Costume Jewelry" with prices in the $300 range!
PS201 Price: $64.00
14KGF COROCRAFT therefore this is an early piece. This is a lovely floral pin measuring 2-1/4" x 1-1/2". Condition is excellent. Nice detail to the pin.
PS174 Price: $24.00
Stamped with the Pegasus and Coro in script therefore this is an early piece. Goldtone pin...stamped? with a layered rose head. Measures 2-1/2" x 1-1/2". Excellent condition.
PS175 Price: $24.00
Stamped silver metal - in like new condition is this 3" sword pin. There is a circle of set in small clear rhinestones surrounding a larger handset rs. Excellent condition. I would think newer than PS112.
PS111 Price: $28.00
Seems to me, Coro put out a nice line of sword pins. This particular vintage sword is brass under a goldwash. The handle has a really nice detail (stamped metal) with tiny little stars in between a raised design.Very good condition showing few signs of wear. Measures 4-1/2" across!!! 1" at it's widest point.
PS112 Price: $28.00
The pearl cluster in this pin is beautiful...as the pearls give off that "REAL" look! Set in a goldtone floral setting, this pin measures 2-1/4" by 1-1/2". Very good condition.
PS100 Price: $22.00
A wonderful example of Coro Sterling Craft of the 1940's. This is a sterling pin covered with a red gold finish and it has a branch with two flowers...one with a clear pronged RS in the center and the other has three marquis shaped emerald colored RS's pronged. From the branch hangs a chain with a heart and in the center of the heart is a handset green emerald round RS. The pin measures 2" across and hangs down 2-3/4". I have shown in the larger picture, the wear this pin is showing. It's basically around the leaves on the branch and after 50 some years in age, wear is to be expected. I'd rate this pin good condition.
PS102 Price: $33.00
Measuring only 1-1/2" tall x 1" wide...this is marked Sterling and Coro....and it's a sweet little Deer Pin! Looks to be vintage 50's. Excellent condition.
PS064 Price: $24.00
Lovely Corocraft Sterling Flower pin...with foiled back red rhinestones and clear rhinestones. I noticed the foiling is showing signs of wear...but it doesn't take away the beauty of the pin. It's noticeable when held up to the light...but anyway...it measures 1-1/2" in diameter. It's such a nice pin...if purchased you might want to consider having a few of the stone replaced. See my links for who can do this!
PS065 Price: $42.00
This bracelet is in excellent condition and shows no wear. There are seven open design leaf shaped links and measures 7-1/2" x 1" with a marked Coro in script fold over clasp.
BS249 Price: $24.00
1960's Coro Shiny Goldtone Leaf Motif Bracelet. This has a safety chain. Measures 7-1/2" x 5/8". The safety chain and foldover clasp are a darker gold. Excellent condition...no wear to the bracelet.
BS215 Price: $15.00
Coro Mustard Seed Screwback Earrings. c 1960s. Lucite dome. Gold tone setting. Excellent condition. Measure 5/8" in diameter. If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed-nothing shall be impossible unto you. Matthew 17.20.The belief held that the mustard seed symbolized faith.
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Coro Ribbon Swirl Clip back earrings. c 1960's. The coloring on these is hard to describe - are they very light gold? Silver? I can't tell! They measure 1" in diameter and are in excellent condition.
ES223 Price: $7.00
Coro Silvertone Screwback/Clipback Leaf Earrings. Textured leaves and shiny vein. These measure 1-1/2" x 5/8". Excellent condition.
ES205 Price: $12.00
Coro Silvertone earrings with a bow type design. Measures 1" in diameter and in excellent condition.
ES137 Price: $10.00
Coro Light Blue Thermoplastic
half circle shaped earrings... silvertone setting. Clipbacks. Excellent
condition. Measure 1".
ES121 Price: $15.00
Still on the card, these are a beautiful deep red faceted plastic dangling from a goldtone setting. Screwbacks. Hang 1-1/2". Excellent condition.
ES054 Price: $12.00
c. 1950's, two pair of Coro earrings.
The larger pair are clipbacks, and measure 1-1/2" x 1". The smaller
pair are screwbacks with a moderne motif of a swirl.
ES040 Price: $10 Each or both for $15