Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry
Coro, Inc. is the largest costume jewelry company. It was founded by Cohn and Rosenberger early in 1919, producing reasonably-priced jewelry. Their pieces range from average to high quality. Many Coro pieces are avidly collected, including their duettes, sterling pieces, and many intricate older pieces (especially those marked Corocraft (some with a winged horse logo) and Coro Silver Made in Mexico). William Spratling, Hector Aguilar and other silversmiths of Taxco, Mexico, made many piece for Coro's line of Mexican silver (and gold-plated silver) in the 1940's.
Coro lines include Ajusta, Alice-in-Wonderland, Almanac of Life, Americana, Ancestral, Andre Hair fashions, Andree, "The Angel of Love," Aristocrat, "As You Like It," Atomic, The Avenue, Black Beauty, Blithe Blossom, Blue Danube, Calypso, Carraca, Cellini, Charmers, Chatter Pins, Cherubin, Churchill Downs, Cleopatra, Clip-Ease, Cloudrift, Cocktail Set, Collegiate, Color a la Carte, Colorama, Constellation, Contessa, Coquette, Coro, Corocraft, Coro Duettes, Coro-clad, Coro-klad, Coro Creations by Francois, Coro Elegante, Coro Magic, Coro Originals, Coro Radiance, Coro Supreme, Coro-Teens, "for that priceless look," Corochrome, Corolite, Corotots, Sterling-Craft, Corograms, Corolite, Coro Fashion Watches, Court Jester, Crowning Glory, Czarina, Daily Double, Day and Night, Debutante, Duette, Ear Charmers, Electra Trisemble, Elegante, Elite, Empress Eugenie, Fashion Flair, "Fashion Square," Fashionata, Fire Bird, Fluid Look, Flutterbys, Francois, Jewels by Francois, Futura, Futurama, Galaxy, Giftpak, Glamor, Glamorcraft, Glitter Bobs, Golden Rod, Grandeur, Grotto Blue, Harlequin, Hi-Jinks, Imperial Bouquet, Jewelcraft, Jewelfully Yours, Jingle Jangle, Jingle Rings, Lorelei, Lovable, Love Locket, Lucky Buck, Lustralite, Magic Eye, Magic-Clip, Magiclip, Mah-Jongg, Maharani, Mamie, Mantelet, "A Masterpiece of Fashion Jewelry," Memories of Life, Meringue, Metalite, Millionears, Moonbeam, Moonrays, Music Box, Namely Yours, Night Owls, Our Little darling, Paddock, (Pegasus mark), Pinafore, Andree Ruppet, Queen Bees, "Quik-Trik," Quinette, "Quivering Camellias," Rambling Roses, Rapture, Raven, Regalia, Romantic, Round the Clock, Scintilla, Smart Set, Soda Set, Softouch, Southern Belle, Splendor, Sterlingcraft, Streamline, Styled to Beautify, Sublime, Sun-Kissed, Sunbeam, Tassle Talk, Teen-O-Grams, Temple Bels, Tempt Me, Thorobreds, Tickled Pink, Travelogue, Trio Tricks, Triquette, Tweedbeads, Twin Tones, and Valiant, Vanity Fair, Vendome, Wafer, Wood Nymph, "Worn the Most from Coast to Coast," 47 West.
A Sampling of Coro jewelry:
Coro Bird Duette
These bird dragonfly duettes are decorated with intricate enamel work and clear rhinestones. The two birds can be separated and worn as two fur clips or hooked onto their duette base and worn as a single pin.
Coro Bird Pin
This Coro bird pin has lovely enamel work and clear rhinestones.
Coro Donkey Cart Pin
This older Coro figural pin has clear rhinestones on the cart and sombrero, and delicate enamel work throughout.
This beautiful dragonfly vermeil (gold-plated silver) brooch above has false pearls making up its body.
Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry
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