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Welcome to the beauty, history and art that is vintage jewelry. We buy and sell vintage rhinestone, costume, designer, bakelite and antique Georgian & Victorian jewelry, purses and accessories.
To be alerted when NEW ITEMS are added to the site, please e-mail jane@morninggloryantiques.com and we will be glad to add you to the contact list.
All jewelry is in excellent vintage condition unless specified otherwise.  All items are subject to prior sale.
We work constantly to offer extensive jewelry research, pictures and information in our reference, " Jewel Chat " and gallery " Morning Glory Collects ". 
We share our reference material free of charge and work hard to make it accurate, but as with any research, mistakes can be made. We are not responsible for the use you make of the information here or the honest mistakes that may occur from time to time.
We do not offer identification, valuation or appraisal services. 

TO PURCHASE: You are on a reference page of Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry. Most of these items were photographed from private collections, and are for reference only.
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Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry presents
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JEWEL CHAT
Costume Jewelry Magazine

 


JEWELRY ADVERTISING

CORO JEWELRY

Page 1 1940's   Page 2 1950's

 

One of the most exciting reference sources for attributing and dating vintage jewelry is the advertising in magazines from years past. These wonderful old ads illustrate how jewelry was worn, when it was made, and how it coordinated with the styles of the time.

Many of these ads were shared courtesy of Julie Scarlett, who sells vintage ads under the seller name papercharm on ebay.  An added thanks to Pat Seal, who was the source of the dates for many of them.

Click on each picture for a larger view.

 
CORO

   Coro, Cohen & Rosenberger began early in the 1900's in Providence, Rhode Island. As Coro they are familiar to all costume jewelry lovers. CORO made jewelry from about 1920 until the 1970's, and probably did it under more different names than any other maker.  Vendome (1944-1979) , Corocraft (1935-1980), and Duette are just three examples. The Coro mark was on the more modestly priced jewelry. Corocraft, Vendome and Francois were the better and higher priced lines. Adolph Katz was one of the best known of the designers, but there were many others responsible for the wonderful style of Coro jewelry.

   Vendome, best known for glittering glass beads and earrings, also featured other wonderful pieces such as the cabochon and rhinestone. Corocraft was often sterling vermeil, and the pieces that incorporated both rhinestones and enameling are truly spectacular. The "Day and Night" pieces are true works of genius with fascinating mechanisms that allow the pieces to move.

    For more examples of CORO JEWELRY, see MORNING GLORY COLLECTS ~ CORO

 

CORO bracelet
Harper's 1938
Courtesy of Evelyn Yallen

CORO "Toucan"
Description says, "sterling... about $30.00 at your favorite store."
 CORO Toucan (1943) and Willet (1944) clips.
Courtesy of Cathy Gordon

FRANCOIS for CORO
1939

 



   CORO PEGASUS  Sterling 2" brooch with a rose gold vermeil.  Signed "Corocraft Sterling", it was also the logo of Coro Company.

  COROCRAFT "Jelly Bellies"
1943

  FISH jelly belly fish pin with clear rhinestone accents, 1-7/8".   View   #Y24199
OWL face earrings with blue eyes, clear rhinestone accents, probably Coro, 5/8". View #Y27618

    COROCRAFT "Marguerite"
1943

 

 

   CORO eagle brooch.
1943 Vogue

   CORO NORSELAND 4-1/3" sterling eagle brooch circa 1943.  View   View  #C23918

   CORO "Fleur de Lis"
1942

 

 

  COROCRAFT "Devastating Amethyst" 1944

CORO Sterling Craft Retro brooch with green and clear rhinestone spray set in gold tone, circa 1944, 2-1/2". This 1944 magazine ad shows this and other pieces.  View   #C65035

CORO "Sparkling Peonies"
1944

   CORO Duette sterling vermeil "Sparkling Peonies" brooch/clips with blue and clear rhinestones, 1944, patent #1798867, 3".   View   View   #C25084

 

    COROCRAFT sterling vermeil floral bouquet brooch with pink and clear rhinestones, 3".   View  #C21106     COROCRAFT 1944 including the owl and the horse head Duettes     CORO "Thorobreds" Duette, shown in the ad at left..   View   #C19861 CORO "Thorobreds"
Description says, "about $30.00 at your favorite store."

 

 

COROCRAFT "Heavenly Swallows" 1945

  COROCRAFT  "HEAVENLY SWALLOWS"  Duette clips/pin, 2.5" wide and absolutely charming, made in 1944-5.  #C12089  

   CORO "Platina" date unknown, circa 1945

       COROCRAFT "Duettes" 1945

 

 

 COROCRAFT "Regency Star" 1945

COROCRAFT "Chatelaines" 1945

CORO "Lover's Knot"
Harper's Bazaar 1946 
 

CORO
January 1946      

 

 

 CORO fox jelly belly shown in ad at right.
Courtesy of Brenda Nurenberg

    CORO 1945 ad showing "jellly bellies".

   CORO fish jelly belly shown in ad at left.
Courtesy of Brenda Nurenberg

COROCRAFT "Platina" 1946

 

 

COROCRAFT 4-3/4" sterling vermeil arrow brooch shown in ad at right.
Courtesy of Beth Rowlands

COROCRAFT 1946

COROCRAFT  brooch shown in ad at left.
Courtesy of  Linn Alber

 

 

COROCRAFT 1946

 COROCRAFT 1946

COROCRAFT multi-colored sterling vermeil rhinestone brooch, 2-1/4".
Courtesy of Bridget Bond

Coro ad 1946

 

CORO "Tiana" Duel in the Sun
1946
Courtesy of Bobye Syverson
CORO "Bachelor's Carnation"
1946
CORO
"For that priceless look"
1946
COROCRAFT "Columbine" 1946

 


CORO "Ultra Violet"
November 1946
Coro Ultra Violet
courtesy of Carrie Huot
CORO 1947 CORO 1-7/8 inch double pronged clip, lovely hands holding a heart locket.  This is a later version of the pin shown in the ad at left.  View   View     View   #C19104 

 

CORO "Ali Baba"
Brooch and perfume combination
1947
Courtesy of Bobye Syverson
CORO "Carnegie Hall"
1947
Courtesy of Bobye Syverson
   CORO "Flirty Flowerette"
December 1947
Calling All Girls Magazine
CORO "Sparkling Splendor"
November 1947 

 

CORO "Premier"
March 1947
CORO "Diadem Jewels" 1947 CORO "Midnight" 1947 Ad for Coro jewelry  1947
"Radiant Blossoms" chatelaine

 

 

CORO
Vogue 1947

CORO "White Flame"
Harper's Bazaar 1947

CORO 1947
"America's  best dressed women wear Coro jewelry.  Mrs. Walter Thornton chosen for the 3rd time as one of the Ten Best Dressed Women in America." 12" by  83/4" magazine advertisement

CORO
circa mid-1940s
"America's  best dressed women wear Coro jewelry."

 

CORO "Duettes"
Vogue 1947

CORO "Enchantment" 1947

Coro "Golden Laurel" 1947 ad from a movie magazine

 CORO "Golden Laurel" sterling vermeil leaf clip with red and clear rhinestones, 2-3/4" circa 1947.  View   See 1947 Ad  #C24417

 

CORO "Royal Key" 1947

CORO "Royal Key" brooch circa 1947.
Courtesy of Beth Rowlands

CORO "Fragrance" 1947

  CORO "Fragrance" gold tone metal and colored rhinestones 2" basket pin and 1" earrings marked "Pat. Pend.", circa 1947 Designed by Adolph Katz.
Courtesy of Barbara Wood

 

 

  CORO Spring 1948

 CORO enameled and rhinestones horse head fur clip.  View   #C20232 

 CORO "Question Mark"
1947  

 

 

COROCRAFT
November 1948

COROCRAFT 16" necklace with blue and clear rhinestones.
Courtesy of Beth Rowlands

CORO DUETTES ad from 1948 

CORO DUETTE  3" brooch/fur clips and 1" screw back earrings, blue floral petals and green leaves enameled design.   View   View   #C22514

 

 

CORO "Serpentine"
March 1948
CORO "Gay Buckaleer" 
A. Katz patent #152,800  1948
courtesy Carrie Huot
CORO "Sweet Talk"
1948
 

 

CORO "Caged Jewels" 1948 CORO "Wrist Charmers" 1949 CORO "Sea Imps"
1949
 
CORO "Sea Imps" jelly belly fish 2" brooch. This one has an earlier patent date.
Courtesy of Beth Rowlands

 

CORO "Fluted Fantasy" 1949

CORO "Cotillion"
October 1949 

CORO "Jewels of the French Court"
1949

CORO "Versailles"
November 1949

 

Coro ad for Glamorettes  1949 Coro ad in a 1949 magazine
"Richly realistic, pin $3.00, earrings $4.00"
Coro ad in a 1949 magazine
In 1949, the Camellia Duette sold for $12.00,
and the earrings for $6.00.
 CORO "Camellia Duette"
Courtesy of Beth Rowlands

 

  CORO JEWELRY

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Note: These items were photographed from private collections, and are for reference only.
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PLEASE NOTE: Regretfully, it is no longer possible to respond to individual questions regarding jewelry history, identification or value, or to offer written or verbal appraisals or opinions. The demand for this kind of information is absolutely too overwhelming for one dealer to fill. 
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