Collector ears always pick up when the name "Coro" is uttered because the line of high-end designer costume jewels they manufactured since the 1920's is still highly sought after even today. Coro set the bar in accesible luxury by creating truly beautiful pieces without digging a hole in the consumer's pocket, something that was vital to bring the economy back up after a devastating world war.
These aurora borealis crystal earrings in a clustered, diamond design is a great representation of Coro's ingenuity in design. Using the AB crystal, the stones emit different rainbow-like effects when under different types of light - more of a rose gold, pinkish hue when under direct light, and a bluish, purplish tone when under diffused lighting. I tried to capture this irridescent beauty in the photos, but to get the real magical effect of AB crystals, one truly has to move with the piece and see it transform and change with the environment.
Nowadays, almost anything that was created with an irridescent material is described as aurora borealis crystal, including clear glass acrylic. To really experience the luminous effect of the true original stone, one has to go back to the 1950s, where the stones used were Austrian or Swarovski, high quality and a one of a kind lustre that does not fade with time.
Purchased from an estate sale, condition is worn. But the wear is not visible except for the backing of the earrings, where some slight tarnishing is present. Please refer to photos.