Just the mention of Coro is music to a collector's ears. Coro was begun in 1901 by Emanuel Cohn and Carl Rosenberger who opened a small accessories store on Broadway in New York City. Not until 1943, did the company name Coro, a contraction of the first two letters of each partner's last name, change to Coro, Inc.
A leading designer in costume jewelry, Coro set the trends that many other high-end jewellers copied throughout the 40's and 50's. This piece is a great embodiment of this: a smooth, shiny cabochon made of lucite to imitate the rare, natural phenomenon of the Lindy Star Sapphire - a star that appears in gemstones that looks like fine streaks of white paint, makes this piece accesible to the masses. It has intricate golden leaves that wraps around the cabochon to represent the floral, bohemian feel of the era, and three rhinestones for accents.
Purchased from another collector, condition is used with signs of wear. It has the trademark CORO in cursive engraved on the backs of the screws.
Whole earrings measures to a length of 1"
Cabochon measures at 1.5 cm W x 1 cm L
Gold tone on metal
Three Rhinestone accents