This sweet brooch is signed "Coro". It is a 'stickpin' brooch showing a number of stickpins with different motifs. The pins are not removable. They are designed to be sticking into a pin cushion of sorts enhanced by a ribbon with a pink RS. The pins feature an enameled rose with pink RS, a mother-of-pearl heart, a cameo, a blue cabochon, a red bud flower and a rhinestone flower cluster.
Size: 2 1/2" long x 1 3/4" wide; Condition: Very Good; Circa: 1960s
The name Coro is actually a combination of the last names of the two founders, Cohn and Rosenberger. Founded in the 1900s, the Coro jewelry company became a powerhouse in reasonably priced costume jewelry and brought colored stones and glitter to middle-class women all over America. Produced in their factory in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1946 Coro employed 2100 people with gross sales of $16M! Even though the Coro brand changed hands in the 1970s and stopped in the 1990s, it's impact changed the landscape of American costume jewelry. Coro had several lines including Coro, CoroCraft and Vendome..
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