How sweet they are! This 1940s pair of Jelly Belly Squirrel brooches were designed by Gene Verrecchio for Coro. They are pink enamel over a rhodium-plated metal base. The male wears a black top hat with a flash of rhinestones just below the blue jelly belly. He is carrying in his paw what looks to be a rolled certificate. Could they be married? I understand that during the 40s-50s certain style jewelry was given at such events as engagements, marriages and anniversaries, particularly fob watch brooches. Color designated the event month. The blue belly I believe is Moonstone and represents the month of June. Is that not the most popular of all months for brides and grooms? The female wears a red hat with yellow flower and carries a bouquet. Around her neck is a band of rhinestones. Each squirrel measures 1 ¾ inches tall and is signed Coro on the back. There is minor enamel loss on the female tail and leg; also at her top left shoulder there is a sliver chip in the stone beneath the prong that anchors the stone in place but the stone is secure and does not move. Aside from this the couple, remains a happy pair and are in wearable condition. Sales tax for all states that require it must be added and is calculated on purchase price including shipping and handling.
Jelly Belly Squirrel Couple Scatter Pins by Coro