A pretty mid century necklace in pink moon glow thermoset by Coro
CONDITION: good vintage condition with expected wear. All components original and intact.
SIZE: 16 ins (40 cm)
APPROXIMATE DATE: mid century
MATERIALS: metal, Lucite
Here is a fine Coro necklace. The necklace has an extender chain and the bracelet closes with a snap fastener which is signed “Coro” in script.
The necklace is made in heavy gold plated metal set with oval shaped coral pink cabochons in opaque pink moon glow Lucite. The pieces of Lucite are placed between gold tone metal mounts in the form of ribbon bows. The necklace is made from a series of articulated links.
Thermoset Lucite jewelry was manufactured predominantly in the 1950s-1960s by many costume jewelry companies. It was ideal for jewelry because the Lucite (a heavier plastic) could be moulded into many creative shapes and designs. It was a technique widely used by Coro, as well as other major jewellery designers. Lucite can be opaque or translucent.
Moon glow is a form of Lucite that first gained popularity in the 1940s and 50s. Moon glow gets its name due to its moon-like shine and shimmer when light hits its surface. It has a moonstone, almost cats' eye look as though it has its own inner light.
Possibly the most popular jewellery brand of the 1950s – 1960s, Coro jewelry was founded in New York by Emanuel Cohn and Carl Rosenberger in 1901/1902. The corporate name “Coro” was adopted in 1943. Coro Jewelry is most noted for its collection from the 1930s to the 1950s featuring brooches, double-clip brooches, necklaces and bracelets. Its great success was due to the quality of their designs, the affordability of the pieces and the appeal to a wide range of consumers. Many of the designs use heavy gold plated metal with a textured Florentine finish.
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Coro pink thermoset Lucite moon glow necklace mid century