Vintage Coro Necklace & Earrings Suite
Geometric in design, this set adds that WoW factor to any ensemble! A 1950's design with a back draped hooked clasp make for a very Classic Hollywood Siren of the Screen look. In very good condition with only some discoloration and and gold tone loss on the inside of the back hook (please view photos). There are NO breaks, cracks or missing links to the necklace or earrings. The outer petals have a embossed line design with the inner petals smooth. Adjustable neck size and can even be worn backwards for a smooth heart shaped look. Looks fantastic stacked or as a stand alone piece. The clip on earrings are in great working order with only wear to the inside of clip back. A perfect gift for that special someone who loves vintage jewelry! Please read below specifics for a Coro bio.
* Gold Tone (NOT solid gold)
* Manufacture - Coro
* Necklace Length 14" to 16 1/2" (The EXACT Center is 16 1/2" inches)
* Earring Length is 1-1/4" inches in total length x 7/16" inches wide
* 40.31 grams total
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Coro jewelry, Cohn & Rosenberger, was founded in New York by Emanuel Cohn and Carl Rosenberger in 1901/1902 and incorporated in 1913. A factory was established in Providence, Rhode Island in 1911. With offices or plants in New York and Providence, at times they had a presence in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Toronto, England and Mexico as well.
Chon & Rosenberger were not jewelry designers and sought out some of the best designers of the time.
Selecting designs for Coro was one thing, selling them was another. An able sales director, Royal Marcher, saw to the distribution of Coro mark jewelry. He did it so well that in 1929, Cohn & Rosenberger felt confident to invest in a brand-new factory. They selected Providence, Rhode Island, which since the 18th century had held prominence as one of the main hubs for jewelry manufacturing in the United States.
The new Coro factory was the largest and most state-of-the-art costume jewelry manufacturing plant in the world. At the height of its operation, more than 3,500 employees produced Coro jewelry there.
In 1929, the infamous New York stock market crash reduced many companies to ashes. Not Coro. Boldly, Cohn & Rosenberger instead issued a public stock offering. They repeated it with another public stock offering in 1945, an end-of-war year. Both moves would have appeared to go against anyone's better judgment but these actions resulted in Coro staying in business, even expanding, whereas many other companies did not.
Coro branched out as well. Corocraft was one branch opened in England in 1933. In spite of war and hardships, the success of Coro marched on. By 1952, Coro maintained showrooms in all the top U.S. and Canadian cities. The heyday for Coro production lasted through the mid-1950s.
Cohn died in 1910, but the name remained Cohn & Rosenberger. The corporate name “Coro” was adopted in 1943. Rosenberger died in 1957, and his son Gerald, who succeeded him, died in 1967.
In 1969, the family sold 51 percent of the Coro stock to Richton, Intl. Corp., who bought the remaining stock in 1970. Richton also owned the Oscar de la Renta brand. By 1979 all the Coro companies, except the Canadian company, were bankrupt.