This delectable confection by Coro is one of the sweetest, most ultra-feminine jewels I've seen! Layers of gold-toned filigree are studded with faux pearls and diamonds, then crowned with a dome of shimmering white guilloche enamel that's centered with a hand-painted rose.
Romance in jewelry was the theme in the 1940s, when lovers were separated by World War II and then brought blissfully back together again. Hearts and flowers were everywhere. Few of the pieces were as pretty and well-made as Coro's, though. Now that guilloche work is no longer done, the engraving machines not even made for decades, these jewels are likely to rise steadily in value. At the moment, however, enough of them are still are on the market that they're bargains.
This one is unusual for its great dimensionality and lovely condition. The gold metal is still bright, showing wear only on the reverse, and the stones appear to be original (a few rhinestones dimmed with time, which proves their age, although you could easily replace them if you like). Size is approximately 1 1/4 inches round. The Coro signature is in script at an angle, right for the period.
If you're a very girly gal, you'll enjoy styling this versatile jewel in lots of ways. Slip a ribbon or fine chain behind the fastening mechanism or through holes in the filigree and it's ready to double as a pendant -- or pin it to a ribbon for a choker necklace or headband -- or use it to turn a scarf into a sash -- or try it on a fabric bag. The creative possibilities are just about endless.
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