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Coro Sterling Retro Flowers With Bow Brooch

NWS 14-1165

~ During World War II, costume jewelers were forced to use sterling silver for their jewelry, as all other metals had been restricted for use in the war effort. That's why this lovely brooch is vermeil and it makes it very easy to ascribe a date to its creation. Also, the bow was a signature design element of what we now call "Retro" jewelry, so popular in the 1940's.

~ This brooch has 2 narrow, golden stems that bear huge crystal flower heads. Also, there are tiny faceted, clear rhinestones - one on each flower head - sparkling dew on a sunny morning - so delightful.

~ Each large flower head is a faceted oval crystal, measuring 5/8" high and 3/8" wide - those are big stones!

~ Each of these stones has been prong-set into open-backed settings, and each has foil that is in perfect condition; the brilliance of these stones is simply dazzling! There are 10 large, faceted ovals and 10 accompanying tiny chatons that are bezel set into the goldtone metal

~ The condition of this brooch amazes me! Someone must have tucked it away and never worn it, because the vermeil is in almost mint condition. I see no signs of wear to the plating whatsoever, and that is unusual.

~ The brooch measures 3.5" high and 2.75" wide

~ Marked "Coro", in the original script signature, and also "STERLING"

c. 1940's, all stones are original, in near mint condition.

Price = $245.00

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