About the Artist:
The Coro costume jewelry company started doing business in 1901, producing jewelry under several brand names, including Corocraft. Some of their more notable products include the Coro Duettes, Coro Tremblers, Coro Door Knockers and Coro Crown Pins. The Coro company went out of business in 1979.
From an estate sale to your home, let this gorgeous 1939 unsigned Coro choker be a favorite standard in your jewelry box! This magnificently designed necklace is adorned with black enamel flowers, lovely translucent green enamel leaves, sparkling clear rhinestones, and a bright and shiny gold-tone finish.
All rhinestones are present, clear, and full of sparkle! The enamel of the lotus is in very good condition with only a few tiny nicks. The gold-tone finish is beautiful with little to no wear, though the top portion of the attached chain is showing some fading of the gold-tone. The chain’s clasp is in perfect working order.
This design is a variation of Design Patent 116,233 issued August 22, 1939 and signed by Adolph Katz. Two of these lotus flower chokers are featured on the Coro Patent website: one in pink enamel and one in yellow.
This is an ideal piece for formal evening wear. And, just recently, a young Goth lady friend of Dogbotz borrowed the choker to wear to an art exhibit, proving that costume jewelry in general and this necklace specifically are still in fashion.
Note: As part of the Spring Awakens Sale, purchase of the Vintage Coro 1939 Lotus Flower Enamel & Rhinestone Necklace comes with a free $50 Dogbotz Boneyard gift certificate, which can be redeemed during a future purchase at our online store. The expiration date of the gift certificate is one year after purchase of this item.