Posted 9 months ago
I love Cadoro Jewelry... They are a bit pricy, but I have a couple of the brooches.
Steven Stuart Brody initially studied business administration at Wharton School, Pennsylvania, then attended the Curtis Institute of Music. After a stint as an actor in radio soap operas, he went to Paris, where he met Daniel Stoenescu son of the Romanian artist Eusta?iu Stoenescu, and nephew of Princess Ghika, who proposed they go into jewelry design together.
Cadoro, which was launched on Fifth Avenue, became known for inventive jewelry which used chenille and plastics alongside more traditional crystals, brushed gold, and enamel for designs which were bought by the likes of the Duchess of Windsor and Barbra Streisand.
In 1970 Brody and Stoenescu were two of a group of costume jewelry designers awarded special Coty Awards. Examples of Cadoro jewelry are held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. Brody became president of the company in 1960, and when he retired in 1987, the company also closed down.