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Posted 3 years ago

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FineLines
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Since I am not a Coro collector my expertise is nil. I could use some help from those of you who know about this brand. Included here are 4 photos I took of what seems to me to illustrate inferior quality on the pin. It was among items owned by 1 person and not found by me elsewhere.
While photographing the pin, I noted some rough spots next to one of the smaller blue stone settings along the swirls and again on the upper swirl. The Coro logo also looks rather poorly done - almost like the metal punch didn't quite do its job. Is this unusual?

Your comments would be most helpful. I was going to put the pin up for resale but I question the quality.

Thank you for your helpful responses. I'm an eager pupil. DD@Phila

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  1. vintagemad vintagemad, 3 years ago
    Coro produced so many pieces and at times not well. I run into many rough and not well made items. The 30's-50's were the best years for Coro, thats just my opinion. The company stopped producing jewelry in 79 (I think) and the few years prior quality was not great. I think your piece is likely early 70's. And I think its a pretty piece with nice colored stones. I like Coro because you can wear them without worry. If you loose a stone you can glue it back with crazy glue.
    And if you loose the whole piece you can easily find another.
    I don't know what venue you use for selling, but I would include it with a few more pieces & sell them as a "Lot".
    I would not worry about it being a fake, but not a high end piece.
    Hope this helps.
  2. FineLines FineLines, 3 years ago
    Morning, vintagemad. Knew I could count on your expertise!
    Yes, the pin is pretty and I agree the design looks late 60s-70ish. The blue is very pretty and quite sparkly. I used it for one of the pop bead pix and it looked great against gray.

    Good idea about the 'lot'. Other than the rough spots, it looks unscathed by the years in a box.

    DD@Phila
  3. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 3 years ago
    Actually, there are quite a few books on costume jewellery, and I personally think some of them are wonderful. I used to sell antique guides and I learned a lot also ! I think a lot of pieces especially with this type of rhinestone in it are inferior, I used to keep a lot of pieces in my parts box in case I had to repair a piece.
  4. FineLines FineLines, 3 years ago
    Greetings PDAM: Agree. Especially b/c the AB stones are very sparkly. DD
  5. SpunkysMom SpunkysMom, 3 years ago
    I agree with Vintagemad. I've come across quite a few & most are not high quality. I am however, very fond of the Coro Sterling bracelet & necklace I posted some time ago & wear them often

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