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    Posted 1 month ago

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    VENDOME BLUE RIVOLI BROOCH - Measures 2" round

    because of the signature on the back I think this brooch dates pre-1955. However as cited below, This process was perfected by 1955.

    In 1944, the company “Coro” for the first time used the brand “VENDOME ” on some of its decorations. And almost ten years later, in 1953 appeared a full line of “VENDOME ” as a subsidiary of “Coro” instead of “Corocraft.” However, in 1957 Richton International Corporation bought the company “Coro”, and “VENDOME ”. The traditional motifs and designs of the 1960s jewelry – floral and geometric. When Helen Marion became the chief designer of “VENDOME ”, the company released innovative jewelry designs. Among them it is worth noting ethnic decorations and a series of artful collages (brooches). Since 1970 the company has significantly reduced its trade. Regardless of the style and design, decoration of ‘VENDOME ” are in great demand among collect (

    In the early to mid 1950s, the Swarovski Company began experimenting with rhinestone coatings to produce a lustrous aurora borealis coating on crystals to make them more radiant and full of color. The process was meant to simulate the effect of the Northern Lights – the celestial Aurora Borealis. This process was perfected by 1955 by Swarovski. The well known rhinestone maker worked closely with Christian Dior in the design of jewelry with these stones, The first jewelry designs made from the stones with this shimmery coating was only available to the very wealthy. However, the process was soon licensed for use by other manufacturers such as Corocraft, who used it in their Vendome line, and soon started to become more affordable. Year later, when plastic beads with this finish became all the rage, the jewelry became cheaper and able to be purchased by the general public at reasonable prices. (

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 month ago
      Beautiful colors on this one Lori!!
    2. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 1 month ago
      Wonderful information Lori!
      Thank you for taking the time to help novices understand the importance of AB coating!
      Vendome is magnificent jewelry, these pieces are to be treasured!
      Too much AB can cause a piece to look overdone, not in this case!
      The blue rivoli’s are beautiful! Also the backs of most Vendome piece are as beautiful as the front. Quality!
    3. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 1 month ago
      Thank you for the comments and the love.
    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 1 month ago
      Have you considered the fact it might well be a newer work with an older pin on it? It isn't uncommon to deplete supplies rather than buying new.
    5. Daisy1000 Daisy1000, 28 days ago
      Sherman has a somewhat similar rivoli brooch (set).

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