How to wear vintage chic jewelry (part VII)

I came across this very educational clipping of the 1940s or 1950s. Under the slogan ”Lets pin Coro down”, Coro gave multiple options to pin a brooch. Coro (Cohen & Rosenberger) was one of the largest American manufacturers of Costume Jewelry. The started in 1901 in Rhode Island and by 1946 they employed 8000 workers, they closed their doors in the 1990s. They became famous for their ”Duette” clips or double clips and one of their taglines was: ”America’s best dressed women wear Coro jewelry”. Look at the bottom of the clipping and see the brooch and compare it with my Belgium brooch. Now you know where to pin this Belgium beauty in 18K gold, diamonds and platinum. A Thank you for this inspirational clipping goes out to Viola from


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About Lara

I grew up as the daughter of an antique dealer of Dutch jewelry and silver. From the age of 18 I went to auctions for my mom, as she did not had the time to go there herself. In those days there was no such thing as online auctions. In my mid-twenties I thought for a brief moment of taking over the business of my mother, but I had other plans. Chateau I wanted to live and work abroad and own a chateau. Only after finding my husband I did so and for 10 years long I changed an 18th century old and torn down Burgundy castle into a holiday rental business. Back to my roots In 2009 I started dealing in French antique jewelry at my chateau and I went back to school to learn more about precious stones. I followed the online courses at GIA (Gemmological Institute of America) and I took all the lab classes in London and in Carlsbad, California. I worked for a short period for a jewelry retailer in the Caribbean, but I had no feeling with the brand new products that I sold. Even brands as De Beers Forever Mark and Harts on Fire could not exhilarated me. Maybe this is because I saw so many beautiful pieces in France, or maybe because I just love old stones in all senses of the word. That soft patina that comes with the years and is undeniable beautiful to my eyes. As the French locals called me La Chatelaine, which I’m still today, I thought it is an appropriate name for my web boutique. La chatelaine means Lady of the Manor or Key holder. Enjoy! Lara Lunow GIA GG