The history of costume jewelry is an illustrious one.
Most seasoned #vintagelovers credit Coco Chanel with popularizing costume jewelry, as she introduced faux jewels to wear with each of her collections.
Since Easter is coming up, I have been thinking of seasonal jewelry.I try to buy jewelry that is versatile and can be worn for other occasions as well, as it seems silly to spend a lot of money on something that can only be worn once a year.So many of these pieces can be worn all spring and summer long.Vintage costume jewelry is perhaps the easiest way to wear vintage for any modern woman of any background, style or size.You can be a top-level executive CEO and wear a pair of Trifari vintage earrings with your power suit.
Or, you could be an underground DJ spinning in Tokyo with a piece of Monet from the ’70s hanging like a Flava Flav chain from your neck.The “friction” ear clip and the “barrel clutch” for pierced ears were invented by Monet.But most importantly, Monet can be thanked for making “tailored jewelry” trendy in the 1970s.Coro marked jewelry with the designer’s name only in rare instances.Look for other vintage jewelry by designers Francois, Gene Verecchio, Oscar Placco, Robert Geissman and Mass Raimond.“Coro” was born in 1943 and originates from combining the first two letters of their last names. Coro’s collections were designed by a collection of designers who were often unknown names in a competitive industry.