Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry
at the

and on the internet since 1996
12815 Central NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87123  USA
Jane Haley Clarke, owner
Copyright 1994-2018 All rights Reserv


Welcome to the beauty, history and art that is vintage jewelry. We buy and sell vintage rhinestone, costume, designer, bakelite, and antique Georgian & Victorian jewelry, sterling, and accessories.
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All jewelry is in excellent vintage condition unless specified otherwise.  All items are subject to prior sale.
We work constantly to offer extensive jewelry research, pictures and information on our reference site " Jewel Chat " and gallery " Morning Glory Collects ". 
We share our reference material free of charge and work hard to make it accurate, but as with any research, mistakes can be made. We are not responsible for the use you make of the information here or the honest mistakes that may occur from time to time.
We do not offer identification, valuation or appraisal services. 

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Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry presents

Costume Jewelry Magazine




Page 1 1940's   Page 2 1950's


One of the most exciting reference sources for attributing and dating vintage jewelry is the advertising in magazines from years past. These wonderful old ads illustrate how jewelry was worn, when it was made, and how it coordinated with the styles of the time.

Many of these ads were shared courtesy of Julie Scarlett, who sells vintage ads under the seller name papercharm on ebay.  An added thanks to Pat Seal, who was the source of the dates for many of them.

Click on each picture for a larger view.


   Coro, Cohen & Rosenberger began early in the 1900's in Providence, Rhode Island. As Coro they are familiar to all costume jewelry lovers. CORO made jewelry from about 1920 until the 1970's, and probably did it under more different names than any other maker.  Vendome (1944-1979) , Corocraft (1935-1980), and Duette are just three examples. The Coro mark was on the more modestly priced jewelry. Corocraft, Vendome and Francois were the better and higher priced lines. Adolph Katz was one of the best known of the designers, but there were many others responsible for the wonderful style of Coro jewelry.

   Vendome, best known for glittering glass beads and earrings, also featured other wonderful pieces such as the cabochon and rhinestone. Corocraft was often sterling vermeil, and the pieces that incorporated both rhinestones and enameling are truly spectacular. The "Day and Night" pieces are true works of genius with fascinating mechanisms that allow the pieces to move.

    For more examples of CORO JEWELRY, see MORNING GLORY COLLECTS ~ CORO


CORO bracelet
Harper's 1938
Courtesy of Evelyn Yallen

CORO "Toucan"
Description says, "sterling... about $30.00 at your favorite store."
 CORO Toucan (1943) and Willet (1944) clips.
Courtesy of Cathy Gordon



   CORO PEGASUS  Sterling 2" brooch with a rose gold vermeil.  Signed "Corocraft Sterling", it was also the logo of Coro Company.

  COROCRAFT "Jelly Bellies"

  FISH jelly belly fish pin with clear rhinestone accents, 1-7/8".   View   #Y24199
OWL face earrings with blue eyes, clear rhinestone accents, probably Coro, 5/8". View #Y27618

    COROCRAFT "Marguerite"



   CORO eagle brooch.
1943 Vogue

   CORO NORSELAND 4-1/3" sterling eagle brooch circa 1943.  View   View  #C23918

   CORO "Fleur de Lis"



  COROCRAFT "Devastating Amethyst" 1944

CORO Sterling Craft Retro brooch with green and clear rhinestone spray set in gold tone, circa 1944, 2-1/2". This 1944 magazine ad shows this and other pieces.  View   #C65035

CORO "Sparkling Peonies"

   CORO Duette sterling vermeil "Sparkling Peonies" brooch/clips with blue and clear rhinestones, 1944, patent #1798867, 3".   View   View   #C25084


    COROCRAFT sterling vermeil floral bouquet brooch with pink and clear rhinestones, 3".   View  #C21106     COROCRAFT 1944 including the owl and the horse head Duettes     CORO "Thorobreds" Duette, shown in the ad at left..   View   #C19861 CORO "Thorobreds"
Description says, "about $30.00 at your favorite store."



COROCRAFT "Heavenly Swallows" 1945

  COROCRAFT  "HEAVENLY SWALLOWS"  Duette clips/pin, 2.5" wide and absolutely charming, made in 1944-5.  #C12089  

   CORO "Platina" date unknown, circa 1945

       COROCRAFT "Duettes" 1945



 COROCRAFT "Regency Star" 1945

COROCRAFT "Chatelaines" 1945

CORO "Lover's Knot"
Harper's Bazaar 1946 

January 1946      



 CORO fox jelly belly shown in ad at right.
Courtesy of Brenda Nurenberg

    CORO 1945 ad showing "jellly bellies".

   CORO fish jelly belly shown in ad at left.
Courtesy of Brenda Nurenberg

COROCRAFT "Platina" 1946



COROCRAFT 4-3/4" sterling vermeil arrow brooch shown in ad at right.
Courtesy of Beth Rowlands


COROCRAFT  brooch shown in ad at left.
Courtesy of  Linn Alber





COROCRAFT multi-colored sterling vermeil rhinestone brooch, 2-1/4".
Courtesy of Bridget Bond

Coro ad 1946


CORO "Tiana" Duel in the Sun
Courtesy of Bobye Syverson
CORO "Bachelor's Carnation"
"For that priceless look"
COROCRAFT "Columbine" 1946


CORO "Ultra Violet"
November 1946
Coro Ultra Violet
courtesy of Carrie Huot
CORO 1947 CORO 1-7/8 inch double pronged clip, lovely hands holding a heart locket.  This is a later version of the pin shown in the ad at left.  View   View     View   #C19104 


CORO "Ali Baba"
Brooch and perfume combination
Courtesy of Bobye Syverson
CORO "Carnegie Hall"
Courtesy of Bobye Syverson
   CORO "Flirty Flowerette"
December 1947
Calling All Girls Magazine
CORO "Sparkling Splendor"
November 1947 


CORO "Premier"
March 1947
CORO "Diadem Jewels" 1947 CORO "Midnight" 1947 Ad for Coro jewelry  1947
"Radiant Blossoms" chatelaine



Vogue 1947

CORO "White Flame"
Harper's Bazaar 1947

CORO 1947
"America's  best dressed women wear Coro jewelry.  Mrs. Walter Thornton chosen for the 3rd time as one of the Ten Best Dressed Women in America." 12" by  83/4" magazine advertisement

circa mid-1940s
"America's  best dressed women wear Coro jewelry."


CORO "Duettes"
Vogue 1947

CORO "Enchantment" 1947

Coro "Golden Laurel" 1947 ad from a movie magazine

 CORO "Golden Laurel" sterling vermeil leaf clip with red and clear rhinestones, 2-3/4" circa 1947.  View   See 1947 Ad  #C24417


CORO "Royal Key" 1947

CORO "Royal Key" brooch circa 1947.
Courtesy of Beth Rowlands

CORO "Fragrance" 1947

  CORO "Fragrance" gold tone metal and colored rhinestones 2" basket pin and 1" earrings marked "Pat. Pend.", circa 1947 Designed by Adolph Katz.
Courtesy of Barbara Wood



  CORO Spring 1948

 CORO enameled and rhinestones horse head fur clip.  View   #C20232 

 CORO "Question Mark"



November 1948

COROCRAFT 16" necklace with blue and clear rhinestones.
Courtesy of Beth Rowlands

CORO DUETTES ad from 1948 

CORO DUETTE  3" brooch/fur clips and 1" screw back earrings, blue floral petals and green leaves enameled design.   View   View   #C22514



CORO "Serpentine"
March 1948
CORO "Gay Buckaleer" 
A. Katz patent #152,800  1948
courtesy Carrie Huot
CORO "Sweet Talk"


CORO "Caged Jewels" 1948 CORO "Wrist Charmers" 1949 CORO "Sea Imps"
CORO "Sea Imps" jelly belly fish 2" brooch. This one has an earlier patent date.
Courtesy of Beth Rowlands


CORO "Fluted Fantasy" 1949

CORO "Cotillion"
October 1949 

CORO "Jewels of the French Court"

CORO "Versailles"
November 1949


Coro ad for Glamorettes  1949 Coro ad in a 1949 magazine
"Richly realistic, pin $3.00, earrings $4.00"
Coro ad in a 1949 magazine
In 1949, the Camellia Duette sold for $12.00,
and the earrings for $6.00.
 CORO "Camellia Duette"
Courtesy of Beth Rowlands



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Note: These items were photographed from private collections, and are for reference only.
Jewelry that is available for sale can be accessed at the links below.




 Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry                 

TO PURCHASE: You are on a reference page of Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry. These items were photographed from private collections, and are for reference only.
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PLEASE NOTE: Regretfully, it is no longer possible to respond to individual questions regarding jewelry history, identification or value, or to offer written or verbal appraisals or opinions. The demand for this kind of information is absolutely too overwhelming for one dealer to fill. 
I love jewelry, but appraising and selling are two entirely different businesses, and I choose selling and research as my business.

Instead, articles are added on a regular basis to JEWEL CHAT on line Magazine, a wonderful reference for  information on many makers and styles of vintage jewelry. 
For information on valuing your jewelry, click HERE.