Faith - Vintage Sterling Silver Signed 'Coro' Stylized Cross Engraved Bangle Bracelet (VB082)

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Faith - Vintage Sterling Silver Signed 'Coro' Stylized Cross Engraved Bangle Bracelet. This lovely bracelet is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked STERLING, and a makers mark CORO.  Featuring exquisite engravings, vintage stylings, signature, and quality craftsmanship. This pretty bangle is made in a circular shape without a clasp, therefore the bangle can slip on and off simply. The outside of the bangle is engraved beautifully with a stylized cross pattern. The inside of the bangle is smooth and polished. The bangle has been sized at one point, however the joint is securely soldered. This vintage bangle is very versatile, and can be worn with everything and anything!

History: Coro jewelry, Cohn & Rosenberger, was founded in New York by Emanuel Cohn and Carl Rosenberger in 1901/1902 and incorporated in 1913. A factory was established in Providence, Rhode Island in 1911. With offices or plants in New York and Providence, at times they had a presence in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Toronto, England and Mexico as well. Great Britain mechanical patents have been found in the name of Corocraft from 1961 until 1969, which documents actual production in England (courtesy Mary Walden-Till).

Cohn died in 1910, but the name remained Cohn & Rosenberger. The corporate name “Coro” was adopted in 1943. Rosenberger died in 1957, and his son Gerald, who succeeded him, died in 1967.

In 1969, the family sold 51 percent of the Coro stock to Richton, Intl. Corp., who bought the remaining stock in 1970. Richton also owned the Oscar de la Renta brand. By 1979 all the Coro companies, except the Canadian company, were bankrupt. It was sold to a South American company in 1992 and also went bankrupt.

Gene Verri, who died in 2012, was the head designer and personally responsible for many, many of Coro’s famous designs. Adolph Katz signed many of the patents only as a representative of the company, but he was not the designer of those pieces. Information confirmed by Ron Verri, Gene’s son, in September, 2005.

The story of silver mining began about 5,000 years ago. Silver was first mined around 3,000 BCE in Anatolia, now located in modern-day Turkey. The precious metal helped early civilizations in the Near East, Ancient Greece to flourish.

The term "sterling silver" probably originated in eastern Germany when five towns formed the Hanseatic League in the 1100s. These town minted their own coins of 92.5 percent silver. When Britain sold cattle and grain to the League, they were paid in "Easterling coins".


Measurements: Will fit a 6 - 7" wrist     Width 5.00 mm 

Weight: 6.00 grams 

Condition: Very good     Note: Has been sized in the past. 

Origin: Mexico 

Date: Circa 1960

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