Exquisite & adorable Vintage 1970’s Craft (Gem-Craft) *signed* black enamel and Diamanté Swarovski clear crystal tortoise brooch in gold-tone metal with Diamanté Swarovski emerald green crystal eyes.
Coro company (also known as Gem-CRAFT) started in 1901 in New York and became one of the most successful costume jewelry makers of the twentieth century. They also used many other names including Corocraft, CRAFT, Vendome and Jewelcraft. Up to 1955 they patented their designs, after they copyrighted them and some of their jewelry was signed and some not. There were factories in the US and also Sussex, UK. Vintage pieces like this from Craft are rare and exquisite.
This piece is extremely rare, in excellent condition, signed CRAFT and measures 1″L x 1.75″W