Frog brooch, 1970s. Gold tone, green cabochons, rhinestones. Cadoro vintage jewellery
Cadoro vintage jewellery
The history of Manhattan-based Cadoro Jewels Corp. began in 1954 founded by two friends Steven Brody and Daniel Stoenescu. The creative duo of designers handcrafted limited edition costume jewelry, sold in Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Their motto was “Famous Jewellery to the Rich and Famous!”. Among their customers were the Duchess of Windsor and Barbra Streisand.
Traditionally, the company’s craftsmen used metal alloys of gold and silver tone, rhinestones and glass crystals from all over the world, seed pearls and natural stones.
‘The partridge in a pear tree’ brooch. Gold tone, enamel
One of the founders of Cadoro, Steven Stuart Brody (1919 – 1994) graduated from Wharton School in Pennsylvania, then from the Curtis Institute of Music. For a short period he worked as an actor in radio soap operas, then went to Paris. There he met his future partner Daniel Stoenescu (1921 – 1970), who was initiator of the idea to launch jewelry business together.
The markings include “CADORO”, or “© Cadoro” 1955 – 1980s. After the death of Daniel Stoenescu in 1970, the company continued the work until Steven retirement and ceased to exist in 1987. Steven Brody died at the Beth Israel Medical Center on December 23, 1994, of pneumonia following a long illness.
Cadoro vintage jewellery (1954–1987)
Aladdin Genie figural brooch of gold tone, rhinestones
Bird in a pear tree brooch. Gold tone, enamel
Bird necklace. Gold tone, art glass, rhinestones, enamel. 1970s
Crown brooch pendant of gold tone with rhinestones
Double-headed eagle Russian coat of arms pendant of gold tone
Five petal flower brooch. Gold tone, enamel, art glass
Hand brooch with heart charm of gold tone
Heraldic gold tone rhinestone brooch
Hoop dangle earrings. Gold tone, faux turquoise, rhinestone
Pink stone crown brooch. Gold tone, rhinestones, art glass. 1960s
Rhodium plated dangling earrings with green glass and rhinestones
Round shaped brooch. Gold tone, faux pearls, green lucite
Elephant gold tone enameled brooch, 1960s
Turtle brooch. Gold tone, red glass, rhinestones. 1960s
Gold tone blue glass enamel brooch. 1960s
Pear Tree enameled brooch
Maltese cross vintage brooch. Gold tone, blue and green glass
Bird Nest Bowl – Trinket Dish of gold tone
Crescent and star brooch. Gold tone, faux pearls
Owl brooch. Gold tone, faux turquoise, art glass
Spider brooch of gold tone, green cabochon
Cadoro jewelry in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art :
Body jewellery. Gold tone metal, 1969. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Skirt, metal, 1969. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Vest. Body jewellery, metal, 1969. The Metropolitan Museum of Art