Mylu Abstract Modernistic Vintage Christmas Tree Pin | Collectible Large Red and Green Christmas Tree Modern Style Brooch | Book Piece


I bought this delightful modernistic style Christmas tree pin in Grand Junction, Colorado from an elderly woman selling part of her Christmas jewelry collection. When I returned home, I was delighted to find it featured on page 115 in Nancy Yunker Trowbridge’s book, Christmas Tree Pins.

The maker’s mark, © Mylu is on the lower back. According to the author, “Mylu was a branch of Coro Jewelry that specialized in holiday designs around l968.” She placed the value in the $65-75 range in 2002 when this book was published. Seven years later, the tree was highlighted in another book. It can also be found on page 59 of the Christmas Jewelry 3rd Edition, by Mary Morrison who, at the time of the publication in 2009, pushed the range for this collectible Christmas pin to $85.

Both authors comment on the unique modernistic styling noting it is “a wonderful abstract design” and “pushing the definition of Christmas tree.” It has a geometric, almost futuristic look to it, especially coming from the late l960s to early l970s.

This is a large brooch with cross-hatched branches that house twenty-three red and green multiple sized sparkling faceted rhinestones set in stars. The brooch is made in a brushed and polished gold tone metal, measuring 3.25” tall and 2” wide.

It’s beautifully crafted and in very good vintage to excellent condition, having been well cared for since its arrival nearly 50 years ago. The metal is bright and intact, the rhinestones shining, and the pin and clasp secure. This delightful Christmas pin is both festive and distinctive. The pictures offer greater perspective on the condition and beauty of this vintage Mylu Christmas tree pin. (Note: I have a red camera and on some pictures there is a slight shadow or reddish hue from it; not discoloration of the metal).

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