due·tte | ˈdü-te
A combination of two clips on a pin back
A Duette is a combination piece where two separate dress clips are attached a single brooch frame. The result is a piece that can be worn as a single brooch or separated and worn as clips. Duettes originated from the Coro Duette pieces, but since those were originally produced, the term has become more generically used for jewelry that fits the same function. Made between 1942 and 1948, Coro Duettes are highly sought after by collectors. Similar double-clip brooches were developed slightly earlier by Cartier in the 1920s. Today, both vintage and more modern takes on duettes are available matching a range of different styles.