The Cory Floral Bodice Ornament, 1840-1850. Hair Ornament/Brooch. Enameled Gold, Garnets, Foiled Rock Crystals, Pearls, 1840-1850. This gem, from the monumental collection of Lady Cory, began its life as a hair ornament around 1840 to 1850 when naturalism in jewelry was at its most fashionable.The individual sections of this jewel were merged, removing some segments to use the gemstones for other pieces of jewelry. What remained was made into the brooch that we see today.