A revered costume jewelry firm, Kramer of New York was founded by Louis Kramer in 1943, prospering until 1979-1980. From it's crème de la crème collection, presented is a fabulous '50s-'60s vintage collar style necklace featuring a vertical, rigid spire of sparkling oval aurora borealis rhinestones, claw set, creamy white simulated pearls and pear shaped aurora borealis rhinestones. Upper oval ab rhinestones are interspersed with shorter spears that include from top, peridot chaton rhinestones, opalescent imitation white moon stone cabochons and claw set faux pearls. Rhinestone embellished extension end culminates with faux moonstone cabochon. Opposite side includes a rhinestone set hook closure. Matching girandole clip earrings offer an arrangement of complementing stones with traditional trio dangles. All pieces finished in a harsh free, soft warm bronze tone.
The necklace is adjustable to about 15 1/2 inches. Decorative center spans approximately 11 inches x 1 1/8 inches wide. Earrings are about 2 1/8 inches x 1 inch at their widest point. Oval ab rhinestones are about 10 millimeters x 8 millimeters; pear shaped rhinestones, 12 millimeters x 8 millimeters and simulated moonstones, 7 millimeters. Weight of the necklace and earrings set is 84 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All rhinestones intact and brilliant. No chips, nicks, cracks or breaks to stones. All secure within pronged / clawed settings. Peridot green stones retain color and sparkle. All faux pearls retain nacre and luster. Glass moonstone cabs retain creamy white opalescence. Oval and pear shaped rhinestones show some age commensurate surface ab finish loss yet maintain magnificent sparkle. All golden bronze finish intact, fronts and backs of all pieces. Soldering secure. Necklace closure and earrings clips strong and secure. Extremely clean. Excellent vintage.
Reverse of necklace is signed within an oval cartouche soldered to reverse of extension end: "KRAMER OF NEW YORK" and on the reverse of each original earring clip: "Kramer OF N.Y.". Circa 1950s-1960s.
The glow, the glitter and the gilt. Cast your spell with Kramer. At Cody's.
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