Often referred to as "black diamonds", smoky quartz colored rhinestones became de rigueur in costume jewelry around the 1950s. Weiss was a major promoter of these stones and used them to great advantage in it's print ads. Other companies took note and these so called black diamonds were off and running.
In the example presented, by Kramer aka Kramer of New York, smoky quartz colored chaton rhinestones are used in the link bracelet's framework, crisscrossing and showcasing clear chaton rhinestones and the center pair of square cut rhinestones. Beautiful gray shades punctuated with splashes of sun.
The bracelet is approximately 7 inches x 1 1/8 inches with a 3/16 inch profile or thickness. Square cut stones are about 8 millimeters, larger clear chaton rhinestones, 6 millimeters and framework chatons, 4 millimeters. Weight of the bracelet is 42.3 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All rhinestones intact and sparkly. Gray stones retain smoky color; "white" stones, uniform clarity and brilliance. All links aligned and secure. All soldering secure. Antiqued silver tone finish intact, front and back. Push in clasp strong and secure. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Reverse of box clasp signed; "KRAMER". Circa 1950s-1960s.
Smoke and mirrors. Illusions indeed. By Kramer. At Cody's.
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