Kramer Jewelry Creation, Inc. aka Kramer and Kramer of New York, was founded by Louis Kramer in 1943. The company enjoyed much success until it's operations ceased in 1979 - early 1980. Kramer's vast portfolio included styles and price points over the board. From classical interpretations to mid century modernism, Kramer supplied the demand. It's collaboration with Christian Dior in the '50s-'60s as well as showcasing unique specialty stones commands special attention-- to wit the gorgeous bi-color rhinestone brooch and earrings set presented.
Spectacular two tone blue / green rhinestones are showcased along with supporting stones in Bermuda blue, Montana blue, Kelly green and aurora borealis in this marvelous '50s vintage pewter tone brooch and earrings demi. Bi-color stones, sometimes referred to as Cuba rhinestones and erroneously watermelon, have an incredible mix of two colors, in this example, blue and green. The baguettes and one of the ovals utilize this treatment in the brooch as do the emerald cuts in the earrings. The colors meld together seamlessly in a mesmerizing glow. Chatons, pears, marquises, emeralds and an oval in the complimenting colors aforementioned accentuate. Certainly one of Kramer's higher end specialty stone sets. You can see a strikingly similar Kramer set on page 231 in Julia C. Carroll's "Collecting Costume Jewelry 303".
The domed brooch measures a generous 2 7/8 inches x 1 9/16 inch at it's widest with a 5/8 inch profile or height. Clip earrings are approximately 1 1/4 inches x 1 inch. Brooch ovals (unfoiled and open backed) are about 18 millimeters x 13 millimeters; largest chatons, approximately 12 millimeters and baguettes, about 9 millimeters x 5 millimeters. Earring bi color emerald cut rhinestones are about 12 millimeters x 10 millimeters. Weight of the brooch and earrings set is about 42 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All rhinestones intact and brilliant, retaining colors and applicable treatments. No chips, nicks, cracks or breaks. to stones. All soldering secure. Brooch retains loft with no crush or collapse. All pewter tone finish intact, fronts and backs. Pin mechanism and earring clips strong and secure. Minimal wear. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Reverse of brooch is signed within an oval cartouche: "KRAMER". The earrings are not signed but are a definite part of this demi. It dates, circa 1950s-'60s.
Kramer's bi color beauties. Specialty stone stunners. Starring at Cody's.
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