Karu Arke Inc., Karu and Karu Fifth Avenue were trademarks of Kaufman & Ruderman of New York (circa 1940s-1970s). The company excelled at creating colorful combination of stones, exemplified by the clip earrings presented. An autumnal palette of wonderful topaz, olivine green and aurora borealis rhinestones share the stage with a center marquise in topaz. The work is reminiscent of Weiss' with all chaton stones multi prong set in similar design, style and quality. Gorgeous color and sparkle. Karu at it's best.
The earrings measure a generous 1 1/4 inches x 1 inch with a 1/4 inch profile or height. Center marquise is approximately 15 millimeters x 7 millimeters. Chatons are about 9 millimeters and 4 millimeters. Weight of the earrings pair is approximately 16 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All stones original and intact, retaining colors and brilliance. No discolored, dull or dead stones. No chips, nicks, cracks or breaks to stones. All soldering secure. Gold tone finish intact, with some contact wear to reverses and clips only. No frontal compromise. Clips strong and secure. Clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Each original earring clip is signed: "KARU ARKE INC." No copyright symbol. Circa 1950s.
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