Kramer aka Kramer of New York was founded by Louis Kramer in 1943. Brothers Morris and Harry joined the team and Kramer Jewelry Creations, Inc. became a family run business until approximately 1979. As one the most prolific producers of costume jewelry, Kramer created a variety of styles for every occasion. In the '50s and '60s Kramer and Dior collaborated, forming the "Christian Dior by Kramer" line.
Kramer's high end inventory includes the set presented, circa 1950s-1960s. In luxurious, lustrous rhodium plate, the brooch is constructed of three articulated sections of marquise and chaton rhinestones, the largest round brilliants with dentelle faceting. Clear, faceted beads dangle from each tier. Matching rhodium plated, climber style clip earrings complete the demi with oval, pear shaped and dentelle faceted chatons rhinestones. Faceted glass bead dangles shimmer from above. Quality and composition beyond compare. Kramer's best.
The brooch measures a generous approximately 2 5/8 inches x 1 1/2 inches at it's widest point with a 1/2 inch profile or height. Earrings are about 1 1/2 inches x 1 inch. Marquise rhinestones are 15 millimeters x 7 millimeters; largest dentelle faceted chaton, 9 millimeters and glass beads, about 7 millimeters. Weight of the brooch and earrings set is approximately 48 grams.
Condition is excellent / pristine vintage. All components original and intact. All rhinestones uniformly clear and brilliant. No dark, cloudy or dead stones. All dangles and stones free from chips, nicks, cracks or breaks. All soldering / connections secure. All rhodium plate intact, fronts and backs. Pin mechanism and earring clips strong and secure. No damage / no repairs. Excellent / pristine vintage.
Reverse of brooch is signed at reverse of bottom marquise rhinestone: "KRAMER" underscored with copyright symbol. Each original earring clip is signed: "KRAMER". Circa 1950s-1960s.
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