Kramer of New York, one of the most prolific makers of costume jewelry, was founded by Louis Kramer, later to be joined by brothers Morris and Harry. The family run business prospered from circa 1943-1979. Kramer, along with powerhouses Trifari, Coro and Weiss dominated the trade during costume jewelry's heydays. It, along with many other firms, succumbed to the changing tastes of consumers in the 1970s.
The bracelet presented, in luxurious platinum toned Rhodium plate, circa 1960s, is set with oval, chaton, and marquise rhinestones, the larger round brilliants in glorious dentelle faceting. Atop the rhinestones, crystal clear glass beads dangle. Spectacular sparkle and shimmer from Kramer's high end line.
The bracelet measures approximately 7 inches x 1 inch x 3/8 inch with rhinestone set push in box clasp and detachable safety chain. Marquises rhinestones are about 15 millimeters x 7 millimeters; ovals 10 millimeters x 8 millimeters; largest dentelle faceted chatons, 9 millimeters and glass beads, 6 millimeters. Weight of the bracelet is approximately 52 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All rhinestones intact and brilliant. All glass beads intact with no chips, nicks, cracks or breaks. All soldering secure. All links secure. Silver tone Rhodium plate intact, front and back. Clasp and safety chain strong and secure. Extremely clean. Excellent vintage.
Reverse of bracelet is signed near male clasp portion: "KRAMER" and copyright symbol. Circa 1960s.
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