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Karu Arke Inc costume jewelry

Karu Arke Inc costume jewelry

Bow brooch. 1960s gold tone alloy, enamel. 5.7 cm. Karu Arke Inc costume jewelry

Karu Arke Inc costume jewelry
New York City based costume jewelry manufacturer Karu was the successful collaboration of Paul Kaufman and Jack Ruderman, which began in the 1940’s. Karu jewelry was extremely popular. According to Jack Ruderman, the treasurer of Karu, their sales already in 1948 amounted to about $ 22 million. Traditionally, sales of costume jewelry on Christmas Eve were very high. The quality and designs of Karu costume jewelry are similar to Weiss or Weisner.
Noteworthy, the then-famous jewelry company Coro, owned by Cohen & (and) Rosenberger, filed a complaint against Karu in 1952. In particular, due to the similarity of the names of the two companies – Caro and Karu. However, the court considering this case did not find sufficient grounds to satisfy the claim. Indeed, Karu meant the fusion of the first two letters of Kaufman-Ruderman. However, Karu’s name soon changed to Karu Arke Inc.
By 1972, the company ceased to exist. Thus, all Karu brand products are vintage and collectible.

Beautiful flower bouquet brooch. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones

Beautiful flower bouquet brooch. Jewelry alloy, multicolor rhinestones and beads

Karu Arke Inc costume jewelry

1950s Emerald and Sapphire rhinestone filigree floral brooch

1950s Emerald and Sapphire rhinestone filigree floral brooch

Amber rhinestone fern brooch

Amber rhinestone fern brooch

Beaded Karu Arke inc decorations. 1959 Ads

Beaded Karu Arke inc decorations. 1959 Ads

Black enamel gold tone round brooch. Green orange paisley leaves

Black enamel gold tone round brooch. Green orange paisley leaves

Black rhinestone and clear crystal filigree gold tone Leaf brooch

Black rhinestone and clear crystal filigree gold tone Leaf brooch

Blue enamel gold tone metal clear rhinestone snowflake clip earrings

Blue enamel gold tone metal clear rhinestone snowflake clip earrings

Blue rhinestone and crystalpin and clips

Blue rhinestone and crystal pin and clips

Butterfly earrings. Textured metal, faux pearls

Butterfly earrings. Textured metal, faux pearls

Butterfly enameled pin

Butterfly enameled pin

Charming flower clip on earrings. Gold tone metal, clear and pink rhinestones

Charming flower clip on earrings. Gold tone metal, clear and pink rhinestones

Christmas tree pin

Christmas tree pin

Clear Rhinestone Flower Brooch

Clear Rhinestone Flower Brooch

Cream color lucite flower earrings

Cream color lucite flower earrings

Crescent shaped earrings. Jewelry alloy, blue rhinestones

Crescent shaped earrings. Jewelry alloy, blue rhinestones

Easter Bunny brooch pin

Easter Bunny brooch pin

Fabulous leaf fern brooch of gold tone, clear rhinestones

Fabulous leaf fern brooch of gold tone, clear rhinestones

Faux pearl rhinestones flower clip on earrings

Faux pearl rhinestones flower clip on earrings

Faux turquoise cabochon stone clip on earrings

Faux turquoise cabochon stone clip on earrings

Flower design wreath pin. Gold tone metal, multicolor crystals

Flower design wreath pin. Gold tone metal, multicolor crystals

Framed female portrait 1950's pin. Gold tone metal, faux pearls

Framed female portrait 1950’s pin. Gold tone metal, faux pearls

Gorgeous set of crystal wreath and clip on earrings

Gorgeous set of crystal wreath and clip on earrings

Leaf pin. Jewelry alloy, Aurora Borealis Crystal

Leaf pin. Jewelry alloy, Aurora Borealis Crystal

Lucite beaded clip earrings

Lucite beaded clip earrings

Mandolin Musical Instrument gold tone enameled brooch pin

Mandolin Musical Instrument gold tone enameled brooch pin

Marked Karu

Marked Karu

Matte gold metal flower rhinestones brooch

Matte gold metal flower rhinestones brooch

Paisley Leaf shape brooch pin, red enamel, gold tone metal

Paisley Leaf shape brooch pin, red enamel, gold tone metal

Paisley shaped gold tone brooch. Green and blue crystal rhinestones

Paisley shaped gold tone brooch. Green and blue crystal rhinestones

Red and purple rhinestones gold tone pin

Red and purple rhinestones gold tone pin

Signed

Signature

Silver tone metal floral wreath pinwheel clip on earrings

Silver tone metal floral wreath pinwheel clip on earrings

St. Patrick's Day brooch. Green rhinestones, gold tone metal, enamel

St. Patrick’s Day brooch. Green rhinestones, gold tone metal, enamel

Stamped Karu Arce Inc

Stamped Karu Arce Inc

Star brooch. Gold tone metal filigree trim, rhinestones

Star brooch. Gold tone metal filigree trim, rhinestones

Starburst Aurora Borealis Crystal Rhinestone Brooch Gold Tone

Starburst Aurora Borealis Crystal Rhinestone Brooch Gold Tone

Textured gold tone metal flower clip earrings

Textured gold tone metal flower clip earrings

Three flower brooch. Jewelry alloy, enamel, clear crystals

Three flower brooch. Jewelry alloy, enamel, clear crystals

Victorian Style Locket Brooch - Miniature of Lovers. 1950s

Victorian Style Locket Brooch – Miniature of Lovers. 1950s

Yellow, green and gold bead cluster earrings

Yellow, green and gold bead cluster earrings