Garden rose brooch. jewelry alloy, 14 carat gold plating. Krementz vintage costume jewellery
Krementz vintage costume jewellery
First of all, jewelry lovers and collectors of vintage jewelry know the name “Krementz” fairly well. Interestingly, a rather large collection of Krementz jewelry was on board of the Titanic when it sank. Indeed, Krementz is a famous brand tested by time.
Traditionally high quality products, Krementz became popular thanks to the use of high-gold gilding. Because of this, their decorations look absolutely authentic. Noteworthy, the company has a long history (about 160 years!) and continues to produce jewelry today.
The Kremenz Jewelery history began in the 1860s, when George Kremenz founded his company in Newark, New Jersey. Meanwhile, the initial goal was to create men’s jewelry, such as buttons for collars and cufflinks.
In 1920, the company began the production of jewelry for women. Necklaces, brooches and other types of women’s jewelry quickly became popular. And by the 1930s, Krementz began selling its products internationally.
Swallow brooch. Jewelry alloy, 14 carat gold plated, cultured pearls, natural jade. Krementz vintage costume jewellery
Back to 1886, they turned to the use of gold inlay to create their jewelry. It was not a spraying, but a thin gold plate for a higher quality. Krementz jewelers used gilding 30 times thicker than commonly used in the manufacture of expensive jewelery. The intention was to create something in between a jewelry and precious jewels.
Art Nouveau Enameled Lily Pendant. Krementz vintage costume jewellery
Besides, Krementz created products in the era of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, and there are many excellent examples of jewelry from this period of time. Their excellent condition proves the excellent quality. Accordingly, all this makes Krementz very valuable for collectors.
Krementz continued to produce gilded jewelry until 1980. Then Richard Krements, the new owner of the company began producing jewelry from high-quality 18-carat gold and platinum with inclusions. In particular, such unusual stones as tanzanite and tourmaline, as well as more familiar emeralds and sapphires.
Now the company’s products are completely precious and is produced under the name “Krementz Jewelry”.
Retro poster, Krementz vintage costume jewellery
Collectors’ favorites are well-known brooches with roses, beautiful, elegantly shaped, usually gilded with different colors of gold — pink, yellow, white, and green. Sometimes the buds were made from bakelite, like an imitation of bone or coral.
Krementz vintage costume jewellery
14K gold butterfly brooch. 1970s
1970s pearl gold tone brooch, floral motif
Ads poster. 1973
Art Nouveau Enameled Pendant by Krementz
Baroque pearls and enamel gold brooch. 1960s
Basket of roses brooch. Coral, gold plated metal
Blooming Apple Necklace and Earrings
Blue crystal silver tone brooch. 1960s
Bouquet of roses Vintage brooch, jewelry alloy, coating – 14 carat pink and yellow gold. 1960s
Brooch Rose (wreath), 14K gold plated, 1970
Camellia. Antique brooch. Gilding 14 carat jewelry alloy. 5.3 cm
Caterpillar Vintage Brooch. Golden alloy, covered with enamel. 4 cm
Charming set of brooch and earrings. Faux pearl, gold plated
Cherry twig brooch
Christmas tree brooch
Coral roses oval brooch
Cuff bracelet ‘Flora’. jeweler’s alloy, a covering – gilding 14 carat of two shades (pink and yellow gold). 1950s. width 2.3 cm
Fabulous fish brooch
Flower brooch with pearl and rhinestones
Fly on the leaf brooch. jewelry alloy, gilding, natural coral, enamel, hand-painted. 5 cm
Forget-me-not clips and brooch. jewelry alloy, 14 carat gold plating, decorated with cultured pearls and hand-painted enamel. 1960s
Gold tone metal bow brooch
Heart brooch. jewelry alloy, gilding, colored enamel, glass beads. 1950s
Imaginative design and superb craftsmanship – Krementz, vintage poster
Inca Mystery Necklace. Jewelery alloy, 14 carat gold plating, texturing, black enamel. 1970s 21 cm
Jade and gold plated metal floral motif brooch
Large flower brooch, 14K gold plated, 1970
Lily Pad Art Nouveau brooch. Enamel, Diamond and Gold
Maple leaves in a circle brooch. Gilding 14 carat jewelry alloy
Pansy brooch. Art Nouveau Enamel 14kt Gold and Diamond
Snowflake brooch. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones, white gold. 1960s
Spring mood brooch. jewelry alloy, 14 carat gold plating, decorated with cultured pearls, painted with enamel. 1960s
Swan brooch. Gold plated, rhinestones
Swan lake pendant-brooch
Two arrows and hearts brooch. Faux Pearls, gold tone metal
Vintage set ‘Onyx’ Brooch and screw clips. jewelry alloy, plating – gold 12 carat, inset – onyx. 1960s brooch 3.2 x 3.8 m, clips 1 cm