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Louis Kramer exquisite costume jewelry

Louis Kramer exquisite costume jewelry

Rhinestone and Enamel Brooch and Earrings. Louis Kramer exquisite costume jewelry

Louis Kramer exquisite costume jewelry
Founded by designer Louis Kramer and his two brothers Morris and Henry in 1943 in New York, Kramer Jewelery Creations continued production until the late 1970s. Noteworthy, from the very beginning of production, this brand’s jewelry has been a great success among buyers due to original designs and excellent performance. Kramer jewelry was a high class, with scrupulous performance and often very interesting design. In addition, the products had limited circulation and the best materials. Bright stylish ornaments demonstrate the high quality of sparkling Austrian crystals of rock crystal, both transparent and colored. Also, traditional materials of Kramer jewelry – gilded metal with black enamel, artificial pearls, imitation of rubies, emeralds, lapis lazuli, jade, turquoise and pearls.
As a result, in the early 1950s the company produced ornaments for Christian Dior. Accordingly, this says a lot about the quality of jewelry production company. They labeled these products “Kramer for Christian Dior” and “Dior by Kramer”. A distinctive feature of these decorations are large blue or green stones, usually located in the middle of the jewelry work, surrounded by clear transparent rhinestones. Noteworthy, this costume jewelry was more expensive than the rest of the products of Kramer. High price in this case was due to the loud name of Dior in the title of the series.

Louis Kramer exquisite costume jewelry

Vintage ags. Louis Kramer exquisite costume jewelry

Traditionally, the company created jewelry in a different price range. Expensive products had stamps, and cheap ones – often only a tag with the name of the company. Besides, Kramer brothers experimented a lot with the form. In their collections you can find both simple decorations and extremely extravagant ones. One thing always remained unchanged: the quality of the materials used.

A bird with a heart brooch

A bird with a heart brooch

Few people know, but in the beginning of its existence, Kramer made jewelry for the jewelry houses DeLizza and Elster, and Dan Kasoff Inc., which produces Florenza jewelry.

Another interesting series “Amourelle” (“Love is …”) appeared in 1963. The author of designs was Frank Hess, who before this happy moment worked for Miriam Haskell. Hess labeled his products simply – Amourelle © or a heart in which the word Amourelle with a copyright sign was inscribed “by hand”.

A rooster brooch. Golden alloy, imitation of pearl

A rooster brooch. Golden alloy, imitation of pearl

September 8, 1948 Kramer patented the trademark “The Diamond Look”. And then under this name came a collection of jewelry from the “silver” alloy, strewn with transparent and colored rhinestones. January 5, 1955, Kramer received the right to stamp The Golden Look. Jewelery from this series shone with “gold.”

Button-Earrings, metal for gold, polished metal in the center. 1950's. 3cm

Button-Earrings, metal for gold, polished metal in the center. 1950’s. 3cm

Unfortunately for collectors, decorations of this line did not always had marks. Instead, they had paper labels with hand-drawn names of the series. Since 1943 Kramer Jewelry Creations has used the Kramer brand, in 1948 the KRAMER PAT.PEND marking appeared.

Cute dog brooch. Black and red enamel, jewelry alloy

Cute dog brooch. Black and red enamel, jewelry alloy

Having settled on the 5th Avenue, the firm has started to use the mark “KRAMER OF N.Y.”, “KRAMER OF NEW YORK” and “KRAMER NEW YORK”. And since September 1962 for some “pearl” jewelry used marking Perles de Lune.

Peacock brooch

Peacock brooch

Nowadays, the most extravagant works, especially sets, are a collector’s dream. And any other jewelry by the Kramer company have a high collection value.

Louis Kramer exquisite costume jewelry

A funny smiling figure in a turban, brooch from Kramer. Green Beijing glass, a turban decorated with a pearl, green crystals

A funny smiling figure in a turban, brooch from Kramer. Green Beijing glass, a turban decorated with a pearl, green crystals

A giraffe brooch

A giraffe brooch

A rare vintage brooch and earrings by Kramer in the classic Art Deco style of the last century of the 40s

A rare vintage brooch and earrings by Kramer in the classic Art Deco style of the 1940s

Art Nouveau brooch

Art Nouveau brooch

Aurora Borealis Brooch, Floral Shape

Aurora Borealis Brooch, Floral Shape

Blue Enamel and Rhinestone Earrings. 1970s

Blue Enamel and Rhinestone Earrings. 1970s

Buddhist theme pendant

Buddhist theme pendant

Butterfly brooch

Butterfly brooch

Colored stones geometrical brooch

Colored stones geometrical brooch

Cossack Dancer brooch

Cossack Dancer brooch

Daisy Brooch. 1970s

Daisy Brooch. 1970s

Demi-parure consisting of necklace, brooch and earrings

Demi-parure consisting of necklace, brooch and earrings

Earrings. gold plated metal with black enamel, faux pearls. 1950, S cm £15-20

Earrings. gold plated metal with black enamel, faux pearls. 1950, S cm £15-20

Exquisite set of brooch and earrings

Exquisite set of brooch and earrings

Flower brooch with artificial stones

Flower brooch with artificial stones

Flower brooch

Flower brooch

From the very beginning, the decorations of Kramer have been very successful among buyers due to original designs and excellent performance

From the very beginning, the decorations of Kramer have been very successful among buyers due to original designs and excellent performance

Gold tone Animal brooch with greenstone

Gold tone Animal brooch with greenstone

Imitation of sapphire, pearl brooch-pendant

Imitation of sapphire, pearl brooch-pendant

Leopard brooch, with a movable tail. metal, gilding, black enamel, emerald and transparent rock crystal. 1950's. length 5 cm £ 40-50

Leopard brooch, with a movable tail. metal, gilding, black enamel, emerald and transparent rock crystal. 1950’s. length 5 cm £ 40-50

Louis Kramer exquisite costume jewelry

Louis Kramer exquisite costume jewelry

Marked Kramer

Marked Kramer

Necklace. Metal for gold, artificial turquoise, 1950s

Necklace. Metal for gold, artificial turquoise, 1950s

Pearl brooch

Pearl brooch

Pink and gold tone brooch

Pink and gold tone brooch

Pink Lucite Necklace Earrring Set. 1060s

Pink Lucite Necklace Earrring Set. 1060s

Ribbon vintage brooch, artificial turquoise, imitation of ruby, gold alloy

Ribbon vintage brooch, artificial turquoise, imitation of ruby, gold alloy

Rose brooch, Enamel and Rhinestone

Rose brooch, Enamel and Rhinestone

Round brooch, antique gold-plated metal with corrugation, glass. 1950's. width 5.75 cm. £ 40-50. Brooch and earrings. 1970s. £ 35-40

Round brooch, antique gold-plated metal with corrugation, glass. 1950’s. width 5.75 cm. £ 40-50. Brooch and earrings. 1970s. £ 35-40

Spring Flowers Hinged Bangle Bracelet

Spring Flowers Hinged Bangle Bracelet

The Diamond look by Kramer, vintage ads

The Diamond look by Kramer, vintage ads

Topaz Rhinestone Brooch and Earrings Set

Topaz Rhinestone Brooch and Earrings Set

Truly diamond look, bracelet, brooch and earrings by Kramer

Truly diamond look, bracelet, brooch and earrings by Kramer

White Milk Glass Dangles

White Milk Glass Dangles

sources of images
Judith Miller Jewelry collector guide. 2004
etsy.com
livemaster.ru/vintage26
livemaster.ru/artfair