Kramer of New York

Kramer is featured in many jewelry books and was chosen to be Christian Dior's US manufacturer in 1950's. Beautiful designs and prong set Austrian crystal rhinestones make these pieces sparkling beauties desirable to collectors. Kramer was founded by Louis Kramer in 1943, and the business was closed sometime around 1980. While the style of the jewelry changed with the times, the quality of the pieces is always excellent, with stones almost always being prong set.

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Description: Kramer Multi Pastel Trembler Cat Pin - If you love cats, this is a great piece. Done in a variety of colors and round, oval and teardrop shapes, this cool cat is in goldtone and has a spring on the back to make the head tremble. 2" x 1 1/2", excellent condition. Apparently this design was done in a variety of colors, but I like this one best because it goes with so many clothing colors.

Item: SP8-1073

Price: $59.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Kramer "Julianaesque" Necklace/Bracelet/Earrings Demi - Though I do not think these are D&E manufactured pieces, stylistically the use of crystal beads over the top of rhinestones certainly conjures up some of the nicest of the Juliana pieces. These well-made pieces use prong set navette and round clear rhinestones, accented with crystal aurora borealis beads and pave set wings and swirls. Goldtone settings; the only piece that is marked is one of the clip earrings (see photo below) so it is easy to see why if these pieces were separated that the necklace and bracelet would be difficult to i.d. Adjustable necklace is 15 1/4" fully extended, 1" at widest point. Bracelet is 7", about 3/4" wide, foldover clasp. Clip earrings are 1 1/4" x 5/8". Other than a little stone darkening on the tips of the marquises on the earrings, I see no issues. Lovely, sparkling set.

Item: SS8-1072

Price: $99.50 US

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Description: Kramer Black and Clear Rhinestone Bracelet and Earrings Set - Extremely well made with all stones (and there are many) prong set. 8mm black rounds are multi prong set, with tiny clears bordering and a row of slightly larger clears in the center of the bracelet. Bracelet is about 7 1/2" wearable length, 3/4" wide, with push in rhinestone set v clasp and safety chain. Clip earrings are 1 5/8" x 7/8" at widest point. Silvertone setting, excellent condition. Everything points to this as being a higher end 1950's set. All pieces are signed Kramer. Very wearable, with today's emphasis on black as either the main color or an accent color in a high percentage of clothing, you will find this a frequent "go-to" set.

Item: SS12-963

Price: $95.00/set US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Kramer "Barberpole" Clear Rhinestone Earrings - These were sparkly enough that the camera simply didn't know where to focus on the first shot, please see the lower picture for a better idea. Individual pronged rhinestones are set in a curved line over a cylindrical frame - please note these aren't rhinestone chain, but actually individual stones that go entirely around the 3-D cylinder design. The cylinder then is attached to a metal frame to hold it to the clip part. Signed Kramer on the ear clip mechanism, which has a keyhole top. 1 1/8" x 3/8" x 1/2" deep. I believe I saw the matching necklace online once and it was pretty incredible. A rare design for this company.

Item: SE8-859

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Kramer of NY Topaz/Clear Rhinestone Floral Earrings - Even prettier in person, these all prong set stone earrings are in a stylized floral design, with topaz colored rhinestone pear petals and clear round rhinestone center. Goldtone setting, top quality clip backs are marked Kramer of NY and a patent number for the design of the earclip mechanism. 1" in diameter.

Item: SE8-861

Price: $37.50 US

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Description: Kramer Netted Blue Rhinestone Earrings - One of the unusual types of things this company did was to put various colored (usually black) netting over stones in a design, giving them kind of the look of a (hair) snood. Light blue sapphire rhinestones are used throughout, with only the larger rounds being netted. There is aging to most of the stones, but between the netting and the fact that the stones are set in an antiqued dark silvertone, makes it all blend together beautifully. 1 1/4" x 1", clip mechanism is signed Kramer. Apparently the light blue is one of the most difficult to find color of this genre of Kramer.

Item: SE8-862

Price: $39.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Kramer Aurora Borealis Earrings - A simple, very wearable style, using clear aurora borealis stones prong set in goldtone, alternating baguettes with a set of two rounds. 3/4" x 3/8", marked Kramer on the clip back. I don't know whether the clipslip cushions are original or not, but they are in very good shape, as are the rest of these earrings.

Item: SE8-860

Price: $17.50 US

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Description: Kramer of NY Aqua and Clear Rhinestone Earrings - Layered clip earrings use an inner row of clear round rhinestones, a higher layer of rectangular and pear shaped clears, a rim of aqua rounds and pears and an outer rim of aqua rectangular and clear rounds. Silvertone (rhodium?) plating, top quality clip finding (the best I have ever found). 1 3/8" x 3/4" x 3/8" deep. One clear round has clouded a little, and slight plating wear at contact points, otherwise excellent.

Item: SE6-746

Price: $29.50 US

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Description: Kramer of NY Deep Sapphire and Clear Rhinestone Earrings - Upper layer of graduated blue marquises rises above a border of clear rhinestones on bottom and inside, and a double row of clears on the outside that terminate with blue teardrops. Top quality clip mechanism is signed. 1 1/4" x 3/4" x 1/4" deep. Excellent condition, showing little if any wear.

Item: SE6-747

Price: $29.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Kramer Faux Alexandrite Brooch and Earring Set - One of Kramer's top collectibles is the color change stone pieces that we can faux alexandrite, which usually go from light sapphire blue lavender depending on whether your light source is fluorescent, incandescent, halogen or whatever. My pictures really don't do justice to this phenomena but I think you get the idea. The larger rounds in the brooch and the center rounds in the earrings are dentelle cuts for extra sparkle. Brooch is about 1 1/2" in diameter and higher in the middle, about 3/8" deep. Earrings are clip with the superior clip mechanism that Kramer often used, not quite an inch in diameter, and also slightly raised in the center. All pieces marked. One round is slightly cloudy, otherwise excellent condition.

Item: SS6-748

Price: $85.00/set US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Kramer of New York Aqua and Clear Brooch - Made up of huge 11mm aqua dentelle rhinestones and smaller clear rhinestone headpins, silvertone setting. Marked Kramer of New York in oval cartouche on center back. 1 3/8" in diameter and very sparkly!

Item: SP6-749

Price: $32.50 US

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Description: Kramer Lavender and Light Sapphire Rhinestone Clip Earrings - Beautiful earrings with all prong set stones, featuring 1 large and 4 smaller pears in each earring and alternating color rounds. Silvertone setting, marked Kramer on the ear clips. 1 1/4" x 3/4". These must match a stunning necklace, bracelet or brooch somewhere!

Item: SE6-567

Price: $32.50 US

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Description: Kramer Faux Pearl/Rhinestone Demi Hoop Earring - Alternating rows of prong set clear rhinestones and paste set no-hole glass pearls in light cream. Goldtone setting, clip mechanism. Tiny wear spot on one pearl, otherwise excellent. Not quite 1" x 3/8".

Item: SE10-671

Price: $15.00 US

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Description: Kramer Translucent Fruit Salad Necklace and Earring Set in Pale Yellow - I have also seen this set in green; MUCH prettier, in my opinion, in yellow. Technically this may not be fruit salad as the pieces are not fruit but flowers and leaves, and the glass stones are not opaque but translucent, with almost an adularescene to them. Silvertone plating, both necklace and earrings are dotted with small rhinestones that add a subtle sparkle, about 4 rhinestones for every six glass floral/leaf pieces. Necklace is adjustable with hook and chain closure and has twenty separate links, earrings have clip backs. Necklace will fit up to a 16" neck; earrings are 1 1/4" x 3/4". Much lovelier in person than my photos convey.

Item: SS6-566

Price: $95.00/set US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Kramer Dichroic Light Sapphire Necklace - Faux Alexandrite is probably the more proper term for these rhinestones; like real alexandrites, they change colors, but instead of red to green, these change from light sapphire to lavender depending on your light source. Many companies used this stone in the 1950's-1960's but Kramer became the best known, and they did it WELL. Set in goldtone (as opposed to the usual silvertone), this alternates larger and smaller dentelle cuts that are some of the most lovely stones I have seen. Multi-prong set, this alternates 6mm with a whopping 11mm stones along almost the entire length of the necklace, finishing with 5.5mm rhinestone tail. Even the adjustable hook clasp is rhinestone set. 15 1/2". I can find no flaws. Fit for a queen.

Item: SN1-544

Price: $125.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Kramer Blue Rectangular Brooch - This reverse stepped design features light sapphire blue baguette and emerald cut rhinestones around the perimeter for two rows, and the third (inner) row is done in medium sapphire baguette and emerald cut rhinestones.  Center stone is a large emerald cut in the same medium sapphire color.  Silvertone setting, measures 1 7/8" x 1 1/2".  Signed Kramer of New York. Almost certainly manufactured by DeLizza and Elster.

Item: SP1-003

Price: $89.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Kramer Large Goldtone Leaf Brooch - Like a tailored look but want it to be noticed? This 5 1/2" x 1 1/2" brooch should do the trick! Goldtone; leaves are stirated while stems have a shiny finish. Excellent condition.

Item: SP2-159

Price: $25.00 US

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Description: Kramer Blue Green Domed Brooch - This piece features three oval bi-colored speciality stones, unusual because they are unfoiled and combine the colors of chartruese and turquoise (these stones are referred to as "Sabrina"). Around the perimeter are round stones of the same color alternating with royal blue navettes. Larger rounds and dark aurora borealis rhinestones alternate with the large ovals. About 2" in diameter and 1/2" deep. 1960's color combinations are once again in favor!

Item: SP5-181

Price: $59.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Kramer Pinwheel Brooch This approximately 2" diameter domed pin by Kramer of New York features round and clear baguette rhinestones and emerald green colored baguettes and marquises, done in a pinwheel design. Approximately .5" deep.

Item: SP5-053

Price: $75.00 US

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Description: Kramer Goldtone and Paved Silvertone Swirl Demi - This necklace, bracelet and earring set is in excellent original condition with only 1 of its over 400 stones being a replacement. Necklace has 15 links and is adjustable to 16"; bracelet has exactly the same link styling, safety chain, foldover clasp, and is 7". Clip earrings are 1 1/4" x 5/8". A top of the line set from a great company. Demis are getting harder and harder to find.

Item: SS5-171

Price: $85.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Kramer Clear Goldtone Necklace and Bracelet Set - Kramer of New York made beautiful, high quality jewelry.  This set features large clear specialty teardrop stones that are referred to as pendeloque, and they are of the very best quality, set in goldtone and accented with small clear rounds.  Necklace chain is a heavy rectangular rolo style and will accommodate a 14.5" neck.  Pendant measures about 1.5" in diameter.  Bracelet is a link style measuring 7.25" in length.  Both pieces have fold-over clasps marked Kramer.

Item: SP9-102

Price: $69.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Kramer Golden Topaz  Rhinestone and Clear Rhinestone Necklace - An example of Kramer of New York at its best.  Two rows of larger dentelle (fancy) cut golden topaz rhinestones flank a higher row of clear baguettes that run parallel and perpendicular; finished by smaller golden topaz rhinestone chatons alternating with clear baguettes around the "chain" portion of the necklace.  Fancy hook closure; 16" around and 7/8" at the widest point.

Item: SN9-109

Price: $75.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Kramer of NY Jonquil and Topaz Rhinestone Bracelet - This features a rigid center with flexible sides for an excellent fit and look. Because of the rigid portion it was difficult to measure but should fit a 7"+ wrist. Absolutely a stunning sparkler in the tradition of the top of the line pieces this company made. Brass setting (underside is quite worn); a few marquises were replaced because of chipped tips but you will have great difficulty telling which ones. Gorgeous piece.

Item: SB11-452

Price: $82.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Kramer Clear Rhinestone and Clear Aurora Borealis Bead Necklace - Set in goldtone metal, this clear rhinestone chain necklace is accented with clear aurora borealis beads and cast pave set crescent shaped pieces to add additional sparkle and movement. Rhinestone hook adjustable clasp, this will fit up to a 15 1/2" neck.

Item: SN5-495

Price: $49.50 US

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