Every space is completely encrusted in crystal clear and sparkly rhinestones, or rich ruby red glass heart stones. This set has so much. Brilliance, you will be mesmerized by the sparkle! As I have found in Dior by Kramer sets that I have owned, the pieces are hallmarked in a variety of marks, including Christian Dior by Kramer, Kramer of New York, Kramer, Christian Dior, and other variations.In this instance, the Choker/Necklace is hallmarked Christian Dior by Kramer behind the focal AND Kramer of New York. The Bracelet and the Earrings are hallmarked Christian Dior by Kramer. Finding Christian Dior pieces made by Kramer are rare to begin with, and to find a Parure is considered to be coveted and highly collectible. 14 3/4 L with a. Bracelet 7 1/4 L x 5/8 W. Earrings measure 1 3/8 L. A little bit of history on Christian Dior by Kramer Jewelry. Founded in New York City at the height of World War II, Kramer Jewelry Creations produced intricate and artistic pieces out of gilt metal, rhinestone, glass and enamel. Louis Kramer, who started the company in 1943, was later joined by his brothers, Morris and Harry, as he tapped into the burgeoning costume-jewelry market. All aspects of the business took place in New York City, so the pieces were marked Kramer, Kramer N. Or Kramer of New York. With the help of his siblings, Louis Kramer managed the production of his jewelry line, and was hands-on when it came to the design and integrity of the final product. In fact, Kramer designed many of his company's most exuberant pieces and parures. Kramer seemed to favor flowers, particularly organic-looking floral designs made with colored enamel or gilt petals and leaves. Some of these flower brooches had rhinestones set in trembling centers. Kramer also made pieces dripping with rhinestones in vibrant colors like blue, red, and topaz, as well as geometric patterns and animal figures.
When Christian Dior introduced his exaggerated, feminine New Look in 1947, the fashion designer did not shy away from romantic, showy, costume-jewelry counterparts using ostentatious amounts of fake gems, including Swarovski crystals. In the 1950s and'60s, Kramer was tapped to produce this costume jewelry for Christian Diorthose pieces are marked "Christian Dior by Kramer, " Dior by Kramer, or Kramer for Dior. Kramer's ornate Dior pieces, with their cascading Swarovski aurora borealis, petal-shaped pastes, and baroque faux pearls, built upon the company's obsession with craftsmanship and organic, romantic design, achieving a high level of elegance and sophistication in the process. But the collaboration with Dior, however fruitful, was not enough to keep Kramer from closing its doors in the 1970s.
Today, complete parures, particularly those produced for Dior, are considered the most collectible Kramers. _gsrx_vers_811 GS 7.0.9 (811). The item "Vtg CHRISTIAN DIOR by KRAMER Ruby Red Heart Rhinestone Necklace Bracelet Earring" is in sale since Saturday, June 2, 2018.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Designer, Signed\Sets". The seller is "thedealhuntress" and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.