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Kramer NY

Kramer is a jewelry manufacturer that creates beautiful pieces similar to Weiss that are sure to catch your eye.

The jewelry is sparkling and dazzling, making it something you'll want to admire forever.

The company was founded in New York in 1943 by Louis Kramer and his brothers Morris and Harry. Their line mainly features stunning Swarovski rhinestone jewelry, ranging from low-priced to high-priced items to target a wide array of customers.


Additionally, you'll find Lucite, glass that imitates natural stones, and colored pearls incorporated into their designs. Personally, I believe that pieces using opal stones have wonderful color tones and are absolutely stunning.

There are also some pieces that use saphirine, which is rare and adds to the uniqueness of the collection.

Beautiful Swarovski crystals come in gorgeous colors.

The more expensive pieces were signed with "Kramer" or "Kramer NY," while the cheaper ones only had paper tags.


Kramer's jewelry from the 1950s was known for its diversity and is still highly sought after by collectors.  Kramer's designs included a variety of motifs such as abstract patterns, geometric shapes, figures of animals and insects, and crowns. One novel method used by Kramer was covering the rhinestones with a black net before setting them on the stones, which surprised many women.

At this time, a series named "Golden Look" will be released. The series uses beautiful plate technology and rhinestones to resemble real gold.


In the 1950s, Christian Dior was impressed by the beautiful jewelry pieces and their high quality created by Kramer. Consequently, Kramer was invited to design jewelry for Christian Dior. Jewelry pieces that are signed "Kramer for C. Dior" or "Dior by Kramer" are highly sought after and command very high prices.


During the 1960s, a series of jewelry called "Diamond Look" was released. These days, we can find many elegant and gorgeous pieces of jewelry that are often made with beautiful ice silver plates and studded with rhinestones. At our store, we introduce these pieces as "bridal jewelry" and they are quite popular.


One of the most remarkable jewelry collections of the 1960s is the Amourelle line, which was created in 1963. The designer behind this masterpiece was Frank Hess, who was then working as the main designer for Haskell. The jewelry pieces are signed "Amourelle" and are considered very rare and expensive today.

The Frank Hess design is signed on a cute heart plate.

This is a later work by Kramer. Probably influenced by Frank Hess.

In the 1970s, Kramer shut the door. The stunning set of rhinestones, which sparkle brilliantly, captivates collectors, and their value increases year after year.

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