KREMENTZ Late Victorian 14kt Emerald 4-Stone Bangle Bracelet
Not many people are aware that Newark, New Jersey was a major hub for the manufacture of jewelry from the late 1800's until the 1950's. One of the leading companies, Krementz & Company, has an early history that dates back to 1866. Their pieces are quite sought after and still remain highly collectible today.
This beautiful bangle bracelet from the Late Victorian (ca1900) period is a wonderful example of the Krementz & Company talent! This stunning piece is crafted in 14kt rose gold and holds four gorgeous emeralds that line the front surface. The stones are bezel set in an open back setting, and display stunning vibrant green hues with facets that catch the light beautifully with every turn. The entire surface adorns a smoothly polished rose gold finish, which perfectly compliments the gorgeous green gemstones. The bracelet is hinged and fastens with a push clasp and safety latch on the side, and stamped inside is a "14" gold purity mark beside the signature Krementz hallmark. An absolutely stunning bracelet, it would make a fabulous addition to any collection!
Measurements: The inside of the bracelet (where a wrist would rest) measures approximately 2 1/4" wide and approximately 1 7/8" tall. The front surface is approximately 3/8" wide and 1/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no serious damage to the gold setting and all four stones are intact, and securely set. The push clasp and safety latch are intact and in good working condition. There are some very minor indents to the surface of the bangle, including one at the top edge of the front surface, one near the push clasp and a few tiny ones on the back. Due to their location and size, they are not noticeable when worn. Additionally, the tongue of the clasp is slightly loose, however, the safety latch allows for secure wear; when worn, it is important that the safety latch is used to prevent the bracelet from becoming unclasped.