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I can't say enough about Krementz, but I'll try not to go overboard here. Krementz was first established by a group of investors with the objective of producing FINE jewelry.
Krementz was known for their real look costume jewelry. Krementz Co. started making men's stud and collar buttons in late 1884 and sometime in the early 1930s they then started making women's jewelry after the collar button went out of style. They produced jewelry mainly studs and collar buttons with the mark of "Krementz" in block lettering starting in 1884. They continued to use the mark at a later date for women's jewelry. The mark of a "umbrella" with double curved handle was first used to mark items in 1896. "Krementz =" in script is their current mark. Their process of high pressure welded rolled gold overlay is one of the best in the business. The costume jewelry was made to look like the real thing and this makes Krementz jewelry fairly easy to recognize to the trained eye and highly collectable. The company is now owned and operated by "The Colibri Group" and continues to produce "Krementz" along with "Van Dell" jewelry.
Since I'm a NJ girl originally, I've come across much Krementz in my day. They were located in Newark, NJ. Krementz produced a line of 10k and 14k gold jewelry set with pearls and precious stones in late Victorian and Art Nouveau styles. I've many Krementz ads from old magazines which I plan on posting here. Their advertisements claimed that their 14k gold overlay was thirty times as thick as the gold in ordinary costume jewelry. I can attest to the quality...I have a private collection of Krementz that seems to withstand the hands of time...

Krementz was never inexpensively priced...I've ads that show that in the 50's necklaces were between $20 and 30 dollars! Advertisements show their most famous line of jewelry which is their golden roses motif.

Krementz also produced a line of jewelry called DIANA which is a hard find these days. Click here to view the hallmarks. I'm always excited when I come across the REAL vintage Krementz... from their first 40 years or so in business. I've seen THE most beautiful Art Deco period pieces as well as Nouveau by Krementz and I don't often come across them.

Krementz and Van Dell, two of my favorite jewelry companies have been purchased by The Colibri Group of Providence, RI. Krementz jewelry is still being made under the Krementz name and I've been told their Newark NJ plant is still in production.

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M308 Krementz 14kt Nouveau Tourmaline Stickpin...$73.00
Antique 14kt Art Nouveau Tourmaline Stickpin marked Krementz. This is a stunning piece with a small Tourmaline bezel set in an Art Nouveau openworked design. Excellent condition. Measures 2-3/4" x 3/8". An heirloom piece!
M308 Price: $105.00

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S325 Krementz Silver Leaf Cultured Pearl Brooch and Earrings...$28.00
Krementz Silver Leaf Cultured Pearl Brooch and Earrings. Brushed finish to the silvertone with a single cultured pearl in the middle of each piece. The curled leaf brooch measures 2"x 1". The screwback earrings measure 1" x 1/2". Excellent condition. c late 1960s.
S325 Price: $28.00

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NS618 Vintage Krementz Sagittarius Archer 14kt gold overlay Pendant W German ... $37.00
Vintage Krementz 1970's Sagittarius Archer (November 22 - December 21) 14kt Gold Overlay Pendant. Marked Krementz W. Germany. This is a cut out kneeling archer aiming his arrow. The pendant measures 3/4" x 5/8" without the o ring. The chain is also marked Krementz and measures 18". Excellent condition.
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NS589 Late 1960s Krementz Cultured Pearl and Forge Me Not 14ktg Overlay Pendant in original box...$55
Late 1960s Krementz Cultured Pearl and Forget Me Not 14kt gold overlay Pendant in original box with paper (How to care for Krementz Jewelry). The chain measures about 17" and the pendant 3/4" without the bale x 5/8" wide. A beautiful gift! Never worn.
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NS512 Vintage Krementz 14kt Gold Overlay Locket  - New Old Stock...46.00
Vintage Krementz 14kt Gold Overlay Locket - New Old Stock on Original card with original price of $50.00 c 1970's. The locket is ready for engraving! It has a matte finish and the bail is highly polished in contrast. There are no photo inserts...just a place for your pics. The locket measures 7/8" x 5/7" without the bail. The bail measures another 3/8". The chain measures 18". Think gift!
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NS512 Price: $60.00

NS511 Vintage Krementz Sterling Silver Gemini Medal/Pendant - New Old Stock...$34.00
Vintage Krementz Sterling Silver Gemini Medal/Pendant - New Old Stock - On original card with original price of $30.00 from 1970's. Cut out design with the twins in a matte silver finish with the outer rim a polished silver. The pieces measures 1-1/4" in diameter. There is no chain and no Krementz box. This came on a display tray. May 21 - June 21 Birthday.
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NS511 Price: $35.00

NS509 Vintage Krementz Sagittarius 14kt Gold Overlay Pendant, New Old Stock...$37.00
Vintage Krementz Sagittarius 14kt Gold Overlay Pendant, New Old Stock on original card with original price of $40.00 from 1970s. The pendant measures 7/8" x 7/8" without the bail and it hangs on an 18" chain. Sagittarius Nov 22 - Dec 31. Great gift idea!
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NS509 Price: $50.00

NS508 Vintage Krementz Caged Genuine Tiger Eye 14kt Gold Overlay Pendant...$42.00
Vintage Krementz Caged Genuine Tiger Eye 14kt Gold Overlay Pendant. New Old Stock on original card with an original price tag of $37.50 from 1970s. The Krementz foil tag at the top has been torn off and there is no Krementz box. The Tiger Eye is caged and measures 7/8" x 1/4". 18" chain.
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NS508 Price: $42.00

NS504 Vintage Krementz Genuine Opal 14kt Gold Overlay Pendant - New Old Stock...$60.00
Vintage Krementz Genuine Opal 14kt Gold Overlay Pendant - New Old Stock - on original card with an original price tag of $55.00 c 1970s. No Krementz box. Two small Opal cabochons, one round and fiery and one larger oval more milky in color. Very dainty measuring in at 5/8" x 1/2". 18" chain. Love this one!
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NS504 Price: $60.00

NS503 Vintage Krementz Genuine Jade 14kt Gold Overlay Pendant - New Old Stock...$30.00
Vintage Krementz Genuine Jade 14kt Gold Overlay Pendant - New Old Stock - On original card with original price of $42.50 c 1970s. The Krementz tag is missing as is the genuine paper tag that is on some of the other items. This came on a display tray so there is no Krementz box with it. The jade piece is inside a swirling cage and measures 3/4" x 1/4" with an 18" chain.
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NS503 Price: $50.00

NS488 Krementz 1980's 14kt Gold Overlay and Simulated Pearl Slide Necklace...$37.00
Krementz 1980's 14kt Gold Overlay and Simulated Pearl Slide Necklace. This has never been worn. The chain measures 32" and has a slide that makes this from a choker into a necklace. Really beautiful. Marked with the Krementz mark...not the words. Mint condition.
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NS488 Price: $52.00

NS456 Krementz 1970's 14kt Gold Overlay Neffertiti Pendant....$42.00
Krementz 1970's W. Germany 14kt Gold Overlay Neffertiti Pendant. The pendant is round with 7/8" in diameter with a raised Neffertiti. The chain measures 18" long with a lobster claw catch. Excellent condition in original box. Not a common Krementz piece!
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NS456 Price: $60.00

NS368 Krementz Pink Quartz Cultured Pearl Y Necklace...$60.00
Krementz New With Tag Pink Quartz and Pearl Y Choker. Original price $57.50. Two 3/4" long Pink Quartz beads with two cultured pearls on either side of the beads with rolled gold overlay chain that joins with another small cultured pearl to form the Y. One round Pink Quartz bead hangs on the end with one cultured pearl on both sides. Measures 17" before the joining - the chain dangle is another 2".
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NS368 Price: $60.00

NS309 Vintage Krementz limited edition gold overlay chain choker...$33.00
Vintage Krementz limited edition gold overlay chain choker which measures 14-3/4" long. It consists of 5 gold cylinders each measuring 3/4" long connected with gold links. Gorgeous piece in excellent condition. Marked Krementz on the O ring.
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NS309 Price: $37.00

NS226 Krementz Freshwater Pearl and Lapis choker...$28.00
Krementz delicate Fresh Water Pearl and Lapis Bead Choker. Strung on a very delicate chain... measures 15". Marked Krementz on the O ring. Don't know if this is from the 14kt line or not, but if not it's certainly the best in Krementz quality.. Excellent condition. VIEW THE CLOSE-UP.
NS226 Price: $28.00

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PS996 Krementz 1965 Gold Florentine Finish  Leaf and Fly Pin...$52
Krementz 1965 14kt Gold Overlay Florentine Finish Leaf with Enamel and Coral Fly Brooch in original box. Beautifully detailed with fine lined texture and etched veins. The Pin curls with the center being sunken in and there is an attached blue winged, green body enamel fly with a coral bead for a head. Measures 2" x 1-5/8". Excellent condition. The box has an issue - see the pic. Seems someone made a mess of removing a label? This is a hard to find Krementz item. You mostly see these leaf pins with a ladybug!
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PS996 Price: $52.00

PS986 1967 Krementz Forget-Me-Not Enamel & Cultured Pearl Hat Pin...$52
1967 Krementz Forget-Me-Not Enamel & Cultured Pearl Hat Pin. I've seen many Krementz pieces with these flowers and pearls but very few hats! It's so sweet! Two blue enameled flowers and two sets of green leaves with three cultured pearls sit at the back of the brushed rolled gold overlay hat, right above the two ribbons. Measures 1-1/2"' x 7/8". Excellent condition.
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PS986 Price: $52.00

PS868 Krementz 1968 Ivory 14kt Gold Overlay Pin...$34.00
Krementz 1968 Ivory 14kt Gold Overlay Pin. Two carved Ivory Flowers with orange yellow centers. The smaller flower shows some wear to this center as the picture shows. The pin measures 2-3/8" x 1". Very good condition.
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PS868 Price: $34.00

PS851 Vintage Krementz Pink Water Pearl and Genuine Ruby 14kt Gold Overlay Pin...$64.00
Vintage Krementz Pink Water Pearl and Genuine Ruby 14kt Gold Overlay Pin. New Old Stock. c 1980s. Original price on card $60.00. Ever so delicate! This is a beauty. Measures 1" x 1/2". No box, came on a display tray.
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PS851 Price: $70.00

PS850 Vintage Krementz Natural Color Freshwater Cultured Pearl and Genuine Ruby 14kt Gold Overlay Pin...$64.00
Vintage Krementz Natural Color Freshwater Cultured Pearl and Genuine Ruby 14kt Gold Overlay Pin. New Old Stock. c 1980s. Original price on card $60.00. This is a beauty! Measures 1-1/2" x 1/4". No box, came on a display tray.
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PS850 Price: $70.00

PS848 Vintage Krementz Fresh Water Cultured Pearl & Genuine Sapphire 14kt Gold Overlay Pin...$60.00
Vintage Krementz Fresh Water Cultured Pearl & Genuine Sapphire 14kt Gold Overlay Pin. New Old Stock...on Card with original price of $65.00 from 1980. No box since this came on a display tray. Beautiful! Measures 1-1/2" x 5/8".
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PS848 Price: $70.00

PS847 Vintage Krementz Cultured Pearl 14kt Gold Overlay Pin, new old stock on original card....$73.00
Vintage Krementz Cultured Pearl 14kt Gold Overlay Pin, new old stock on original card. Original price in 1980 was $75.00. Two beautiful Cultured pearls serve as flowers for this pin. The pin measures 1-1/2" x 1/2". There is no box for this since it came on a display tray.
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PS847 Price: $80.00

PS841 Krementz Diana Rose Gold Overlay Brooch...$46.00
Krementz "Diana" Rose Gold Overlay Brooch. Krementz Designs became quite popular during the 1950s. The popular 10k gold line "Diana" sold in department stores like Macys and Gimbels. This pin has a rose gold rose with yellow gold stem and leaves. Measures 2-3/4" x 1-1/2". Excellent condition. Diana pieces are hard to find now.
PS841 Price: $46.00

PS793 1960's Krementz Brushed Rolled Gold Overlay Floral Cultured Pearl Pin...$46.00
1960's Krementz Brushed Rolled Gold Overlay Floral Cultured Pearl Pin. It measures 1-3/4" x 1-1/2" and it is in excellent condition.
PS793 Price: $46.00

PS788 Vintage Smaller 14kt Rolled Gold Overlay Horseshoe Pin with Enamel Four Leaf Clover...$34.00
Vintage Smaller 14kt Rolled Gold Overlay Horseshoe Pin with Enamel Four Leaf Clover and Cultured Pearl. This pin is small measuring only 3/4" x 5/8". Four leaves each with green enamel and large cultured pearl in the center. Excellent condition. Hard to find piece!
PS788 Price: $34.00

PS652 Vintage Krementz Yellow & Rose Gold Swirl Pin...$19.00
Vintage 1960s Krementz Yellow & Rose Gold Swirl Pin. Rose Gold Overlay with alternating circles of rose gold and yellow gold. Measures 1-3/8" in diameter in excellent condition.
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PS652 Price: $12.00

PS605 Krementz Contemporary Enamel Bird Pin...$28.00
Krementz 1980s Enamel Bird Pin. Silver overlay setting with silver overlay with green,yellow & blue enameling. Green Rhinestone eye. Measures 1-3/4" x 2-1/4" wide. Excellent condition.
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PS605 Price: $28.00

PS576 Krementz Vintage Filigree Circle Pin...$16.00
Krementz Vintage Filigree Circle Pin just waiting for you to engrave it! This pin was made for your initials or name but has nothing on it yet. The center is polished and is framed in filigree. Rolled gold overlay. Measures 1-3/8" in diameter. Excellent condition. Sorry about the pic, it's the reflection of the gold on the scanner.
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PS576 Price: $12.00

PS549 Krementz 14kt Gold Overlay Circle Pin with Enameled Pink Rosebuds and Green Leaves...$55.00
Krementz 14kt Gold Overlay Circle Pin with Enameled Pink Rosebuds and Green Leaves. This is MIB, never worn. Measures 1-1/4" in diameter. Alone with the pink rosebuds and green leaves is a textured gold highlighting on this pin. Very pretty! Original paper in box as well.
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PS549 Price: $42.00

PS287 Krementz Florentine Wing butterfly Pin...$42.00
c 1970's Krementz 14kt gold overlay Butterfly with florentine finish wings and a green marquis shaped glass stone for the body. A crystal is set into the head. Measures 1-1/4" in diameter. Excellent condition.
PS287 Price: $42.00

PS259 Krementz Silver RS Leaf Pin...$38.00
Krementz Silver Leaf Pin accented with handset crystals. Measures 2" x 1-3/4". Ever so slight bend to the pin arm, otherwise, it's in excellent condition.
PS259 Price: $34.00

PS238 Textured 14kt Gold Overlay Pin Multi Colored RS/Pearl..$42.00
Krementz Brooch measuring 1-1/2" in diameter. Features multi-colored pronged rhinestones and cultured pearls. 14kt gold overlay. Excellent condition.
PS238 Price: $42.00

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ES368 1950s Etched Leaf Dangling Crystal Screwback Earrings...$37.00
Krementz 1950's (seen in 1953 Krementz advertisement)Silver Etched Leaf Dangling Crystal Screwback Earrings. 14kt white gold overlay. Two etched leaves at the top of four prong set round crystals. Two thin silver wires sway back and forth and at the bottom are one marquis shaped crystal and one round. These hang down about 1-1/2" from the lobe but the actually measure 1-3/4". Excellent condition.
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ES368 Price: $37.00

ES356 Krementz 1950s Leaf and Floral Clear Rhinestone Dangle Screwback Earrings...$28
Krementz 1950's Leaf and Floral Clear Crystal Dangle Screwback Earrings. Beautiful. Prong set marquis shaped Crystals surround a round crystal in the center. This flower hangs down from a large and small silver leaf at the top. They hang down 1-3/8" and the flower measures 5/8" in diameter. Excellent condition.
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ES356 Price: $28.00

ES319 Vintage Krementz 14kt gold Overlay Topaz Pierced 14kt Gold Post Earrings...$46.00
Vintage Krementz 14kt gold Overlay Topaz Pierced 14kt Gold Post Earrings on original card priced at $45.00 from 1970. NEW Old Stock. Topaz cabs measure 6mm x 4mm. These came on a display tray so there is no card.
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ES319 Price: $37.00

ES314 Krementz 1980s New Old Stock Hammered Pierced Wire Earrings in original box...$46.00
Krementz 1980s New Old Stock Hammered Pierced Wire Earrings in original box with original price of $32.50. These are stunning! The original papers in the box state that beautiful Krementz pieces was created by hand for you. 14kt Gold Overlay. These are rose colored gold. They measure 1-1/2" x 1/2".
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ES314 Price: $46.00

ES313 Vintage Rare 1970's Krementz 14kt Gold Overlay Limoges Frances Painted Screwback Earrings...$60.00
Vintage Rare 1970's Krementz 14kt Gold Overlay Limoges Frances Painted Screwback Earrings. New Old Stock on original card with original retail price of $55.00. These are Lovers - A man and a woman sitting next to each other in early 1900's clothing. Filigree setting. These hang down 1-1/4" x 3/4". These are beautiful!
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ES313 Price: $64.00

ES277 1961 Krementz Cultured Pearl Heart Screwback Earrings...$24.00
1961 Krementz Cultured Pearl Heart Screwback Earrings. The Florentine finish heart with the Pearl is outlined by another heart in shiny rolled gold overlay. Measures 1-1/4" in diameter. Excellent condition.
ES277 Price: $24.00

ES265 Krementz 14kt Gold Post & Cubic Zirconium  Dangle Earrings NIB...$34.00
Krementz 14kt Gold Post & Cubic Zirconium Dangle Earrings NIB. Marquis shaped prong set CZ's with 14kt gold overlay dangles. These are new in box and have the original price tag of 47.50.
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ES265 Price: $60.00

ES164 Krementz 14ktg overlay Tiger Eye SB Earrings...$24.00
Krementz 14kt Gold Overlay Tiger Eye Gemstone Dangle Screwback Earrings. The screwback has a gold ball at the top, and a oval shaped gold bead and then the tiger eye stone with a gold ball at the bottom. These measure 1-1/8" long and the tiger eye is 1/4" wide. Excellent condition. The cut of the stone has more of a 'striped' effect unlike the other pair I have listed.
ES164 Price: $24.00

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BS246 1970's Krementz 14kt  Rolled Gold Overlay Bracelet with Florentine Finish in original box...$46.00
1970's Krementz 14kt Rolled Gold Overlay Bracelet with Florentine Finish in original box. Six oval links with shiny rolled gold overlay in the inner edge and around the outer edges with a Florentine finish in the center. The bracelet measures 7" x 3/4". Very good condition.
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BS167 Vintage 70's Krementz Rolled Gold Overlay Satin Finished Bracelet...$43.00
Vintage 70's Krementz Rolled Gold Overlay Florentine Bracelet. There are convex hollowed half ovals...that link to half circle gold beads with no satin finish. The bracelet measures 7-1/2" x 5/8". Foldover clasp that is marked Krementz. In excellent condition.
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BS133 Krementz 14kt gold overlay dainty chain link bracelet...$22.00
Krementz 14kt gold overlay dainty chain link bracelet. This is so sweet! Measures 7-1/4" long x 1/16" wide. Safety catch with O ring marked Krementz and another undetectable stamp. 14kt? Not sure. Each tiny link has a hammered look. In excellent condition.
BS133 Price: $22.00

BS016 Krementz Gold Weave Bracelet....$34.00
Looks like 14k! But that is why Krementz jewelry is so great... their rolled gold process. This bracelet has one row of what appears to be three rows of rectangular links forming a weave pattern. The side links have a florentine finish and the center row is a shiny, satin finish. There is a push in clasp, but the safety chain has been removed and can easily have one put on. (I personally find them annoying, though I'm not guilty of removing this one!) Measures 7-1/2" and is in excellent condition!
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BS016 Price: $64.00

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