Krementz Mistletoe & Crescent Moon Brooch
Oh no! Oh, yes…they know when you’ve been sleeping so it’s best to prepare in a timely fashion for what is to come. What better way to celebrate the festivities than with this gem of an American treasure from the Edwardian years.
The mistletoe motif, signifying a token of affection and love is often seen in jewelry around the turning of the 19th century. Not just presented around the holidays, it was traditionally given to a bride as a sign of luck and fidelity. Here it is realized in precious metals and gems by one of the renowned names in the design and production of American jewelry, Krementz & Co. of Newark, New Jersey. Nestled within the curve of a 14k yellow gold crescent moon punctuated with twenty-five (25) graduated in size natural seed pearls rests an enamel and gold spring of mistletoe kissed with five (5) single and transitional cut diamonds sprinkled about. She who wears this brooch no harm shall befall – only a kiss, a token of love.
Measurements: 15/16 of an inch (2.5 cm) in width by 7/8 of an inch (2.3 cm) in height. Weight of 4.3 grams (2.8 dwt).
Hallmarks: Krementz maker’s mark; 14k.
Date & Origin: Circa 1910 and is American in origin.