Story

Krementz & Co. of Newark, New Jersey had a penchant for designing and producing exquisite jewelry using precious metals and gems. In business from the middle years of the 19th century, the company prided themselves on showcasing those pieces with excellent workmanship, designing and detailing took precedence.

The Art Nouveau movement afforded a firm such as Krementz to utilize their skills to the best advantage. Fluidity of form and rhythmic content was achieved with a minimalist’s use of 14k yellow gold. Larger semi-precious gems such as the square cut natural aquamarine of an estimated 1.7 carats and a small old European cut diamond of an approximate .03 carats more than adequately included a softened pastel glow without the flamboyance of excess.

The incorporation of lyrical stylized flower forms employing trefoil heads of natural freshwater pearls and sinuous curving leaves of soft yellow and teal enamel over gold provide a refreshing change from the typical.

Date: Circa 1900.

Item 16070

Krementz Art Nouveau Aquamarine Brooch

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Measurements: 1-3/16 inches (3.0 cm) in length including bale by 3/4 of an inch (1.9 cm) in width. Weight of 4.0 grams (2.6 dwt).

Hallmarks: Krementz mark; 14k.

Condition: Excellent.

Origin: American.

Note: All gemstone weights are approximated by measurement and formula and may vary from actual if removed. All gemstones and diamonds are tested in our gemological laboratory. All metals are acid tested.

Story

Krementz & Co. of Newark, New Jersey had a penchant for designing and producing exquisite jewelry using precious metals and gems. In business from the middle years of the 19th century, the company prided themselves on showcasing those pieces with excellent workmanship, designing and detailing took precedence.

The Art Nouveau movement afforded a firm such as Krementz to utilize their skills to the best advantage. Fluidity of form and rhythmic content was achieved with a minimalist’s use of 14k yellow gold. Larger semi-precious gems such as the square cut natural aquamarine of an estimated 1.7 carats and a small old European cut diamond of an approximate .03 carats more than adequately included a softened pastel glow without the flamboyance of excess.

The incorporation of lyrical stylized flower forms employing trefoil heads of natural freshwater pearls and sinuous curving leaves of soft yellow and teal enamel over gold provide a refreshing change from the typical.

Date: Circa 1900.