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Vintage rhinestone brooch and earrings, Karu Arke, greens and blues.

Whoa. This set is breathtaking! With all the best features of Karu Arke, here we have a large brooch, actually a "circle pin", with matching large ear clips. The brooch is 1.75", and almost .50" in depth. There is a rolling locking pin back, and the colors are spectacular:
peridot green, soft emerald green, along with aquamarine. The twelve large stones are .25" across, prong set in a claw setting, which is most secure, and each large stone is accented with tiny aquamarine rhinestones, 24 in all. Set in gold toned metal, very good vintage condition.
The matching earrings are 1.75" x .75" x almost .50" in depth. This is the large size of Karu Arke earrings, and they have an exaggerated curve, to beautifully frame your face. Each earring has five large stones in peridot green, soft emerald green and aquamarine, four medium sized rhinestones in aquamarine, and the inside curve is accented with 7 small rhinestones, again, in aquamarine. I have photographed them in daylight, no flash, against backgrounds of taupe, ivory and black.

Let me give you a brief history on Karu Arke. Karu is believed to be the collaboration of Kaufman and Ruderman in the 1940s in New York City. Their jewelry was produced through the 1970s. The Karu mark was first used in the 1940s, the Karu Arke mark was used by 1954 - possibly earlier.

It does not take long, when you collect vintage jewelry, to have favorites that you love to acquire, and Karu Arke has quickly zoomed to the top of my list. I do love the history of the items, but let me assure you, the more I learn, the more I realize I have merely scratched the surface…

Vintage Rhinestone Brooch and Earrings, Karu Arke, greens and blues


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  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: rhinestones, prong set, gold toned metal, rolling locking pin back, ear clips
  • Only ships within United States.
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  • Favorited by: 25 people