It is the hallmark on every one of our pieces signifying over 138 years of one family''s dedication to the fine art of jewelry making. It is the seal of the original Krementz family whose name and reputation are synonymous with quality.
For over 135 years, the Krementz family has been foremost among America''s fine jewelry manufacturers. The Krementz legacy was born in 1866 in Newark, New Jersey when George Krementz began manufacturing karat gold jewelry…fine dress sets for men and lovely necklaces, pins and earrings for women. With exquisite craftsmanship and beautiful design, Krementz Jewelry soon became the standard for quality and excellence.
Krementz adapted flawlessly to the changing fashions and styles through the years, remaining a premier jewelry manufacturer. A line of costume jewelry was added to the collection, manufactured as impeccably as its gold counterpart. By the 1970s, many collections were under the Krementz umbrella: overlay (costume) jewelry, wedding rings, 14 karat fashion jewelry, 14 karat religious jewelry, 18 karat diamond jewelry, and platinum and 18 karat colored gemstone jewelry.
In 1997, the Krementz family made a decision to go back to their roots and concentrate only in colored gemstones in 18 karat and platinum, selling the other jewelry divisions. Today, the Krementz family continues to manufacture in Newark, New Jersey under the name RICHARD KREMENTZ GEMSTONES. Richard Krementz Jr. and Richard Krementz III, the founder''s grandson and great grandson, continue their family''s fine art of jewelry making with two very distinct collections, one-of-kind colored gemstone jewelry and bridal jewelry, both in platinum and 18 karat gold. Their legacy that began in 1866 is now more apparent than ever. Each piece of jewelry made today is a testimony to uncompromising quality and superior craftsmanship, backed by a family''s century-old commitment to sheer excellence.
We bring you the world''s most dramatic colors…colors that will enchant, mesmerize and bedazzle your senses…colors so extraordinary that they will take your breath away. From Asia to Africa to South America, the Krementz family travels the globe seeking the finest exotic colored gemstones. A dazzling palette paints our collection. Come and explore some of these amazing colored gemstones. Each piece in our collection begins with an original rendering by one of our award-winning designers. Once Rick Krementz marries a design with a gemstone, talented modelmakers translate the rendering into a 3-dimensional model, skillfully hand carving it in wax or metal. Richard Krementz Gemstones has won the American Gem Trade Association''s Spectrum Award several times over the years, including the top honor, Best of Show, in 1999. The AGTA Spectrum Awards celebrate innovative and beautiful jewelry designs for natural colored gemstones and are presented to designers and manufacturers.