Very Good (the earrings are not symmetrical, but keep in mind that they were hand made)
White glass pearl petals are embellished with tiny pale-blue-glass pearls and sapphire-blue-blown-glass beads in these elegant French 1950s earrings. Though unsigned, the mountings of concentric circles, the style of ear clips and the quality of the beads are unmistakable signs of Louis Rousselet’s hand. These earrings would look lovely withfor daytime, evening or bridal/wedding/prom wear. I have additional pieces by this outstanding maker — scroll down to see them.
Four strands of glass pearls with ruby, sapphire, emerald and amethyst blown-glass-bead and rhinestone-rondelle accents form this stunning 1950s necklace and earrings set by the incomparable French maker Louis Rousselet. (In case you aren't familiar with his work, you need to know that he was regarded as the premier faux pearl maker in the first half of the 20th century.) The necklace closes with a tongue-in-groove clasp adorned with pearls and colored beads. The matching earrings are clip-backs. Fnding a Rousselet-signed piece is incredibly rare (most had only signed paper hang tags), which makes this necklace with matching earrings all the more extraordinary!
Graduated beads in a soft green glass with swirls of color form this two-strand French 1950s necklace that is undoubtedly by Louis Rousselet. (As you may know, few of his pieces were signed directly on the jewelry – instead, a paper hang tag was used.) The clasp, which is the type he typically used, is topped with his well-known button-shaped bead. This necklace from my personal collection was recently professionally restrung. And best of all, I actually have a pair of Art Deco earrings with matching green glass beads – scroll down to see them. These pieces look fabulous together!
This 1920s French Art Deco necklace is formed with jade and ivory Galalith inter-locking barrels, pale jade glass beads, and brass spacers strung on chain. Though unsigned, the beads and necklace design are unmistakably by Louis Rousselet. This piece, which is known as a puzzle necklace, closes with a screw-in beehive clasp. I have two pairs of jade bead Art Deco earrings that look fabulous with this necklace – scroll down to see them.
These clip-back 1950s French earrings by Louis Rousselet feature faux pearls in various sizes, with accents of ruby, sapphire, emerald and amethyst blown glass leaves and rhinestone rondelles. Though unsigned, these earrings match a signed necklace and earrings set that I have moved from my personal collection to offer for sale. The ear clips are another clue to the maker. Louis Rousselet was the premier faux pearl and bead maker in the first half of the 20th century. These earrings are a beautiful example of his work.
This elegant French necklace in the style of Louis Rousselet has elongated faux baroque pearls separated by clusters of small, round faux pearls and blue-glass beads. It has an adjustable hook-and-tail closure. I have other pieces by and in the style of this maker -- scroll down to see them.
Large emerald-art-glass-swirled nuggets with Russian-gold end-caps are separated by round and melon-shaped emerald-glass beads, rhinestone rondelles and small bead spacers in this classic necklace by Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell. This opera-length beauty closes with a box clasp topped with rose montées. This necklace is versatile and timeless!
Graduated melon-shaped emerald-green glass beads with green-glass spacers and rhinestone rondelles form this statement piece. It has substantial weight, is a stunning color and was made to be worn in a single long (30") strand. This necklace was recently professionally restrung without a clasp.
This elegant French Art Deco necklace is fashioned from glass baroque pearls and onyx-glass beads hand-wired onto gilt metal panels connected with swags of small onyx-glass beads and faux pearls. The beads on the panels look like flowers. This piece closes with a screw-barrel clasp. This necklace would make a lovely accessory for a bridal, wedding, prom or other special occasion outfit.