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Louis Rousselet Jewelry

This fine collection of Louis Rousselet jewelry includes necklaces, earrings, brooches, and parures made in France from the 1920s through the 1950s. His pieces were usually signed only with a paper hang tag. Jewelry with the L.R. mark is rare, but you will find a few signed pieces here. Rousselet manufactured glass and Galalith beads and faux pearls that he used in his own designs and also sold worldwide. Because his components and findings have a distinctive look, in some cases I have been able to attribute particular works to him. When in doubt, I have added a question mark to his name as “Maker”. Read more about Louis Rousselet.

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    Baroque Pearl French 1950s Earrings

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    Small round, cream-colored glass pearls surrounding a large baroque pearl in the same hue form these 1950s French ear clips. Though these earrings are unsigned, the construction (especially the ear clip mechanism) and materials are consistent with those used by Louis Rousselet. (His pieces were usually only signed with paper hang tags.) These earrings would make a lovely accessory for daytime, evening or bridal/wedding/prom wear.

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    Green Bead 2-Strand French 1950s Necklace

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    Graduated glass beads in a soft-green with swirls of color form this two-strand French 1950s necklace. I think it was made 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 pendant earrings with matching green-glass beads – scroll down to see them. These pieces look fabulous together!

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  • Sautoir necklace and earrings set with grey and white pearls
    Louis Rousselet pearl sautoir and earrings set
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    Grey & White Pearl Sautoir Necklace & Earrings Set by Louis Rousselet for Chanel

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    This sautoir necklace and earrings set is a stunning Art Deco-style creation made with faux grey and white pearls for Coco Chanel’s boutique in 1948-1952. The white pearls are round; the grey, tear-drop shaped. The fringe pendant is capped with a rondelle. I bought this set for my personal collection from Ginger Moro, author of European Designer Jewelry and Rousselet expert. This set appears on page 67. The necklace broke when I wore it to my favorite nephew’s wedding. When I had it professionally restrung at a slightly shorter length, my jeweler created a bracelet. I’m including it with the purchase of this fabulous set.

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  • French Art Deco necklace in jade & ivory Galalith by Louis Rousselet
    Louis Rousselel Art Deco puzzle necklace
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    Jade Bead & Ivory Galalith 1920s Puzzle Necklace by Louis Rousselet

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    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. Scroll down to see jade bead Art Deco earrings that look fabulous with this necklace as well as another version of it with sapphire beads.

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    Jade Bead 1950s Dangling Earrings by Louis Rousselet

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    Clusters of jade-green-glass barrel-shaped beads cascade in these delightful 1950s French ear clips. The color is a vibrant dark-apple green, with striations on some of the beads.  Though unsigned, these earrings feature the same style of ear clip typically used by Louis Rousselet. What’s more significant is the way the earrings are constructed: on the backs we see the flower-shaped links to which the beads are wired, a unique trait of this maker’s work. (Note that he typically signed his pieces with only a paper hang tag.) These earrings are perfect for any occasion.

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    Pastel Art Glass French 1950s Dangling Earrings

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    These 1950s French ear clips feature pale pink, green and blue art-glass beads that dangle on chains suspended from a pink glass button. The pastel-colored beads in different shapes and sizes have white striations. These earrings are lovely and versatile, and have lots of movement. Though unsigned, this pair resembles pieces made by Louis Rousselet, especially with the glass button at the earlobe and the high-quality of the beads. I am not certain, however, because of the style of the ear clip.

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  • Blown glass earrings by Louis Rousselet
    1950s Louis Rousselet earrings
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    Pearl & Blown Glass Bead 1950s Pendant Earrings by Louis Rousselet

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    These blown glass ear clips have clusters of beads in greens, purples, and reds, along with pearls. This pair was made by Louis Rousselet, according to Ginger Moro (the author of European Designer Jewelry and a Rousselet expert). Though marked “Charlin” on the ear clips, these pendants are “a re-issue of an earlier design from the ’50s using vintage glass beads and pearls”, stated Moro in correspondence, when I bought these earrings from her. The colors and design make this pair very versatile and easy to wear for day or evening.

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    Pearl & Blown Glass Flower French 1950s Earrings

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    Clusters of tiny faux pearls with blown-glass flowers and leaves form these 1950s ear clips. The design and style of the beads remind me of the work of the French maker Louis Rousselet, although the earring backs are not the same as those he typically used. However, the findings I’m familiar with would have been too small for this creation. Please note that although these earrings are not mirror images, the lack of symmetry – which is not unusual in hand-strung pieces – does not detract from their lovely appearance. What a great choice for a bride!

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    Pearl & Emerald Glass Bead French 1950s Brooch

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    Glass pearls and emerald-green-blown-glass beads are hand-wired onto gilt metal in this 1950s French brooch with a trombone clasp. This beautiful three-dimensional piece is in the style of Louis Rousselet. Note that his work was usually signed only with a paper hang tag, so most of his surviving pieces remain unsigned. This spectacular brooch is right for day or evening wear. For a unique look, how about wearing this piece on a wedding gown? Scroll down to see French earrings from the same period and probably the same maker.

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    Pearl Basket French 1950s Dangle Earrings

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    A basket of glass pearls suspended from a large, single pearl dangle in these lovely 1950s French ear clips. Each pendant is held in place by a cluster of glass pearls mounted on a round, white-metal filigree back. This part is designed to adorn the earlobe. These charming earrings, though unsigned, have the traditional French filigree back and ear clip used by Louis Rousselet. (His pieces were typically signed with only a paper hang tag.) These earrings are as perfect for a wedding, prom, or special occasion as they are for everyday wear. Add a single strand of pearls and look extraordinary!

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    Pearl Cluster French 1950s Dangle Earrings

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    These stunning 1950s ear clips have clusters of glass pearls wired together to resemble a bunch of grapes. They are suspended from a large glass-pearl button mounted on a white-metal filigree back. Though unsigned, these earrings have the traditional filigree back, ear clip mechanism, and button-bead at the earlobe typically used by Louis Rousselet. Moreover, the unusual shape of the pearls could only have been made by someone of his caliber. (Note that Rousselet pieces were typically signed only with a paper hang tag.) These beautiful earrings are right for day, evening or bridal/ wedding/prom wear. Scroll down to see a gorgeous brooch with similar pearls and emerald blown-glass.

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    Pearl, Gemstone Bead & Rondelle 1950s Earrings by Louis Rousselet

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    These 1950s French ear clips by Louis Rousselet feature faux pearls in various sizes, with accents of ruby, sapphire, emerald and amethyst blown glass leaves and 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 type of ear clip used is another clue to the creator, who usually signed his pieces with paper hang tags. 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. Scroll down to see the magnificent necklace and earrings set in the same design.

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  • 1950s costume jewelry: necklace and earrings set signed by Louis Rousselet
    Louis Rousselet signed necklace
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    Pearl, Gemstone Bead & Rondelle 1950s Necklace & Earrings Set by Louis Rousselet

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    This masterpiece of 1950s costume jewelry is an exceptional necklace and earrings set signed by Louis Rousselet. It features four strands of glass pearls with ruby, sapphire, emerald and amethyst blown-glass-bead and rondelle accents. (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 concealed clasp adorned with pearls and colored beads. The matching earrings are ear clips. Finding 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! Scroll down to see another pair of the same style earrings sold separately.

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  • Sapphire bead necklace in puzzle design
    Sapphire bead Art Deco necklace by Louis Rousselet
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    Sapphire Bead & Ivory Galalith 1920s Puzzle Necklace by Louis Rousselet

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    This sapphire bead necklace is another example of Louis Rousselet’s puzzle designs. The mottled-blue-glass beads are interspersed with interlocking cream and dark-blue Galalith oval beads, all strung on chain. This French Art Deco necklace closes with a screw-barrel clasp. This gorgeous piece was part of my personal collection. I guarantee you’ll love wearing it. Scroll down to see the perfect bracelet to wear with this necklace as well as another version of it with jade and cream beads.

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    Turquoise Drop French 1950s Earrings

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    These 1950s French ear clips feature a large turquoise art-glass nugget hanging from a matching button-shaped stone designed to adorn the earlobe. The filigree earring backs have the traditional French clips of the era – actually, they and the glass buttons are the same elements as those used by Louis Rousselet. The art glass is stunning, and the color is gorgeous!

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