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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’ve noted that a piece is “in the style of Louis Rousselet”. Read more about Louis Rousselet.

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    Baroque Pearl French 1950s Earrings

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    Small glass round cream-colored pearls surrounding a large glass baroque pearl in the same tone form these 1950s French earrings with clip-backs. Though these earrings are unsigned, the construction (especially the clip-back mechanism) and materials are consistent with those used by Louis Rousselet. 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 by Louis Rousselet (Unsigned)

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    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!
    CAD$495.00
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  • Louis Rousselel Art Deco puzzle necklace
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    Jade & Ivory Galalith French Art Deco Puzzle Necklace by Louis Rousselet (Unsigned)

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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. I have two pairs of jade bead Art Deco earrings that look fabulous with this necklace – scroll down to see them.
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    Jade Bead French 1950s Dangling Earrings

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    Clusters of jade-green-glass barrel-shaped beads cascade in these delightful 1950s French earrings. The color is a vibrant dark-apple green, with striations on some of the beads. Though unsigned, these earrings feature the same construction (especially the clip-back and its mounting) as that typically used by Louis Rousselet. These earrings are perfect for any occasion.
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    Pearl & Blown Glass Flower French 1950s Earrings

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    Clusters of faux pearls with blown glass flowers and leaves form these 1950s French ear clips. The design and style of the beads remind me of the work of Louis Rousselet, although the earring backs are not typical of his work. 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 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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    These lovely 1950s French earrings are fashioned from a basket of glass pearls suspended from a larger single glass pearl that drops below a cluster of glass pearls designed to adorn the earlobe. These charming earrings, though unsigned, have the traditional French clip-back used by Louis Rousselet. 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 Drop Earrings

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    A large glass-pearl button, designed to adorn the earlobe, sits atop a cluster of glass pearls wired to resemble a bunch of grapes in these stunning 1950s French earrings. Though unsigned, they have the traditional clip-back mechanism, button-bead at the earlobe, and shape of pearls typically used by Louis Rousselet. These beautiful earrings are right for day, evening or bridal/wedding/prom wear. Scroll down to see my Pearl & Blown Glass French brooch, which has similar pearls.
    CAD$275.00
    CAD$275.00
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    Pearl, Gemstone Bead & Rondelle French 1950s Earrings by Louis Rousselet (Unsigned)

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    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.  
    CAD$275.00
    CAD$275.00
  • Louis Rousselet signed necklace
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    Pearl, Gemstone Bead & Rondelle French 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 rhinestone-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 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!
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    CAD$1,495.00
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    Turquoise Drop French 1950s Earrings

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    These 1950s French earrings 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 are the same as those used by Louis Rousselet). The art glass is stunning, and the color is gorgeous!
    CAD$165.00
    CAD$165.00