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June Birthstone Jewelry

June birthstone jewelry features the pearl, a gemstone that has always had universal appeal. Once the most expensive gem, pearls became affordable in the early 1900s when the process of culturing pearls in saltwater was introduced in Japan. Artificial pearls were first made in France during the Renaissance. One of the premier makers in the first half of the 20th century was Louis Rousselet. Many of his pieces are included in this collection. You will also find pearl pieces by Miriam Haskell and Hattie Carnegie as well as unsigned beauties. Read my blog post with styling tips for a Rousselet pearl necklace. Learn more about pearls in this article.

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  • Miriam Haskell pearl necklace with amethyst beads
    Miriam Haskell pearl necklace with amethysts, doubled
    $ 275

    Baroque Pearl & Amethyst Bead 1970s Long Necklace by Miriam Haskell

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    This Miriam Haskell pearl necklace is a beautiful example of this maker’s work. The long strand of faux cream baroque pearls and pearl bead spacers is interspersed with faceted amethyst glass beads. The pearls are textured and somewhat varying in size. Wear this piece as a single long strand or doubled, depending on your neckline and the look you want to create. Although I usually prefer earlier vintage jewels, this beautiful necklace was part of my personal collection because it is so elegant, timeless and versatile. The wear to the nacre of some pearls does not detract in any way from the lovely appearance of this piece.
    $ 275
    $ 275
  • Baroque pearl earrings in Louis Rousselet-style
    Cream-colored faux pearl 1950s ear clips
    $ 195

    Baroque Pearl French 1950s Earrings

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    These baroque pearl earrings have a large, cream-colored glass pearl center encircled by a ring of small, matching round pearls. Though these 1950s 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.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Miriam Haskell bracelet with gray & cream pearls & rondelles
    Back view of gray & cream pearl bangle
    $ 295

    Grey & Cream Baroque Pearl & Rondelle 1950s Miriam Haskell Bracelet

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    This Miriam Haskell bracelet has two-tones of baroque pearls and rondelle accents. The embellishments are wired onto a gold-tone hard-mesh-hinged bangle. It closes with a concealed clasp and safety chain. Pieces with these good looks and high quality never go out of style! Scroll down to see a long strand of grey pearls with onyx beads by the same maker.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Sautoir necklace and earrings set with grey and white pearls
    Louis Rousselet pearl sautoir and earrings set
    $ 1,895

    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.
    $ 1,895
    $ 1,895
  • Vintage long beaded necklace w/grey pearls & onyx accents
    Grey pearl & onyx bead necklace worn doubled
    $ 195

    Grey Baroque Pearl & Onyx Bead Long Necklace by Miriam Haskell

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    This vintage long beaded necklace has faux grey baroque pearls interspersed with faceted onyx-glass beads, creating a striking color combination. The variation in pearl and bead sizes and arrangement of the elements adds to the elegance of this Miriam Haskell creation. Wear it as a single long strand or doubled, depending on your neckline and the look you want to create. Although I usually prefer earlier vintage jewels, this lovely necklace was part of my personal collection because it is so refined, timeless and versatile. The wear to the nacre of some pearls does not detract in any way from the stunning appearance of this jewel. Scroll down to see another baroque pearl necklace and a bangle with grey and cream pearls, also by Haskell.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Grey pearl flower brooch by Miriam Haskell
    Miriam Haskell 1950s grey pearl flower brooch
    $ 225

    Grey Pearl Flower Brooch by Miriam Haskell

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    This pearl flower brooch by Miriam Haskell features a trio that forms a semi-circle. Each flower has a grey pearl center and engraved silver-tone petals. The components are wired onto filigree plaques. This jewel closes with a roll-over safety clasp. I’ve photographed the brooch in the vertical and horizontal positions, so you can decide which you like better. Great color and lovely detail!
    $ 225
    $ 225
  • $ 295

    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!
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • $ 165

    Pearl & Diamanté 1950s Bar Pin by Hattie Carnegie

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    This tapered 1950s bar pin by Hattie Carnegie features tiny faux pearls and diamanté wound in alternating layers. It is finished with a rhodium-plated back and a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to see another brooch by the same maker and in the same style – it has tiny deep-sapphire-blue glass beads alternating with gold wire. The style of these brooches is perfect for a jacket lapel. You could even wear them together.
    $ 165
    $ 165
  • Vintage pearl earrings with Russian gold by Miriam Haskell
    Pearl & Russian gold earrings by Miriam Haskell
    $ 195

    Pearl & Russian Gold 1950s Drop Earrings by Miriam Haskell

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    These vintage pearl earrings by Miriam Haskell from the late-1950s are fit for a bride or everyday wear. They feature a baroque pearl dangling from a pearl-studded Russian-gold-layered plaque. These earrings have adjustable screw-backs (the combination screw and lever) and are simple, yet elegant and easy to wear.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Pearl and silver chain necklace from the 1920s
    Silver-mesh chain & pearl necklace
    $ 195

    Pearl & Silver-Mesh Chain 1920s Necklace

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    This pearl and silver chain necklace from the 1920s is dainty. A large irregular faux pearl (which looks like mother-of-pearl coating) capped on both ends with filigree forms the centerpiece. Silver-mesh chain accented with two round faux pearls on each side complete the piece. The mesh between one side pearl and the clasp has very minor fraying. The photos of the center make the filigree caps appear much warmer than they actually are. This necklace, which closes with a spring-ring clasp, was made for a slim neck. Please note the necklace length (14 3/4″) and check your neck size before purchasing this lovely piece. The construction does allow for a chain extender.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • 1950s sterling silver and pearl bracelet
    Vintage sterling and pearl bracelet
    $ 175

    Pearl & Sterling Leaf Link 1950s Bracelet

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    Each link of this dainty sterling silver and pearl bracelet features a faux pearl encircled by an etched leaf. Light and easy to wear, this pretty jewel closes with a concealed clasp. This piece never goes out of style! Wear it any time and any where. A perfect accessory for a bride or anyone who looks best in cool colors.
    $ 175
    $ 175
  • Pearl basket earrings by Louis Rousselet
    1950s French dangling earrings
    $ 250

    Pearl Basket French Dangle Earrings

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    These pearl basket earrings were probably made by Louis Rousselet, based on the French filigree back and ear clip he typically used. Each pendant has a basket of glass pearls suspended from a large, single pearl. It's 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 ear clips 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!
    $ 250
    $ 250
  • Vintage pearl bracelet with diamante by Eisenberg
    Eisenberg 1940s pearl, diamante & sterling bracelet
    $ 425

    Pearl Bracelet with Diamanté in Sterling by Eisenberg

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    This vintage pearl bracelet is substantial, well-made, and stunning. Each link has a large glass pearl sitting atop a ring of diamanté set in sterling silver. The design is similar to the maker’s Cornucopia brooch and earrings but on a larger scale. This late-1940s jewel, which closes with a concealed clasp and safety chain, is another statement piece. You can wear it with the Diamanté & Sterling Sunburst Earrings, also by Eisenberg, which are similar in design – scroll down to see them.
    $ 425
    $ 425
  • 1950s French pearl cluster earrings
    Made-in-France earrings in style of Louis Rousselet
    $ 295

    Pearl Cluster French 1950s Dangle Earrings

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    These 1950s pearl cluster earrings resemble a bunch of grapes. They are suspended from a large glass-pearl button mounted on a white-metal filigree back. Though unsigned, these ear clips 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.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Hattie Carnegie necklace with dangling pearls & crystals
    Gold mesh choker with dangling pearls & crystal beads
    $ 295

    Pearl, Crystal Bead & Gold Mesh Hattie Carnegie Necklace

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    The base of this 1950s Hattie Carnegie necklace is a gold-mesh choker. It is embellished with diamanté and dangling glass pearls and faceted crystal beads in various sizes and shapes. The gold mesh is designed to hug the neck. Even the hook on the adjustable hook-and-tail clasp is jeweled. Carnegie designed many pieces with gold mesh. This one has great movement in addition to glamour. If you like lots of jingle in your jewels, scroll down to see a bracelet by this maker in a similar design.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Crystal bead bracelet with pearls & diamante
    Diamante bracelet with dangling pearls & crystal beads
    $ 225

    Pearl, Diamanté & Crystal Bead Bracelet by Hattie Carnegie

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    This crystal bead bracelet is a fun piece! The faceted crystals and faux pearls dangle from the center structure of three rows of diamante set in gold-tone metal. This 1950s jewel closes with a concealed clasp and safety chain. Another delightful confection with lots of movement and sparkle from Hattie Carnegie. Scroll down to see one of her necklaces that looks great with this piece.
    $ 225
    $ 225
  • $ 325

    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 only 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. Although the coating on some pearls appears to have bubbles, I think they are intended. Scroll down to see the magnificent necklace and earrings set in the same design.
    $ 325
    $ 325
  • 1950s costume jewelry: necklace and earrings set signed by Louis Rousselet
    Louis Rousselet signed necklace
    $ 1,795

    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.
    $ 1,795
    $ 1,795