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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
    USD$275.00
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    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.

    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
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    Baroque Pearl French 1950s Earrings

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    Small round, cream-colored glass pearls surrounding a large glass 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.

    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
  • Miriam Haskell bracelet with gray & cream pearls & rondelles
    Back view of gray & cream pearl bangle
    USD$295.00
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    Grey & Cream Baroque Pearl & Rondelle 1950s Bangle by Miriam Haskell

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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.

    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Sautoir necklace and earrings set with grey and white pearls
    Louis Rousselet pearl sautoir and earrings set
    USD$1,895.00
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    Grey & White Pearl 1940s French Sautoir & Earrings Set by Louis Rousselet

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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.

    USD$1,895.00
    USD$1,895.00
  • Grey Pearl and Onyx Bead Long Miriam Haskell Necklace
    Grey Pearl and Onyx Bead Long Miriam Haskell Necklace
    USD$195.00
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    Grey Baroque Pearl & Onyx Bead 1970s Long Necklace by Miriam Haskell

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    This long strand of faux grey baroque pearls is interspersed with faceted onyx glass beads, creating a striking necklace by Miriam Haskell. The variation in pearl and bead sizes and arrangement of the elements adds to the elegance of this piece. 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 elegant, timeless and versatile. The wear to the nacre of some pearls does not detract in any way from the stunning appearance of this piece. Scroll down to see another baroque pearl necklace and a bangle with grey and cream pearls, also by Haskell.

    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
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    Grey Pearl Flower 1950s Brooch by Miriam Haskell

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    This 1950s brooch by Miriam Haskell features a trio of flowers that form a semi-circle. Each flower has a grey pearl center and engraved petals. The components are wired onto filigree plaques. This piece 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!

    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
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    Pearl & Blown Glass Flower 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!

    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
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    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.

    USD$165.00
    USD$165.00
  • Vintage pearl earrings with Russian gold by Miriam Haskell
    Pearl & Russian gold earrings by Miriam Haskell
    USD$195.00
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    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.

    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
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    Pearl & Silver-Mesh Chain Art Deco Necklace

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    A large irregular faux pearl (which looks like mother-of-pearl coating) capped on both ends with filigree forms the centerpiece of this dainty 1920s Art Deco necklace. Silver-mesh chain accented with two round faux pearls on each side complete the piece. 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.

    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
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    Pearl & Sterling Leaf Link 1950s Bracelet

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    Each link of this dainty sterling silver bracelet features a faux pearl encircled by an etched leaf. Light and easy to wear, this pretty bracelet closes with a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp. This piece never goes out of style! Wear it anytime and anywhere.

    USD$165.00
    USD$165.00
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    Pearl Basket French 1950s Dangle Earrings

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    These lovely 1950s French ear clips 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 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!

    USD$250.00
    USD$250.00
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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 ear clips. Though unsigned, they have the traditional French 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 stunning brooch with similar pearls and emerald blown-glass.

    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
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    Pearl, Diamanté & Sterling 1940s Bracelet by Eisenberg

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    Large glass pearls rise from circles of diamanté set in sterling silver in this gorgeous late-1940s Eisenberg bracelet. The design is similar to the maker’s Cornucopia brooch and earrings but on a larger scale. This piece closes with a concealed clasp with safety chain. The substantial weight and quality make this bracelet another statement piece! You can wear it with the Diamanté & Sterling Sunburst 1940s Earrings, also by Eisenberg, which are similar in design. Scroll down to see them.

    USD$425.00
    USD$425.00
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    Pearl, Gemstone Bead & Rondelle French 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.

    USD$325.00
    USD$325.00
  • 1950s costume jewelry: necklace and earrings set signed by Louis Rousselet
    Louis Rousselet signed necklace
    USD$1,795.00
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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 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.

    USD$1,795.00
    USD$1,795.00