Longer strand with clasp: 16 1/2"; shorter strand with clasp: 15 1/4"; largest bead: 1/2"
"MADE IN FRANCE"
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!
These fabulous Czech Art Deco chandelier earrings are fashioned from green glass beads with white striations, brass chains, and diamanté-embellished brass ornaments. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver posts for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. I bought these long earrings for my personal collection. To my astonishment, the beads match the green in my Green Bead 2-Strand 1950s Necklace by Louis Rousselet and look great together! Scroll down to see the necklace.