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.
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.