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Pearl, Gemstone Bead & Rondelle Necklace & Earrings by Louis Rousselet

Pearl, Gemstone Bead & Rondelle Necklace & Earrings by Louis Rousselet

USD$1,995.00

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Maker

Louis Rousselet

Size

Necklace: 15" shortest strand; earrings: 1 1/8" x 7/8"

Condition

Excellent

Date

1950s

Marks

"MADE IN FRANCE" and "LR" in script on necklace clasp; "MADE IN FRANCE" on earring backs

This exceptional vintage pearl necklace by the incomparable Louis Rousselet features four strands of glass pearls in varied shapes and sizes. They are accented with blown-glass beads in gemstone colors paired with rondelles. (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 ear clips are a bonus. Finding a Rousselet-signed piece is incredibly rare (most had only signed paper hang tags), which makes this set all the more extraordinary! Scroll down to see another pair of ear clips in the same style, sold separately.

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  • Pearl and gemstone earrings by Louis Rousselet
    USD$345.00

    Pearl, Gemstone Bead & Rondelle Earrings by Louis Rousselet

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    USD$345.00

    Pearl, Gemstone Bead & Rondelle Earrings by Louis Rousselet

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    Pearl and gemstone earrings by Louis Rousselet are a welcome and versatile addition to any jewelry wardrobe. These 1950s French ear clips 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. 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.
    USD$345.00