Necklace: 15" shortest strand; earrings: 1 1/8" x 7/8"
"MADE IN FRANCE" and "LR" in script
Four strands of glass pearls with ruby, sapphire, emerald and amethyst blown-glass-bead and rhinestone-rondelle accents form this stunning 1950s necklace and earrings set by the incomparable French maker Louis Rousselet. (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 tongue-in-groove clasp adorned with pearls and colored beads. The matching earrings are clip-backs. Fnding 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!