Grey & White Pearl Sautoir Necklace & Earrings Set by Louis Rousselet for Chanel
Necklace: 28 1/2" x 1/4" (+ 3" x 7/8" pendant); earrings: 3 1/4" x 1/2" at top; bracelet: 7 1/4" x 1/4"
"MADE IN FRANCE" on earrings; (Rousselet pieces typically were signed with only paper hang tags)
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.