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    Cultured Pearl, Sapphire, Gold Brooch, Ruser
    The brooch features baroque freshwater cultured pearls ranging in size from 9.00 x 6.50 mm to 17.50 mm x 5.00 mm, accented by cultured pearls measuring 2.00 - 2.50 mm, accented by round-cut sapphire eyes, set in 14k gold with rhodium accents, marked Ruser. Gross weight 22.20 grams.
    Dimensions: 1-7/8 inches x 1-1/2 inches


    Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500.

    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Sapphire
    Shape(s): round
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Pearls:

    Pearl: 1
    Type: Freshwater
    Shape: Freeform
    Color: Cream
    Luster: Fair
    Surface: Heavily Blemished
    Count: 9


    Pearl: 2
    Type: Freshwater
    Shape: Near Round
    Color: Multi
    Overtone: Green
    Luster: Good
    Surface: Slightly Blemished
    Count: 9
    Size: 2.00 - 2.50 mm


    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: An angelic adornment. Marked Ruser 14k. Evidence of solder on the halo and is partially detached.

    Ruser: William Ruser learned the jewelry business managing Trabert & Hoeffer, Mauboussin boutiques in Atlantic City and Beverly Hills. In 1947 he opened his own shop on Rodeo Drive, where he rapidly earned the distinction of “Jeweler to the Stars”. Celebrities such as Loretta Young, Joan Crawford and Claudette Colbert prominently displayed his creations in film, on the red carpet as well as in print. Ruser was known, first, for his elegant pave-set diamond jewels and, second, for his whimsical sculptural freshwater pearl designs. His menagerie of animals, insects, flowers and children were based upon the fanciful, irregular shaped freshwater pearls, the most popular of which were his Monday’s Child and Poodle lines. His jewels reflected the post war optimism and lightheartedness of the 1950s and 1960s. Ruser retired in 1969, closed his salon and its prime corner location is now the home of Van Cleef & Arpels.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2018
    26th Monday
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