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    Freshwater Cultured Pearl, Sapphire, Gold Brooch, Ruser
    The brooch, depicting a child playing with a butterfly, features a freshwater cultured pearl measuring 9.80 x 6.00 mm, accented by round-shaped sapphires, set in 14k gold. Signed Ruser. Gross weight 11.45 grams.
    Dimensions: 1 inch x 1-3/4 inches


    Condition Report*: Designer: Ruser
    Gem Type: Sapphire
    Gem Average Clarity: Good
    Gem Shape: Round-shaped
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Pearl Type: Freshwater
    Pearl Surface: Blemished
    Pearl Shape: Freeform
    Pearl Color: White
    Pearl Overtone: Rose
    Pearl Luster: Fair
    Pearl Count: 1
    Pearl Size: 9.80 - 6.00 mm
    Notes: A sweet design with the classic styling one expects of William Ruser.
    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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    December, 2010
    13th-14th Monday-Tuesday
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