Description

    Jadeite Jade, Gold Cuff Links, Ruser
    The cuff links feature oval-shaped jadeite jade cabochons measuring 13.70 x 9.80 mm and weighing a total of approximately 8.90 carats, set in 18k gold, marked Ruser. An EGL Laboratory report # US 57499801C, dated March 16, 2011, stating Natural Jadeite Jade, Natural Color, accompanies the cuff links. Gross weight 28.70 grams.
    Dimensions: 7/8 inch x 3/4 inch


    Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Designer: William Ruser
    Gem Type: Jade
    Gem Certification No: US 57499801C
    Gem Lab: EGL
    Gem Average Clarity: Good
    Gem Shape: Oval-shaped cabochon
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: Simple, understated and very elegant


    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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    May, 2011
    2nd-3rd Monday-Tuesday
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