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    Diamond, Sapphire, Freshwater Cultured Pearl, Platinum, Gold Brooch, Ruser
    The brooch features full and single-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.30 carat, set in platinum, enhanced by freshwater cultured pearls ranging in size from 12.00 x 4.00 mm to 36.00 x 7.00 mm, accented by round-cut sapphires, set in 14k gold, marked Ruser. Gross weight 24.18 grams.
    Dimensions: 2-1/4 inches x 1-3/4 inches

    Collection of a California Lady


    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: SI
    Shape(s): full and single-cut
    Count: 1 - 25

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): sapphire
    Shape(s): round-cut
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Fine

    Pearls:

    Pearl: 1
    Type: Freshwater
    Shape: Baroque
    Color: White
    Overtone: Rose
    Luster: Fine
    Surface: Slightly Blemished
    Count: 3
    Size: 12.00 x 4.00 mm to 36.00 x 7.00 mm


    Metals:
    Gold
    Platinum

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: A charming image from the wildly creative mind of William Ruser. Marked 14K RUSER PLAT. Completed by a pinstem and catch on the reverse.
    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 Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2019
    8th Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 1
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