Description

    Cultured Pearl, Diamond, Sapphire, Gold Pendant-Necklace, Ruser
    The oval-shaped pendant, depicting an angel and a star, is framed by cultured pearls measuring 2.50 - 2.00 mm, enhanced by a full-cut diamond, accented by round-cut sapphires, set in 14k yellow gold, having The Most Wonderful Wife, Love B.F., engraved on the reverse. Marked Ruser. The pendant from a 14k yellow gold rope chain measuring 30 inches. Gross weight for the pendant-necklace is 53.80 grams.
    Pendant Dimensions: 2 inches x 1-1/2 inches


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

    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Ruser
    Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
    Diamond Average Clarity: SI
    Diamond Shapes: Full-cut
    Gem Type: Sapphire
    Gem Average Clarity: Good
    Gem Shape: Round-cut
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Pearl Type: Akoya
    Pearl Surface: Smooth
    Pearl Shape: Round
    Pearl Color: White
    Pearl Overtone: Rose
    Pearl Luster: Fine
    Pearl Count: 47
    Pearl Size: 2.50 - 2.00 mm


    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
    May, 2008
    20th Tuesday
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