Description

    Star Ruby, Diamond, Platinum Bracelet, Ruser
    The bracelet features round and oval-shaped star ruby cabochons weighing a total of approximately 9.15 carats, enhanced by single, baguette, and European-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 4.85 carats, accented by carved black onyx, set in platinum, attributed to Ruser. Gross weight 33.20 grams.
    Dimensions: 6-1/2 inches x 13/16 inch

    Property from the Personal Collection of Shirley Temple Black


    Condition Report*:

    Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: VS
    Shape(s): Single-cut, Baguette-cut, European-cut
    Count: 100+

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Ruby, Black Onyx
    Shape(s): Cabochon, Oval Cabochon, Carved
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Metals:
    Platinum

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: An exquisite star ruby bracelet depicting a band leader, a pianist, two trumpet players, a violinist, a trombone player, a harpist, a base violin player, and a drummer. Metal tests as platinum. Completed by a safety chain. One black onyx is missing, and a few rubies have surface reaching inclusions. Purchased at Ruser in Beverly Hills March 6, 1958.

    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, 2016
    5th Monday
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