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    Diamond, Cultured Pearl, Mabe Pearl, Platinum, White Gold Jewelry Suite, Ruser
    The suite includes a necklace composed of cultured pearls measuring 4.55 mm - 8.25 mm, forming two knotted strands, completed by a clasp highlighting a mabe pearl measuring 19.15 mm, framed by European and transitional-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.50 carats, set in platinum; accompanied by a pair of earrings centering mabe pearls measuring 16.20 - 16.50 mm, encircled by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.50 carats, accented by cultured pearls, set in 18k white gold; both marked for Ruser. Gross weight 77.90 grams.
    Necklace Dimensions: 20 inches x 3/4 inch
    Earring Dimensions: 1-1/16 inches x 15/16 inch
    *Note: earrings are designed for pierced ears and are easily converted


    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: SI
    Shape(s): Full, European, Transitional-cut
    Count: 26 - 50

    Pearls:

    Pearl: 1
    Type: Akoya
    Shape: Round
    Color: Cream
    Overtone: Rose
    Luster: Good
    Surface: Slightly Blemished
    Count: 100+
    Size: 4.55 - 8.25


    Pearl: 2
    Type: Mabe
    Shape: Half Pearl
    Color: Pink
    Overtone: Rose
    Luster: Good
    Surface: Slightly Blemished
    Count: 3
    Size: 16.20 - 19.15 mm


    Metals:
    Gold
    Platinum

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: The earrings are completed by posts and clip backs.
    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
    September, 2020
    11th Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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