A Mid-20th century platinum, diamond and ruby bracelet. The slightly graduated flexible bracelet has a central row of 44 marquise-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 13.40 carats, G/H color, VS clarity, accented by two outer rows of round-cut rubies with an approximate total weight of 6.15 carats.
An American Mid-20th Century platinum, gold and diamond bracelet by Ruser. The Modernist motif bracelet has 20 unique diamond pave links that are individually hinged and further decorated with gold beading. There are 300 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 16.00 carats. William Ruser was a much sought-after Beverly Hills jeweler to the Hollywood community. His pieces were worn by numerous film stars on- and off-screen, from the 1940''s through the 1960''s. The distinctive Ruser style involved skillfully-sculpted children and pearl-winged angels, often seated on clouds of freshwater pearls and crowned with halos of tiny seed pearls, as well as less whimsical jewelry. He closed the doors to his shop in 1969, whereupon the property was bought by Van Cleef and Arpels, which remains in the same location on Rodeo Drive today.
A Mid-20th Century platinum bracelet with diamonds. The flexible bracelet has 35 graduated round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 15.00 carats, 154 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of 17.40 carats, and a center round-cut diamond with an approximate weight of 1.25 carats. Total approximate weight of the slightly graduated bracelet is 33.65 carats, G/H/I color, VS/SI clarity.
A Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold and platinum bracelet with diamonds. The flexible bracelet has 248 round-cut prong-set diamonds with an approximate total weight of 27.90 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. The diamonds are set in flexible bullet-shaped sections.
A Mid-20th Century platinum bracelet with diamonds. The flexible bracelet contains 178 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of 20.00 carats, centering on a square-cut diamond with an approximate total weight of 1.00 carat, and 98 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 9.50 carats. The approximate total weight of diamonds is 30.50 carats, G/H/I color, VS clarity. Similar bracelets are pictured in Les Bijoux Des Annees 50, by Melissa Gabardi, Les éditions de l''amateur, 1987, page 127, 131-132.
A French Mid-20th Century 18-karat gold bracelet with turquoise and diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The bracelet has 30 cabochon turquoise stones, and 30 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.00 carats. The bracelet is from the ''Grain of Rice'' collection. Pictured in Jewelry of the 1940''s and 1950''s, by Sylvie Raulet, Rizzoli International, 1987, p.129, Plate #2.
A French Mid-20th Century platinum, sapphire and diamond bracelet by Boucheron. The bracelet is made of alternating rows of round- and oval-cut blue sapphires with an approximate total weight of 16.45 carats, and baguette-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 16.65 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. Sapphires are untreated and no evidence of enhancement. The origin is Thailand and Cambodia (Pailin). American Gemological certificate #1092977
A French Mid-20th Century platinum and diamond necklace/tiara by Mellerio dits Meller. The necklace is composed of 200 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 44.25 carats, and 200 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of 45.75 carats. Approximate total carat weight is 90.00 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. The triple row necklace is formed of two outer rows of round-cut diamonds and a center row of baguette diamonds. The necklace separates forming a separate bracelet. The tiara frame is decorated with 7 round cut pastes. Mellerio fitted box. Mellerio dits Meller, the French jewelry house, was founded in 1613, and is still active today. "With jewelry for Marie-Antoinette, brooches for Princess Mathilde and tiaras for the court of the Netherlands, some of the biggest names in European royal history have cameos in the history of Mellerio dits Meller. The story of this jeweler to kings and queens has been written in gold and precious stones ever since Marie de Medicis lent her support to the house in 1613." Vincent Meylan, Mellerio historian.
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