Tuesday, 18 January 2011

RUSER: a gold and diamond 1950s bracelet

William Ruser trained at Mauboussin and run their branch in Los Angeles. In 1947, after the Second World War, when he served in the US army, he opened his own shop with his wife Pauline, in Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. He became famous for his sculptural and bold designs in yellow gold with pave diamonds and semi precious stones. His pieces were sought after by Hollywood stars and his business closed in 1969 which makes the appearance of them in the market a rare find.

This bracelet comes up for auction at Sotheby's New York on february 2nd.