This vintage Rousseau necklace and bracelet set combines blue molded fruit salad stones with light sapphire rhinestones to create this cheerful set. The gorgeous denim blue molded stones have a wonderfully detailed carved look and the color gradations within each leaf add to the appeal. Fruit salads or Tutti Frutti are uncommon in this dulcet tone. Large and small light sapphire rhinestone chaton accents punctuate the fruit salads and silver tone settings. The necklace measures 16 inches and has the House of Rousseau Ltd. fleur de lis dangle. The bracelet measures 7.25 inches by 1.25 inches and is signed "ROUSSEAU" and has a fold over clasp and a safety chain and the clip earrings measure 1.25 by 1 inch and everything is in wonderful vintage condition. A couple of rhinestones are less brilliant than new and there is a slight bit of glue visible on the backs, this is age appropriate and not distracting nevertheless, the set has been value priced. The two pictures taken on denim, one with and one without flash show the color most accurately. This is a fabulous Rousseau demi parure in sweet, soothing tones and I am sure you will love it.
Very little is known about this vintage 1950's-1960's costume jewelry company except that they produced top quality jewelry that is very desirable and highly collectible. Often mistakenly branded as a French company, Rousseau was in fact based in New York City and had a showroom on Fifth Avenue and a manufacturing facility in Brooklyn, NY.. I have been collecting and actively seeking out Rousseau jewelry for more than 35 years and have managed to acquire only seven sets and two are duplicates! Fruit Salad, aka Tutti Frutti, jewelry is costume jewelry that is made with colorful, glass or plastic molded stones that can be transparent or translucent.
Vintage Rousseau Fruit Salad Blue Rhinestone Necklace Bracelet Set