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Jewelry
A Suite Of Amethyst Jewelry by Ruser:
     Comprising a necklace, designed as a series of rectangular-cut amethyst graduated links; a bracelet and pair of ear clips en suite, mounted in 18K gold, (ear clips detach to be worn as brooch clips), necklace 16 ins., bracelet 7¾ ins. Necklace and bracelet signed Ruser.
     Previously from the collection of Madam Baloyan, formally from the collection of Joan Crawford.

     This jewelry set sold at auction on the following dates:
​​March 6th, 2001 - Price: $49,350.
December 11th, 2013 - Price: $71,875.00​

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A Suite Of Rhinestone & Gilt Jewelry:
     ​A necklace, designed as a series of oval plaques, set with green cabochon and colorless rhinestones; a pair of ear clips and a ring; accompanied by a document concerning the provenance. 

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Previously purchased at auction of the Estate of Joan Crawford, Plaza Art Galleries in New York on January 19th, 1978.

Gold-Plated Metal Necklace and Pair of Earclips: 
     Necklace length: 18 1/4 inches. Earclips measurements: 1/2 x 1.

     This set was first sold at auction on December 7th, 2011​​.
The hammer price was ​$832.00 (Including buyer's premium).

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Geoffrey Beene-Designed Gold-Plated Metal and Rhinestone Earclips and Ring: 
     Gold-plated metal pave-set with clear rhinestones.
     Earclips measurements: 5/8 x 1"
     Ring measurements: 5/8 x 1" ​​
     Size 6 1/2, adjustable.

     These items were first sold at auction on December 7th, 2011.
​The hammer price was $750.00 (Including buyer's premium).​​
Gold, Ruby, Emerald and Diamond Pepsi Bottle Brooch: 
   14 kt. gold pin centering a detailed Pepsi logo, topped by an accented ruby bottle cap, set throughout with emeralds and diamonds, approximately 11.2 dwt. Length 2 1/8 inches.

     This item was first sold at auction on December 7th, 2011.
The hammer price was $​​​5,000.00 (Including buyer's premium).
Lady's Gold Wristwatch: 
     14 kt. reverse inscribed "Joan Crawford", 1940s, approximately 9.9 dwt. Length 6 3/4 inches.

     This watch was first sold at auction on December 7th, 2011.
The hammer price was $2,500.00 (Including buyer's premium).​​​

Gold, Ruby and Sapphire Charm: 
     14 kt. centering 5 round rubies approximately .20 ct., and 3 round sapphires approximately .15 ct., reverse engraved "To Joan Crawford, Our Great Lady of Many Achievements, From Variety Clubs International".
Aapproximately 6.8 dwt. Diameter ap. 1 1/4". 

     This item was first sold at auction on December 7th, 2011.
The hammer price was $2,500.00 (Including buyer's premium).​​​
Suite Of 14 Karat Gold And Citrine Jewelry With ​A Clip-Brooch By Raymond Yard, Circa 1940:
     The clip-brooch set with a rectangular modified brilliant-cut citrine weighing approximately 350.00 carats, signed Yard; attached to a necklace designed as a double snake-link chain accented by gold scrolls and a citrine clasp, length 14½ inches; the hinged bracelet set with two large half-moon shaped citrines, internal circumference approximately 7 inches; the earclips set with emerald-cut citrines within a border of ribbon scrolls.

     This set was sold at auction on December 5th, 2012.
The hammer price was $56,250.00 (Including buyer's premium)​​

Diamond Necklace By Ruser, Circa 1940:
     The slightly graduating line set continuously with 172 baguette diamonds weighing approximately 30.00 carats, mounted in platinum, length 15½ inches, signed Ruser.

     This item was sold at auction on October 25th, 2006.
The hammer prices was $$48,000.00.
Group of Assorted Imitation Pearl Jewelry:
     Including two necklaces, bracelet and pair of earclips; Together with a pair of Opera glasses in a pearl beaded case.
  • 1. Necklace: pearls ap. 8.0 mm. Length 20 1/2" 
  • 2. Necklace: pearls ap. 8.0 mm. Length 18" 
  • 3. Bracelet: pearls ap. 8.0 mm. Length 7" 
  • 4. Pair of Earclips: pearl drops ap. 9.5 to 11.5 mm., rhinestone baguettes, clip-backs. Length 2" 
  • 5. Pair of Opera Glasses in a Matching Bag: Gold-tone metal, signed Mignon 2.5X, Made in Japan, with beaded white accents and a miniature rose tapestry in a matching beaded bag. 2 x 3 1/2"
     This jewelry set was s​old at auction on December 7th, 2011.
​Hammer Price: $1,216 (Including buyer's premium)​
Gold Charm Belt From Vincent Sherman:
     Ruser-designed, a gold charm belt composed of a link chain intersected at regular intervals by six detachable oval-shaped gold discs, three of them engraved: "
The Damned Don't Cry," "Goodbye My Fancy," "Starring Joan, directed with Love and Affection by Vincent," and "Harriet Craig." 
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29 inches in length. ​​Signed "Ruser". 

     This belt was auctioned on October 16th, 2012 - Hammer Price: $7,500.00​​.

(This belt was previously auctioned by Christie's New York in March 1978, Lot 62)​

Gold Wristwatch:
     ​Circa 1945, the rectangular cream-colored dial with black enamel Arabic chapters and hands, to the yellow and white gold geometric case and backwind manual movement, attached to a 14k yellow gold gooseneck bracelet. The reverse inscribed "Joan Crawford."  Length, 7 inches. 15.2 grams.

​​     This watch was sold at auction on March 31st, 2012 - Hammer Price: $4,224.00
(Bonus Item) A Gold Lighter Gifted by Joan to MGM Writer and Producer Leon Gordon:

     Pictured is a gold lighter given by Joan to Leon Gordon. ​Mr. Gordon was an actor, writer and producer for many years. Among his many writing achievements, he wrote the screenplay of Joan's 1937 film "The Last of Mrs. Cheney," and was a contributing writer of Joan's 1941 film "When Ladies Meet." Additionally, Mr. Gordon was an associate producer of Joan's 1943 film "Above Suspicion." 

     Mr. Gordon later gifted the lighter to his daughter. However, not wanting to encourage her to smoke​​, he had the lighter refashioned as a watch and lipstick holder (as seen in the photos).
     Pictured in the last photo of the lighter is also a picture of Mr. Gordon with Clark Gable.​

     *A special thanks to Mr. Gordon's daughter for allowing the lighter to be photographed and documented on this website. ​