A delightful 14K yellow gold pendant or charm representing “Thursday’s Child” from the traditional “Monday’s Child” poem. According to the text, Thursday’s Child “has far to go”. In Ruser’s work, Thursday’s Child is always represented in a walking or running position and carrying a bag of belongings (sometimes tied onto a stick and slung over the shoulder). This child has tiny sapphire eyes and walks along a baroque freshwater pearl ground. The entire composition is enclosed with an oval border. The border is marked “14K” and the child’s back is marked “Ruser 14K”.
William Ruser was one of the leading jewelers in Beverly Hills and was beloved by many stars, especially Joan Crawford, Loretta Young and Claudette Colbert. They were often be seen wearing his jewels in their movies as well as in their private lives. Ruser’s most popular designs were those featuring poodles and the “Monday’s Child” series.
Origin: America, ca. 1950. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 1-5/8” x 1-5/16” (excluding bale and jump ring). Weight: 15.8 grams.