Louis Rousselet was born in Paris and owned a French jewelry brand that began in 1922 in a Parisian suburb of Menilmontant. Louis joined Monsieur Rousseau’s apprenticeship to master the bead-making technique for several years.
He created magnificent pearls imitating natural ones following the production of glass and Galalith beads.
Within three years, these handcrafted and meticulously polished beads in several styles and colors let the designers create exquisite earrings, brooches, pendants, and necklaces acquired by many stars of that time.
The LR mark denotes the initials of the manufacturer Louis Rousselet and the stamp inside a ring means that Louis Rousselet created it.
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What does 14k LR mean?
The term K in a piece of jewelry such as 10K, 14K, or 18k gold refers to the karat of gold that designates the amount of gold present in a particular item.
Pure gold is denoted with 24K meaning it is 99.9% pure, the best you can buy, but it is very soft. Hence, jewelry is made in 10K, 14K, or 18K. 14k means out of 24 parts, 14 are gold, while the remaining are metal alloy.
The stamp 14K LR on jewelry means the manufacturer Louis Rousselet used beads, foiled, iridescent, or lamp-wound multicolored swirls to create an item using 14k gold.
What is it worth?
The jewelry worth made by LR or Louis Rousselet depends upon the type and metal used, e.g., the cost of Louis ROUSSELET – Boucles D’Oreilles – vintages earrings is Aus $182.
Similarly, LOUIS ROUSSELET – Handmade brooch pin floral theme three-loop frame adorned with pink, white and green wired glass beads is worth AUS $396.81.
LR on a ring denotes Louis Rousselet- a French-based glass and goliath beads manufacturer. 14k LR means the manufacturer used colorful beads in different jewelry items like earrings, brooches, bracelets, and necklaces made with 14k.
The worth of 14k LR jewelry items depends upon their type and the metal used in them.