MIRIAM HASKELL embossed on brass hang tag; "3894900" and "MIRIAM HASKELL" on clasp
Utility patent # 3,894,900 (for clasp) issued to Frank Cirelli in 1976 (application filed in 1975)
This long strand of faux cream baroque pearls and pearl bead spacers is interspersed with faceted amethyst glass beads, creating a stunning necklace by Miriam Haskell. The pearls are textured and somewhat varying in size. Wear this piece as a single long strand or doubled, depending on your neckline and the look you want to create. Although I usually prefer earlier vintage jewels, this beautiful necklace was part of my personal collection because it is so elegant, timeless and versatile. The wear to the nacre of some pearls does not detract in any way from the lovely appearance of this piece.
Gold-plated fretwork embellished with baguette-shaped diamanté form the center of this lovely 1950s snake chain necklace by Coro. A pear-shaped diamanté adorns the tail of the hook closure. This piece is another great example of the work Adolph Katz produced for Corocraft, Coro's high-end line. What's interesting is that this piece appears in an October 1, 1953 Vogue ad with the following copy: "excitingly beautiful as Paris by night ... Vendome by Coro". (Vendome later became another one of the company's high-end lines.)
Braided gold-plated strands with prong-set diamanté form this elegant 1950s necklace by Hattie Carnegie. She produced a number of pieces in gold braid and gold mesh at this time. This necklace has an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp. Wear it whenever you want to be noticed at a weekend outing, at the office, or out for the evening.
A large faceted pear-shaped emerald rhinestone is the focal point in this glamorous 1950s gold snake chain necklace designed by Adolph Katz for Corocraft, Coro's high-end line. Emerald rhinestone baguettes embellish the gold-plated centerpiece. The chain closes with an emerald-topped folder-over clasp.
Two strands of faceted oval glass beads with glass spacers fasten with a sterling silver filigree clasp in this elegant 1920s Art Deco necklace. The clasp is set with a crystal stone and can be worn in front, on the side or in the back. Any of my Art Deco crystal earrings would look great with this lovely necklace.