"MIRIAM HASKELL" under screw head and "PAT. 2400513" on lever
Gordon & Pamfiloff, p. 83
Molded-cranberry-glass leaves are embellished with cranberry-glass beads and rhinestone rondelles in these fun 1950s earrings by Miriam Haskell. The cranberry glass bead on the post is encircled by clear-glass beads, in typical Haskell style. These earrings have adjustable screw-backs (the combination screw and lever).
This 1950s French necklace has emerald-green, frosted and clear poured-glass beads wired to gold-tone cable with diamanté accents. These elements create a light and airy look to this garland-like piece. It has an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp.
This iconic glass-stone pineapple brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli was done in graduating tones of brown, from pale citrine to deep cognac. (She did the same piece in two other colors: shades of blue and shades of green, but I like this version best.) The leaves have touches of pink. The foil-backed stones are set in a Japanned base metal with a roll-over safety catch.
Faceted green-glass disks sandwiched between rhinestone rondelles alternate with blue-green-glass beads and metal spacers to form this colorful necklace from France or the former Czechoslovakia. The beads are strung on chain with a green-glass-disk screw-in clasp.
Here is another creation fashioned from richly-textured leaves, one of Schiaparelli's favorite motifs, this time forming a 1950s bracelet and earrings set. The silver-tone metal bracelet closes with a fold-over clasp and safety chain, and the matching earrings are clip-backs. A tailored, classic and elegant look.