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 grey baroque pearls is interspersed with faceted onyx glass beads, creating a striking necklace by Miriam Haskell. The variation in pearl and bead sizes and arrangement of the elements adds to the elegance of this piece. Wear it 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 lovely 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 stunning appearance of this piece.
This classic and well-made 1920s-1930s Art Deco chicklet necklace features square-cut faceted citrine glass stones set in sterling silver frames with a spring-ring clasp. I have citrine earrings and bracelets that look great with the shade of citrine in this necklace – scroll down to take a look.
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.)
Single and clusters of blown-ruby-glass beads separated by crystal disks form this lovely Art Deco necklace. It closes with a filigree fish-hook clasp. Reds are hard to match, so consider wearing any of my crystal bead Art Deco earrings with this necklace. Scroll down to see a selection.
Cobalt-blue glass tubes and chrome balls dangle from this Art Deco fringe necklace. The chrome links have a Machine-Age feel. Possibly French, this piece has lots of movement! This chrome necklace, which closes with an old style spring-ring clasp, was part of my personal collection. I am reluctantly offering it to a new home.