Baroque Pearl & Amethyst Bead 1970s Long Necklace by Miriam Haskell
35 1/2" x 3/8-1/4"
Very good (see description)
Mid- to late-1970s (based on slide clasp)
"MIRIAM HASKELL" embossed on brass hang tag; "3894900" and "MIRIAM HASKELL" on slide clasp
Utility patent # 3,894,900 (for clasp) issued to Frank Cirelli in 1976 (application filed in 1975)
This Miriam Haskell pearl necklace is a beautiful example of this maker’s work. The long strand of faux cream baroque pearls and pearl bead spacers is interspersed with faceted amethyst glass beads. 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.