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Ruby Bead & Rondelle 1940s Miriam Haskell Brooch/Clip

Ruby Bead & Rondelle 1940s Miriam Haskell Brooch/Clip


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Miriam Haskell


2 5/8" x 1 1/4" (at bottom)






None (Haskell used only paper hang tags until late-1940s)


Gordon & Pamfiloff, p.140

This Miriam Haskell brooch, which is also a dress clip, has deep-red glass beads separated by rondelles and small flat beads in silver metal findings. A World War II-style dress clip is attached to a pierced plastic back. Frank Hess used this Machine Age-style in other designs. (Scroll down to see a similar pair of earrings.) I bought this piece from Haskell expert Cathy Gordon, who indicated that the pin stem was probably added to the dress clip at a later date. In addition to wearing this piece as a clip or brooch, you can wear it as a pendant on a black cord (shown in the last photo) or on a silver or white-gold chain. The 17″ black cord shown is included with this purchase.

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    Milk Glass Bead, Diamanté & Gold Earrings by Miriam Haskell

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    Milk Glass Bead, Diamanté & Gold Earrings by Miriam Haskell

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    These Miriam Haskell earrings with milk-glass beads and disks, rondelles, and gold-tone findings have a real Machine Age-look and associated movement. However, the use of French ear clips dates them to the late-1940s, and the white beads may take them into the 1950s, when white jewelry was extremely popular. I still consider this pair to be Art Deco in style, and I've seen the same motif used by this designer (Frank Hess) on earlier Haskell pieces. Whenever they were made, these ear clips are lots of fun! I saw them in an entirely new, bright, and glamorous light when they were chosen to walk the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. See them on the model who looked stunning in a bridal jumpsuit with skirt. You don't have to be a bride to add glamour to an ensemble with these fabulous earrings!


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