Today I am selling a lovely Miriam Haskell choker necklace. The focus is on a large layered brass flower, with petals covered in prong set rose montees and a large clear rhinestone prong set in the middle. It is attached to a thick brass snake chain in an unusual way: two large rings are wired together, crimping the snake chain between them. The front ring is also covered in rose montee stones. The ends of the snake chain are capped with filigree brass bead caps studded with rose montees. One side has a hook adorned with a flower once again studded in rose montees, and the other side features an extender formed from brass beads, rose montee rondelles, and a filigree brass ball at the end. The back of the hook is stamped 'Miriam Haskell' and the back of the flower has a oval plaque on it that also says 'Miriam Haskell'.
CONDITION: Very good. Two rose montees are missing from the flower and one is missing from the ring type bail. The remaining rose montees and rhinestones are bright. Minor tarnish to the brass but no verdigris (greening).
CIRCA: 1950s to 1960s
MEASUREMENTS: a little over 17 inches at its longest and the flower is about 1 7/16 inches wide