MIRIAM HASKELL designed this signed vintage necklace of beautiful glass baroque pearls with tiny Russian gold plated spacer beads.
These glass baroque pearls have a definite glowing creamy color under tone to them. The nacre appears thin.
A Russian gold finish is a matte, antique-look finish. Miriam Haskell jewelry often has a Russian gold (plated) finish.
MARKS: The clasp is signed Miriam Haskell on one side and has a patent number on the other side. There is also a hang tag that reads Miriam Haskell
CONDITION: Fine pre-owned condition. The faux pearls are fine, not perfect because there is darkening wear to the Russian gold spacers. Very very glowing nacre on the faux pearls. No verdigris.
Please look over the magnified photos since all flaws are GREATLY magnified,
and while in hand and being worn these will look great. 10709
SIZE: 25” long. This is called an Opera length necklace. The individual pearls are approximately 5/16" by 5/16" or ( 8mm by 8mm on the conversion chart. )
HISTORY: Miriam Haskell began business in 1924 when she came from Indiana to NYC and opened a shop. She started the Miriam Haskell Company in 1926. No jewelry was marked in any permanent way from 1926 until 1947, and only occasionally marked from 1947 until 1949. Haskell sold her business in 1954 to Frank Hess and Morris Kensler, and it has had various owners since then. The company is still in business today.