Miriam Haskell green-and-red demi-parure of necklace and screw back earrings. The necklace centerpiece is 2-inches wide held in place by leaf-like gold findings on either side. Each bead is separated by gold caps and small alternating green and red beads. The necklace measures approximately 16 inches long including its adjustable hook clasp. The screw back earrings are approximately 1/2 inch in diameter with the large center green-red bead surrounded by smaller green and red beads wired around the larger bead. All pieces are in excellent condition with no loss, verdigris, missing or replaced stones or damage/repair of any type. All three pieces are hallmarked "Miriam Haskell." This set is perfect for any time when you want a touch of color.
Born in Indiana, Miriam Haskell began designing jewelry in the 1920s in New York. She was soon joined by Frank Hess, also a gifted designer. Miriam Haskell jewelry was worn for publicity shots, films, and personal use by movie stars such as Joan Crawford and Lucille Ball, socialites Gloria Vanderbilt and the Duchess of Windsor. It is said that Crawford owned every design Haskell produced from the 1920s through the 1960s. This set is hallmarked and authentic. The necklace also has the hook and tail clasp used after WWII consisting of the distinctive Haskell hook and extender chain. The hook is signed ''MIRIAM HASKELL'' and is decorated with an eight-petal ''flower.'' After WWII, the company began making metal findings in sophisticated filigree that were well-made and coated in various finishes, one being a secret formula called "Russian Gold" that contained genuine 24-carat gold. The gold findings on these pieces are gorgeous and could well be coated in gold.
Signed Miriam Haskell Necklace & Earrings Demi-parure