Miriam Haskell, a jewelry designer, opened her store in New York City in 1926. She produced costume jewelry of elegant artistic ability, ornate and beautiful designs. The antiqued Russian gold metal finish was developed by Haskell and Frank Hess. After the war, her designs became more vibrant, colorful and feminine looking. No jewelry was marked between 1926 and 1947.
This fabulous creation, circa late 1930's - early 1940's, incorporates four filigree, heart-shaped leaves as a base to which is attached a stem of various size embossed leaves all in her famous Russian gold-tone finish. The metal-work is further enhanced with two pear-shaped violet rhinestones, large faux freshwater and smaller round pearl and wonderful abalone disk. The 3-dimensional brooch measures 2 1/2" in size. The safety clasp mechanism is marked "Pat. 2066969" which was issued in 1937. There is also attached a large loop to transform the brooch into a necklace. Unmarked in wonderful vintage condition with no damages. You will love it.