Miriam Haskell's 1950's 5-strand necklace of classic champagne glass pearls and gilded brass Haskell twist chain is in very good to excellent vintage condition.
There are 3 strands in this original Haskell necklace of 10 by 5.5mm football / blimp shaped champagne glass pearls with tiny ( most of them now darkened ) faceted brass spacers between every other glass pearl and 2 strands of mellowing gilded brass twisted rope chain. Each end of the 5 strands attaches to a filigree connector with a glass pearl flower atop it and each connector attaches to a signed box clasp with another glass pearl flower atop it. The box clasp functions properly and holds securely. The filigree connectors too are in tones of wonderful warm mellowing gilded brass and this assemblage of box clasp and connectors makes up a very beautiful, large and impressive 'clasp' which lays and shows beautifully on the back of your neck. The shortest strand of the necklace measures 17 1/2 inches.
The pearls are in excellent condition and are very luminescent; they display only rub wear at the ends, where they touch the next glass pearl or brass spacer and the occasional small nick or small scuff; no peeling, nothing in our opinion that detracts from the necklace's stunning appeal only that that affirms its age and authenticity. This gorgeous necklace is over 50 years old and is not for the person looking for a bright and shiny gold-tone metal finish...if you, like us ( and many other collectors of quality Haskell ), love vintage Haskell for the desirable age appropriate mellowing, warm to dark-tones gilded 'Russian' gold plated brass presents as it ages, then this necklace is the one you have been waiting for to add to your Haskell 'favorites' collection!.... Très Chic ! (BJ014-N608)
Miriam Haskell Jewelry is beautiful, classic, stylish and distinctive; one of the most recognizable designer styles though out the decades since the 1920's. These are just a few of the reasons her jewelry has retained and continues to increase in value; as well as, remained so collectible. Great designers; Robert Clark, Peter Raines, Larry Vrba, Millie Petronzio and Robert Lee Morris though out those years have managed to carry on the classic style first developed by Frank Hess with Ms. Haskell, while adding their own subtle and not so subtle touches and flare. If it is not obvious, we are fans!
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