This is one of my favorites! This older unmarked Miriam Haskell lariat dates to the pre-signature period between 1926 to the late 1940’s. You will find examples of Haskell lariats in both “Jewels of Miriam Haskell” and “Miriam Haskell Jewelry”, which are excellent reference books for the Haskell fan.
The necklace is wonderfully versatile, and can be worn with the terminating dress clips attached to the neckline on one or both sides, or simply draped. There are four strands of red beads with tiny red spacers leading to two bead and leaf finding dress clips. The clip beads and findings are hand wired onto a form with a flat cover. The condition of the lariat is exceptional, with minor vintage plating wear. The clip mechanisms work well, and I can find no verdi gris or oxidation damage. The leaves have a lovely patina! Why buy new when you can own an unusual conversation piece that you won’t see on anyone else?
Measurements: Terminating clips, 3 by 2 ¼ inches (7.6 by 5.2 cm); bead strands, 22 ½ inches (57.2 cm).