I see bamboo, do you?
This necklace and drop earrings set, a 1960s-1970s creation by Miriam Haskell, has the look of bamboo, a beloved motif in Asian cultures.
The set showcases highly-polished marble beads, faux onyx glass beads and gilt discs. In the era of its creation, the Haskell company pursued ethnic and tribal themes and natural materials.
In the necklace, the beads are the shape of bamboo segments, about 3/4" long, bulging on both ends and slightly concave in the middle section. They are creamy in hue, with speckles of gray, and their surface looks so glossy, like it's been glazed.
Like in a real bamboo reed, the segments are separated by ribbed bands; in this case, an alternating combo of gilt discs and onyx beads. The pattern repeats along the necklace's 29 1/2" length; it is about 1/4" wide. The necklace has a rectangular slide clasp in wide use for Haskell pieces during this era.
Each earring has a faux onyx round top set into a decorative cup, and a dangle consisting of gilt beads, faux onyx, and a 1/2" round marble. The earrings are 1 3/8" long and 1/2" wide, and they have screw-in clipbacks.
All pieces are marked Miriam Haskell. The necklace is marked twice, on the clasp and an oval hangtag. The earrings are marked Haskell on the clips.
In very good to excellent condition. The marble beads are fantastic, they are so glossy and in great shape. Minimal patina visible on the clasp and the base of the earrings. The construction is tight, as if the set's not been used much.
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Haskell Asian-Motif Marble Bead & Faux Onyx Necklace Drop Earrings Set
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