Goth meets chic in this unusual faux black diamond and hematite brooch and dangle earrings set by Miriam Haskell.
From the mid-20th century, our set looks avant garde for that era but seems contemporary for our times, maybe even just a tad futuristic.
At the time, the Haskell company was exploring other styles and materials for its creations, and our demi seems to exemplify this. I especially like that the elements chosen for our set are both simulated types of diamonds. Grey glass crystals are otherwise known as faux black diamonds, and hematite is sometimes referred to as the "poor man's diamonds". Both of these materials are known for maximum glitter, thus the reference to diamonds.
A large antiqued silvertone hoop, meticulously wrapped with hematite beads, is the focal point in all pieces. The hoop is about 1 3/4" round, with the hematite beads forming a rope pattern around it, in between thin ridges of the silver metal base.
On the brooch, the hoop is at the base of a wing-shaped or swag portion at the top. The swag has four graduated faux black diamond crystals, with hematite beads of varying sizes hand-wired between them. This top portion sits on a double filigree base, also antiqued silvertone.
The earring hoops dangle from faux black diamond button tops, with unusual multi-facets.
The brooch is about 2" x 2", and has a locking c-clasp. The earrings are 2 1/2" x 1 3/8", and are clipbacks.
All pieces are marked. The brooch has a Miriam Haskell oval cartouche, and the earrings have Haskell stamped on goldtone clipbacks (yes, the color's different, but these are original to the pieces).
Our set is in very good to excellent condition. Minimum scuffs on the faux diamond crystals, and maximum sparkle on all stones. The construction is very sturdy, as if this was hardly if ever used.
Haskell Glitzy 'Black Diamond' and Hematite Brooch and Dangle Earrings Set
USPS Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box
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