Miriam Haskell's secret potion of "Essence d' orient", multiple immersions in a combination of cellulose, fish scales, and other resins gave Miriam Haskell's baroque pearls a superlative lustrous finish unparalleled by her competitors in the costume jewelry world.
This classic single strand designer Haskell baroque pearl costume jewelry necklace displays that famous sheen beautifully.
The pearls in this vintage necklace are a chunky 8.5mm each, creamy, some call it "champagne" and so lustrous they seem to have a metallic cast to them. They are separated by gilt bead spacers with no verdi gras.
This signed necklace measures 16" long, including the Haskell extension style pearl necklace clasp, which boasts a 6 pearl wired strand ending in a tiny pearl wired floret hook clasp. It is signed Miriam Haskell at the back of the hook clasp.
While the condition of all of the pearls in the necklace portion are excellent there are a couple of pinpricks on the small pearls in the flower clasp on the extension and the center pearl in the flower has some nacre loss(shown in the photo), otherwise it is lustrous and beautiful and these flaws are hard to detect. It would make such a wonderful complement to any Haskell bracelet in faux pearls that you may own, perhaps you will find one from this recent Haskell collection we have recently listed in our shop.