Miriam Haskell's seasonal, summer or cruise jewelry generally featured components in bright or chalk white, sometimes termed milk glass. The beads along with Haskell's famous simulated pearls became a signature trademark of the company. It was a simple, classic look that could be mixed and matched with myriad outfits.
The two row milk glass bead necklace presented, circa 1950s-1960s, is comprised of a top strand of smaller beads and bottom strand of larger beads. Each bead is separated by tiny white spacer beads. Strand ends are brass tone filigree capped. The necklace is secured via the familiar floral beaded hook and beaded extension tail.
The necklace's top strand is adjustable to about 16 1/2 inches. Bottom row drapes a bit longer. Top strand beads are approximately 8 millimeters; bottom strand beads, 10 millimeters. Weight of the necklace is about 72 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. All beads uniformly white and lustrous. No stains or off beads. No chips, nicks, cracks or breaks to beads. Strands secure. Closure secure. Hook embellishment beads remain securely wired. Some patina on brass tone components. A bit of silver tone apparent on hook end end cap and reverse of floral embellishment. No verdigris. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Normal, age commensurate wear. Excellent vintage.
Hook is signed: "MIRIAM HASKELL". Circa 1950s-1960s.
The wonders of white. A resplendent replay. From Haskell. At Cody's.
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Miriam Haskell Double Stand Milk Glass Bead Necklace