The legendary simulated pearls of Miriam Haskell. Created exclusively for Haskell in Japan using a formula dubbed "essence d'orient", a mixture of fish scales, cellulose and other compounds, the glass imitation pearls yielded an incomparable glow and luster. The single strand presented features 59 large, baroque style grey colored pearls with gilt metal bead spacers and wired, pearl and gilt metal bead embellished push in box clasp. The elegant, sophisticated go to pearl necklace. A Haskell classic.
The necklace is a fixed approximate 27 inches. Baroque faux pearls are about 10 millimeters x 9 millimeter -- each varying ever so slightly in size / shape. Weight of the necklace is generous 100 grams.
Condition is excellent / very good vintage. Glass pearls retain magnificent luster in dove gray color. There are some slight nacre rubs / and a prick, notable on two of the pearls -- the one nearest the male clasp end, probably from on / off use displays some finish loss near top, as noted in photo. There is also a 1 millimeter pin prick on 16th pearl from female clasp end, as shown in photo. Issues are reflected in price. All metal components free from verdigris. Appropriate patina intact. All clasp wiring secure. Strand appears secure. Please do keep in mind that the stringing is original and it's durability may be compromised due to age commensurate use / wear. Clasp strong and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Minimal wear, as noted. Very good to excellent vintage.
The reverse of clasp is signed within an oval cartouche in familiar block caps: "MIRIAM HASKELL". Circa 1950s-1960s.
Go for baroque with Haskell. Wrap up in the essence d'orient. At Cody's.
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