For sale is a beautiful necklace and earrings by Miriam Haskell and attributed to her partner, Frank Hess, an early designer who was instrumental in the beautiful designs during the first years of the company.
This necklace features beautiful rosy pink poured glass beads or "pate de verre" beads. There are 2 along the necklace and 3 that hang at the bottom of the 3 strand tassel. There are iridescent pink bugle beads that outline the domed central floral filigree element on the necklace and they are in a pale soft pink color. The earrings are the exact design as the central floral gilt medallion with the soft pink bugle beads. Measurements are 16.5 inches for the necklace (you could easily use a necklace extender on this design) and 1 inch around on the earrings.
The Miriam Haskell hallmark is found on the simple hook closure on the necklace and on the back of the screw-in clip back earrings. Overall condition is very good with little to no wear on the gilt finish and all the beads look to be in great condition, it looks as if it hasn't been worn often, maybe just tucked away. What is so great about this set is it is so wearable today, very beautiful in its simplicity and feminine design.
This style necklace can be found in Carla and Roberto Brunialti's book "American Costume Jewelry: Art and Industry."
Miriam Haskell (Frank Hess) "Pate de Verre" Necklace and Earrings Set