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Miriam Haskell jewellery

Miriam Haskell jewellery

Vintage ads. Miriam Haskell jewellery

Miriam Haskell jewellery
Born into a family of Russian-Jewish immigrants, July 1, 1899, Tell City, Indiana, Miriam Haskell was a famous American jeweler. She studied in Chicago University for three years. In fact, she wasn’t a professional designer or jeweler, but with her good taste and subtle intuition, Haskell accurately determined the potential of a jewelry designer. She just got a talent in it. Haskell jewelry reflects innovative design and very rarely replicate the form of jewelry, which partly explains the relationship of the company with show business, private clients and collectors.
Noteworthy, Haskell jewelry often made ​​its debut on the stage and in films. Florence Ziegfeld bought her decorations for the “Ziegfeld Folies”, movies stars Lucille Ball and Joan Crawford, Gloria Vanderbilt and the Duchess of Windsor wore her jewels. Besides, her decoration often appeared on television shows, Broadway Musicals, such as “Phantom of the Opera”.

Miriam Haskell jewellery

Fabulous Miriam Haskell jewellery

In 1924 with $500 in her pocket, she moved to New York and two years later opened her first jewelry store in a prestigious hotel “McAlpine”. In 1926 she opened her second jewelry boutique at West 57th Street. Frank Hess joined her business the same year, the two worked together until Miriam left the company. In the 1930s, the company moved to 392 Fifth Avenue. Her not expensive art jewelry pieces were popular even during the Great Depression, Miriam Haskell opened boutiques at Saks Fifth Avenue and Burdine’s, in Miami and London.

A successful career of Miriam Haskell took place in 1920-1940’s. She made for the U.S. the same as her contemporary Coco Chanel for Paris: created the jewelry for well-dressed ladies, who joined the fashion trends in jewelry and clothing in a single complex.

Of all the high-quality materials used by Haskell, a special place had pearls – white, pink, brown, champagne, and various shades of gray. The most popular necklaces – of one or more strands of artificial pearls in different colors: white and champagne, pink and gray – to dark brown, with a combination of high quality materials such as Murano glass, molded and cast of French glass, the smallest pearls and pink with Montanit finely crafted clasps. Haskell necklaces are examples of classic style.

Stylized glass and metal Haskell earrings is the classic combination of old gilded metal, faux pearls and translucent pink Montanit. Most popular Haskell earrings and brooches are made ​​in a classic design of 1940-1950s.

As for bracelets, most of them are made of gold or gold-plated silver – plated antique metal with artificial pearls and glass beads of saturated colors. In the presence of brooches or earrings price increases.

Brooches by Miriam Haskell are complex compositions of metal and crystal. Favorite motifs – flower, vegetable and seashells. There are figurines of animals, turtles and exotic birds. Leaves – are constantly occurring motif in Haskell jewelry.

Each bead, each crystal, each pearl is picked up by hand, hand-wired to an intricate brass filigree backing, and ultimately backed to a second filigree, concealing any trace of its construction. One piece may take as long as three days to create.

When Ohio flooded in 1937, Haskell sent boxcars full of relief materials to New Albany, and traveled home to assist during the disaster. In World War Two, she contributed most conscientiously to the war effort, and asked Hess to create new patriotic metal-free jewelry designs, using natural materials and plastics.

Miriam Haskell jewellery

Miriam Haskell died in 1981 at age 82. In the book “Miriam Haskell Jewelry” vintage jewelry lover with Russian family name Sheila Pamfiloff writes, “Obviously, the legacy of her dream has filtered on down through the decades. It was a man’s world. Designers were men. The owners of companies were men. The staff was men. The salesmen were men. It was all men. And then you had Coco Chanel, who just jumped right out there, and a couple of other women who carved out their own niche in the world. Haskell did that, too.

Hollywood actress Joan Crawford in a breastplate jewelry by Haskell

Hollywood actress Joan Crawford in a breastplate jewelry by Haskell

In the above photo – Hollywood actress Joan Crawford wearing Miriam Haskell jewellery. She regularly bought it for 30 years, from the early 1930s to the late 1960s. A year before her death, in 1978, Crawford’s unsurpassed collection was auctioned at the Plaza Art Gallery in New York.

Miriam Haskell jewellery

Unique Haskell jewellery

Miriam Haskell jewellery

Large earrings

Miriam Haskell jewellery

Beautiful earrings of rhinestones and crystals

Miriam Haskell jewellery

Beautiful earrings

Miriam Haskell jewellery

Exquisite earrings, 1970s

Miriam Haskell jewellery

Leaf and flowers earrings

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Chandelier earrings

Miriam Haskell jewellery

Rose earrings

Miriam Haskell jewellery

Stunning earrings

Miriam Haskell jewellery

A pair of earrings

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Crystal bracelet

Miriam Haskell jewellery

Art bracelet

Miriam Haskell jewellery

Metal, gilding, pearls, Montanite. 1950, 17 cm. £ 700-800 SUM

Miriam Haskell jewellery

Coral and pearl beads, white metal, 1950, £ 700-800 SUM

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Charming bracelet

Miriam Haskell jewellery

Artificial pearls, 1940’s. £ 165-200

Brooch: metal, gilding, engraving, filigree, glass cabochons. 1940s

Brooch: metal, gilding, engraving, filigree, glass cabochons. 1940s

Pearl and glass cabochons brooch

Pearl and glass cabochons brooch

Gold tone metal and pearl brooch

Gold tone metal and pearl ring

Beautiful Pearl ring

small pearls, metal, gilding, montanite, artificial pearls. 1940s

Crystals and pearls Hair Comb

Crystals and pearls Hair Comb

Crystals and pearls Hair Comb

Beautiful Hair Comb

Haskell necklaces are examples of classic style

Traditionally, Haskell necklaces are examples of classic style

Haskell necklaces are examples of classic style

Classic style necklace

Miriam Haskell necklace

1940s necklace

Miriam Haskell necklace

Jewelry of ancient gilded metal and artificial pearls. Necklace1960’s. £ 180-200

High jewelry art - Miriam Haskell necklace

High jewelry art – Miriam Haskell necklace

Stylish black ring with rhinestones

Stylish black ring with rhinestones

Floral ring

Floral ring

Floral ring

Wreath ring of golden leaves and pearls

Miriam Haskell ring

A ring of metal, artificial pearls and crystals

Miriam Haskell ring

Autumn leaves ring

Miriam Haskell ring

Richly decorated with pearls, crystals and stones ring

Miriam Haskell ring

Black crystal rhinestones ring

Miriam Haskell vintage brooch

Bow brooch

Miriam Haskell ring

A set of parure, brooch, earrings and pendant

Miriam Haskell vintage brooch

Vintage clips, 1950s

1950s brooch and earrings, artificial pearl, jewelry alloy of yellow color. £ 300-335 ROX

1950s brooch and earrings, artificial pearl, jewelry alloy of yellow color. £ 300-335 ROX

Brooch, leaves and suspensions of amber glass. 1930s. £ 280 SUM

Brooch, leaves and suspensions of amber glass. 1930s. £ 280 SUM

Charming Earrings covered with silver, filigree, length 10 cm. 1970s

Charming Earrings covered with silver, filigree, length 10 cm. 1970s

Classic Haskell jewelry - brooch and earrings, 1940s

Brooch and earrings, 1940s

Flower brooch and earrings. 1960s. Gold-plated metal, artificial pearls, montanite, glass beads. £ 170-200

Flower brooch and earrings. 1960s. Gold-plated metal, artificial pearls, montanite, glass beads. £ 170-200

Made in 1950s earrings - artificial pearls, rhinestones. £ 300

Made in 1950s earrings – artificial pearls, rhinestones. £ 300

Most Haskell brooches are complex compositions of metal and crystals. Favorite motive - floral

Most Haskell brooches are complex compositions of metal and crystals. Favorite motive – floral

Pearl earrings and brooch, 1960s

Pearl earrings and brooch, 1960s

Vintage earrings and clips

Vintage earrings and clips

Blue Necklace and earrings, Robert F. Clark. Rock crystal on silver-coated metal. 1965. £ 800-900

Blue Necklace and earrings, Robert F. Clark. Rock crystal on silver-coated metal. 1965. £ 800-900

Exquisite Miriam Haskell jewellery

Exquisite Haskell jewellery

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