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My Personal Haskell Collection

A collection of Jewelry by Miriam Haskell. This is my personal collection and the items are not for sale. I do have Miriam Haskell jewelry for sale here in the Designer Sections.  http://imageevent.com/irislady/jewelryforsale Or here on my Bangle Caddie site  http://www.banglecaddies.com/00_Current_Pages/designer/haskell1.htm

Date(s): April 30, 2008. Album by Judy Miller. 1 - 116 of 116 Total. 8587 Visits.
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This brooch matches the bracelet in the next set of photos, and that bracelet is by Frank Hess, done in the second half of the 1950's.

Both match the necklace in Cera's book page 128.

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Signed with the older horseshoe plaque.  The brooch is 3" long.

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Closeup of the horseshoe.  Horseshoe mark started in 1948.

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This bracelet consists of double layered flower petals covered in rose montee's.  12 chains.

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Done by Frank Hess in the 1950's.  I purchased this one from Sheila Pamfiloff.

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The bracelet is 7 1/2" long.

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Also from Sheila, is this wonderful leaf necklace and earring set.

I think it is also a design by Frank Hess.

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One reason I bought this one, is the wonderful chain designs.

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Here showing the hook with the name on it.  The necklace is 17" long.

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I had inquired about the necklace, when Sheila came across these earrings.  They match the necklace perfectly even though they were made by Haskell at a later date.

They hang 3 1/4" and they make a nice sound when worn.

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There are 8 strands of these grey/cream niki pearls.  The necklace is 16" long.

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Mark on the back of the clasp.

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The earrings came with the necklace, so I have always kept them together.  The pearl is the same color and they fit the necklace just right.

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These earrings are spectacular.  They are 4" long.

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Montees drip down from "leaves" and the hanging parts are sort of twisted ropes, with rhinestone strands twined into the ropes.

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All done in the Russian gold color, the balls on the ends are decorated with montees.

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There are four different chains here.  All long, as you can see.

 I was wearing three of these, including the pink one, in Rhode Island at the last VFCJ convention.  Larry Vrba came up to me and pointed to my necklaces and said "I made that."  I'd say that is a pretty definite ID on a Haskell piece.  

He was talking about the pink one.  As you can see, that pink necklace has chains that match exactly one of the other chains on the neck form.

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You can see the different designs, and all the clasps with marks are here.

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THis is a collection of the Haskell Russian gold earrings.

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The backs of those earrings.

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One of my favorites.  I purchased the necklace from Louise Champion.  It is documented in Sheila and Cathy's book on page 137.

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This coral brooch goes with the coral set that is shown in photo #23 and #26.

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Tha back of the unsigned brooch.

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The bracelet is unsigned, but I purchased this one from Cathy Gordon, and I think that will authenticate it.  :)  The earrings are coral, but they are not Miriam Haskell.  They just look good with the set.

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Just love this color combination.

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This red, white and blue necklace is fun.  The white beads are plastic, the red spacers are glass, and the multicolor beads are plastic with glass squares on them.

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I am looking for Haskell earrings that might go with this necklace.  I want some with all three colors on them.  If you have some for sale....let me know.

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I love this set.  Done by Larry Vrba and pictured in the book by Cera, page 203.  It says about 1973.

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The necklace is long....31 1/2".

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These are from Sheila.  A white choker necklace and bracelet.

Unsigned.  Done is the late 1940's to early 1950's.  Rows of white beads and rose montees wrap around the memory wire necklace and hinge bracelet.

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The hook is probably a replacement.

In Sheila's and Cathy's book, page 167.

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These are some earrings that I picked up to wear with the white set.  Three pairs, two of them are Haskell.  Can you tell which one isn't?

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Here are the marks on the earrings.  If you selected the white seed bead earrings, you would be right.  They aren't marked.

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I bought these earrings on Ebay.  My birthday is in August and I always love the peridot stone.  The stones aren't real peridot, but they are the color.

I wanted something to go with these, so got in touch with Millie Petronzio, and the next photo shows what she came up with.

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She made this bracelet to go with the earrings.

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Isn't it gorgeous!

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Another one of my favorites.

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Back of the earrings.

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This necklace came from Sheila, and was probably made by Robert Clark.  According to Sheila, he came from a fine jewelry background and liked a more finished look and often soldered some filigree components together for a more finished look.

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The necklace is about 17" long.

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Signed with a one sided hang tag.

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Once again....I wanted something to wear with this necklace, and I went to Millie.  She created this wonderful bracelet and earrings to go with my R. Clark necklace.

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They look wonderful together.

Most of the bracelet and earring elements match the necklace exactly.

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The marks on the backs of the bracelet and earrings.

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This is my latest from Sheila.  I do love the yellows and this one is yellow/amber color.

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Page 202 of the book by Sheila and Cathy.

The necklace is again, by Robert Clark c.1960.

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Clip earrings match the necklace.

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To quote Sheila, "Citrine colored baguettes, rhinestones, gilt stampings and fancy shaped Rousselet pale amber and citrine colored beads."

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Close up of the clasp and one earring.

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Backs , showing the marks.

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This is an unsigned Miriam Haskell that I just bought and had restrung by Millie Petronzio.

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The necklace was really wonky in the stringing department....I was afraid to wear it.  Millie did a great job, even doing the good backstring technique.  She had to remove the plates on the backs of the front circle designs to attach the beads.

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A simple clasp that is a push in type.  

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My plea for more parts to this set worked....here are the earrings purchased from Bob Brown.  They are screwbacks and are not marked.  All the pieces in this parure are unsigned, but verified Miriam Haskell by Cathy Gordon and Sheila Pamfiloff.

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Here is the matching lariat and wrap bracelet.

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These pieces were created in the 1930's and have survived very well.  My necklace was restrung by Millie and this bracelet and the lariat were also restored by Millie.

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Just a close up of the wonderful bracelet.

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The lariat has no clasp....it has clips on the backs of the focals.  You can put this around your neck and clip it to your neckline, or to a collar, or maybe even a pocket.

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This is the back of the lariat focals, and the inside of the bracelet.

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This is a fabulous crystal, glass, and baroque Niki pearl set.  It is to die for.

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The bracelet is a wrap bracelet which is really hard to grasp when you see a photo of it.  It just looks like a pile of beads.  When on, it is a fabulous drapey, drippy bracelet.

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The pearls are a gorgeous gray and are finely textured.  The crystals are a pale yellow and the tiny yellow flowers are pate de verre.

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This necklace can be seen in the Haskell book by Cera on Page 131.  It is also in Cathy and Shelia's book on page 173.
Looking back on my choices...it seems that I do love the yellows!

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The mark on the earring back.  The set was created in the 1950's.

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This is just a nice simple necklace by Miriam Haskell.  It is a turquoise color with little flecks in the bead to make it look like real turquoise.

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The necklace has a push in type clasp with one bead on it.  The other little beads are the Russian gold color metal beads.

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This is my WTB.  I need earrings or other parts of this set. If you have something, let me know.

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There are earrings and a pin out there somewhere.  There is a photo of that demi in Sheila's and Kathy's book, page 179.

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This is a sad barouque pearl necklace that has gone to Millie's hospital.  She is working on it now, and I will post the repaired photo when I get the necklace back.

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The clasp part is the worst.  I think that's glue on the two ends...to hold the strings onto the jump ring.  Ugh.

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After.  This necklace is 40" long, and the niki pearls are the dark gray ones used long ago.  The necklace is happy now....clean and ready to go again.

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I think you can see a difference in the clasp.  It works, and the glue is gone.  Yay!  Love that Millie, she is a peach.

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I bought these earrings on Ebay....they are the exact pearl gray as the necklace.

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This one is an Ebay find.  The bracelet is all glass crystals.  It looks blurry in this photo, but if you click on it, it sharpens right up.

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The clasp has rhinestones on it.  Click on this photo to sharpen it.

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This one is glass with the large beads of resin.  I love those flat glass beads, and I'm looking to find some black glass earrings with those same glass beads.

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I just love this pink set.  The beads are all pate de vere glass, and it was made by Larry Vrba in the early 1970's.  This necklace and earring set is very wearable.  Long enough to be comfortable, and it can be worn with anything.

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I just bought this necklace on EBay, and of course, I'm looking for the bracelet.  If you have anything, please let me know.

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I talked to Millie Petronzio, and she told me that she did indeed make this necklace.  It is the same one, in different colors, as the set in Cathy and Sheila's book on page 230.

Millie was the original designer of this piece....she started with Haskell in the 1980's.

I can't imagine the work that went into this piece....there are zillions of beads here!

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I finally found these earrings....isn't it funny?  They were living just a couple of miles from me all this time.
Now....off to locate the bracelet!

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TADAAAAA!  Here is a necklace that I just bought on Ebay.  Also made by Millie Petronzio.  Guess what the next step is gonna be!!!  :)

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Yep, you guessed it!  I sent the necklace that is pictured in photo #119 to Millie, and she did her magic.  The necklace has been transformed into a killer bracelt that matches the rest of the set.

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The new (old) bracelet has the same little dangley bead elements on it that the necklace has.

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Millie can put this name on the bracelet because she is still "Miriam Haskell."
Millie describes the necklace in this set as a "shower."

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Now.....all better!!

Isn't vintage costume jewelry fun?

Millie is such a nice person....I hope you get to meet her, I know she would love to meet you.  :)

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This is my latest....a Larry Vrba set.  Two sets of earrings.  It is to die for!  This design was made by Larry in 1970-1978.

The only thing missing here is a bracelet.

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I found this on Ebay.  It is also by Larry Vrba and uses the same beads as the previous necklace.

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There is a brooch, and a clamper bracelet to this set.  I'll keep looking.  :)

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Another blue and green glass set by Larry Vrba for Miriam Haskell.  The beads are by Gripoix.

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They are all remarkable.
carol, Mon, 18 Jul 2011 6:10AM
I remember my grandmother wearing those beaded white clip on earrings almost everyday in the summer when I was a little girl. I think it was my first awareness of the importance of ACCESSORIES !..:))
anne | www.casavero.com, Sun, 17 Jul 2011 9:56AM
Stunning!! Brilliant! Amazing!
Maureen Winterhager, Sun, 17 Jul 2011 1:58AM
Absolutely stunning. Love the way that you have had the restorations and reused pieces to complete sets.
Sue | www.jewelsandfinery.co.uk, Sun, 17 Jul 2011 12:16AM
Judy-I had asked Robin Deutsch to adopt me but now that I've seen these jewels, I believe joint-custody with you would be a better idea.
Marly Harris, Sat, 16 Jul 2011 10:27PM
Once again Judy, you have outdone yourself!!! This album is FABULOUS!!!!!
Barbara J., Sat, 16 Jul 2011 8:39PM
What a collection Judy!
Nicole St-Pierre, Sat, 16 Jul 2011 7:33PM
All I can say is WOW!!!!
Hope Glen is ding better.
Dan Day | queensjewels@sbcglobal.net, Sat, 16 Jul 2011 7:19PM
Truly beautiful collection...stunning
Linda, Sun, 16 Nov 2008 2:47PM
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