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Guestbook for Haskell-Unsigned Pieces. 181 entries. Sign the Guestbook
Tawnya ByarlayWed, 29 Jul 2020 8:44PM

Is there someone that could verify if a necklace is an unsigned Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell piece?  It is a woven cord with 7 peg-style streak painted clothes pins.  I can send pictures.  Thank you!

DonnaWed, 22 Jul 2020 10:59PM

is there a place to post a picture of a possible Miriam Haskell brooch for authentication?

Anne G.Mon, 11 Jun 2018 7:24AM

I have a coil bracelet with matching earrings made of glass beads, ea. bead is 7mm long.  The set looks like sea anemones.  It's extremely well-made and trembles.  Is it MH?

rose ann besethSun, 18 Mar 2018 11:46AM

Looking forward to info on unsigned pieces of Mariam Haskell.

ShelliFri, 16 Mar 2018 3:00PM

I may not be where I’m supposed to be..as I only signed up for this website
to learn about costume jewelry.
I’m a newbie and appreciate any information I can find.
I’m confused about one thing..and I’m sure it’s as simple explanation as can be... but since I’m not familiar I wanted to ask.
I’ve heard repeatedly that there are no unsigned Miriam Haskell necklaces with a “hook” clasp... unless signed OR the hook clasp is adorned.
I’m wanting to know what I am missing in the book “The Jewels of Miriam Haskell” page 80. There is a beautiful green unsigned necklace by Frank Hess. The text says unsigned..however the hook has no embellishments.
What am I missing? Was it made for another designer? So technically not Miriam Haskell?
Thank you for your understanding and patience... I really hope to become as informed as you all...(someday..fingers crossed)
Thank you again

SandraSun, 25 Feb 2018 10:13AM

I have a set that I am trying to get authenticated, necklace, bracelet, earrings. I found the same bracelet sold on another site that said it was Miriam Haskell. I would just like to be sure. Is that something that you can help me with. I have your book and have read through it, but would like more guidance. Any help would be much appreciated, even giving me someone to contact who could take a look at them. Thank You!

maryThu, 9 Nov 2017 9:01PM

awesome site

SharanMon, 18 Sep 2017 1:22PM

Nice pictures...I was able to ID a necklace and earrings that go with your metallic copper beads with large faceted citrine glass stone and gilt metal leaves...Thank you!

Margel SmithSun, 23 Jul 2017 5:27PM

Wonderful site, thank you.

Ann GeisMon, 29 May 2017 1:53AM

Love to learn more about Haskell's unsigned early works.

John SchuremanMon, 12 Sep 2016 2:19PM

Researching early two earring sets & one including brooch

FrancesSat, 23 Jan 2016 11:48AM

Great site..... thanx for all the hard work.
I am a little confused.  At the bottom of the page I noticed an item which was marked sold.  Is this a selling site as well as an information site.

GillianZMon, 2 Nov 2015 2:25PM

A great resource. Thank very much for your time and efforts!

Laurie SpinaSat, 27 Jun 2015 7:13AM

I love vintage jewelry, especially Haskell.  I have all of your books and admire your knowledge and expertise in this area.  I have a collection of not only vintage/antique jewelry but also Haskell.  
I come to your site frequently and am contemplating joining, except I am a little confused as to whether this site is for pictures only or if it is for selling/buying as well.  Can someone help me out?

mdfunpartyMon, 4 May 2015 10:00PM


Julie RobeyTue, 17 Mar 2015 8:37PM

Wow I have been look for some help to tell REAL Miriam Haskell Jewelry for a long time now so I can make sure what I sell on my Ebay store is the "Real Deal."  From what I can tell I have alot of pieces (I have been looking for 3 yrs and buying the whole time). Thank you!!!! this is wonderful!!!!

Lynn Stull | wwww.TheEclecticDiva.etsy.comTue, 9 Dec 2014 12:14PM

I am so happy to have found this information.  I obtained a piece claimed to be unsigned Miriam Haskell and was hoping I'd find it here.  If yo have time I'd love to send you a photo.

Leda FoleySat, 15 Nov 2014 8:36AM

I have a question about Miriam Haskell Pharaoh bracelet.  I see comparable pieces with the head wired. Mine is not.  Is mine a fake or were there two versions of this? Any help would be appreciated.  Can send photos.

Rita LiebowitzMon, 25 Nov 2013 12:02PM

wow thanks!

Gael CunninghamWed, 30 Oct 2013 10:47AM

Discovered your research when trying to identify coral bead and gold chain lariat necklace found in mother's estate.  Thank you for making this work available.  Your work is appreciated and very helpful.  Plus, it's a treat to see so many pieces compiled into one page.

DOE ERCOLANOFri, 27 Sep 2013 1:16PM

This is outstanding information for the new at learning. As it turns out; I have a set dated back to the 30's thanks to her sharing her wealth of information!!

MelissaSun, 28 Jul 2013 1:51PM

Thank you SO much for putting this together & sharing. Such great information!!!!

Babs | stores.ebay.com/Babs-DelightsTue, 23 Jul 2013 8:29PM

Great reference site.  Thanks so much for all your hard work and effort!  I think it is #219 where there are a group of pieces and it says the one in the upper left may have lost its gilding.  I have seen similar pieces in the Cera book and they were in 'silvered' metal.  Could be.

Laurie Julian | lauriejulianspina520@gmail.comSat, 29 Jun 2013 9:28AM

I love Miriam Haskell.  I have a collection with many early unsigned pieces.  Your site is amazing.

Sharon AtkinsonTue, 16 Apr 2013 1:43AM

Your sebsite was really informative. The photograhs were very helpful. Thank you the jewellery is really kool.

Minnie Sun, 3 Mar 2013 2:47PM

just starting to look with a few questions

Joanne ChinTue, 15 Jan 2013 1:05PM

thank you for this invaluable info!!

LillianWed, 29 Aug 2012 5:38PM

I've recently discovered Miriam Haskell, and all I can say is - Wow!  To think that so many of these incredible pieces were handmade in the USA.  Wish you could find this kind of quality now.

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful pictures.  Gives me yet another reason to avoid my work and spend hours on the Internet.  ;-D

Janet BrazilThu, 26 Jul 2012 10:28PM

I think I have a unsigned Miriam Haskell necklace, I got a antique dealer to look and she also agreed, it is all the gold tone and all hand done with the flower cluster also in the gold tone, a beautiful piece, I would love to have you look at it.

RitaMon, 21 May 2012 9:19AM

Thank you for sharing, I found the photos to be most helpful.

edith barbee | lalaworld58@yahoo.comWed, 16 May 2012 1:05PM

I think I might have one of her bracelet. I would love to have someone look at it.

Carol weissMon, 16 Apr 2012 3:40PM

I just opened a showcase in an antique mall in Plantation Florida.  I am featuring a collection of Miriam Haskell.  I am so insoired by her and her story.  As soon as I started to collecther incredible creations, I just xouldn't stop .  I have , in the past four months amassed abouth three hundred of Miriam Haskell's  pieces.  My web site is under construction and will be called  "Miriam & Me".  Cathy Gorson's book has been an invaluable resource for learning about  researching each piece.  And now I am looking forward to being a part of this informative community.  
Caro Weiss

Lauren MatthiasSun, 15 Apr 2012 3:31AM

Thanks again for such an informative photo collection.  You're my number one source for researching Haskell jewelry.

melanie mcmurraySun, 1 Apr 2012 5:10AM

Now I know what I have been collecting over the years
I had no idea who she was, or what it was, but I have a number of these early works. I just buy what appeals to me, never thought of looking for any one behind the work. Have been collecting jewlery since I was a kid in the 60's, still am all these years later.

Jessica McKenney | https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.275790442492337&type=1Tue, 21 Feb 2012 4:00PM

Hi, I have a brooch that I believe to be early unsigned Haskell jewelry. I have included a link to my album on a Facebook site and would love it if you could help me identify it. It is an all metal bar pin with swags of leaves and what look to be berries or pinecones. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

angela Mon, 17 Oct 2011 7:22PM

Very nice. I have a haircomb rather large that is signed miriam haskell. It appears to be coral in an elaborate brass setting. Did she make this kind of ornaments often or is it rare? I have looked for months for something similiar .Any information would be deeply appreciated. Thanks

JanSun, 17 Jul 2011 5:58PM

On Friday, 7/15/11, I went to Fine Arts Shop, to get some old jewelry repaired. The person helping me told me that one of the pieces was "A Miriam Haskell" she said with awe. She told me to go look it up online to see what I had in my possession.  I had not noticed the brand on the back, and had never heard of it.  I am thrilled to find similar pieces in this website.  What do you suggest I do about getting it repaired?  They said they can do it.

DeniseSun, 12 Jun 2011 12:41AM

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Agatha RichardMon, 30 May 2011 10:30AM

Wow,this woman was a true artist. I would love to see all unsigned pieces. IS THERE A BOOK SHOWING ALL ?

Jan GrantThu, 17 Mar 2011 9:41AM

Love this website. I have several pieces that were my Mom's and seeing your site makes me think they may be unsigned Haskell. Thank you.

Daralynne SwartwoutWed, 9 Mar 2011 11:45AM

Love the pictures. Thanks so much for this.

Kathy FranicsFri, 18 Feb 2011 8:21PM

Hi Cathy - I love your site and have always admired Haskell from afar - never have seen one in person - LOL. I have a question about an unsigned bracelet.  It has the exact same clasp as the 4 gilt chain bracelet in your unsigned folder. If you get a chance to stop by the Jewelry & Gemstone board on eBay and look at the "Could this be Haskell" thread posted on 1/26/11.  I'd love to have your opinion. Thanks so much! Kathy

Annie | http://www.rubylane.com/shops/mur-sadiesSun, 13 Feb 2011 2:16PM

Hi Cathy,
This is an absolutely phenomenal web site and most jewelry lovers appreciate it very much. It's unfortunate though that many people seem to think it's an appraisal web site. See the last 6 messages.

KarenSun, 6 Feb 2011 12:39PM

Hi Cathy! Great website! If you get a chance could you stop by the jewelry & Gemstones board on ebay and take a look at the 2nd and 3rd pieces in the thread titled "Are these old pieces anything good?" and let me know what you think? Thanks so much!

Laura BindrumMon, 10 Jan 2011 8:57AM

Hi Cathy, I have collected many early Haskell pieces and while I have confirmed some of them as early Haskell (with the aid of your book and website), there are many pieces that I have not been able to confirm.  I would greatly appreciate your expert knowledge and time in reviewing these pieces and letting me know your thoughts.  Thank you!  LB

Tracy GrahamSat, 25 Dec 2010 7:02AM

Love all the jewlery!!  Is there a way I can askyou a question?   Here or somewhere else?

ErikaTue, 23 Nov 2010 11:26AM

Hi Cathy, I was referred to you by an ebay member to inquire whether a necklace of mine was made by Miriam Haskell. For the record, I will NOT be selling it. I enjoy wearing it and displaying it in my vintage jewelry collection when it is not being worn:) If you have a free moment, could you look at the pictures and determine if Miriam Haskell was the maker? Thank you!

CalicoMon, 25 Oct 2010 2:37PM

Hi Cathy ! Wonderful site and very informative, I use it frequently for research and just to admire the lovely jewelry.
I have a thread on the Ebay Jewelry Board about some possible early Miriam Haskell necklaces and if you get a few minutes could you please check it out ?
It's titled "Miriam Haskell Hopefuls"
Thank you for your time !

Ruth H | http://forums.ebay.com/db1/topic/Jewelry-Gemstones/Im-A-Haskell/510267715&#msg524223978Sat, 9 Oct 2010 9:42PM

Hi there.  Could you take a look at the Antiques board and give me a yes/no on a glass flower necklace?  Someone suggested that Miriam Haskell might have made it. Thanks.  Post 524223978 - the direct link is in the Website line above.

Kathleen KellyFri, 1 Oct 2010 7:52PM

This is SUCH a fabulous album of Haskell jewelry. Thank you so much for sharing it. Making it available to all of us will help so much in identifying authentic Haskell pieces. All my best, Kathleen

vikkiThu, 30 Sep 2010 3:49PM

Excited to find this site...

RosieSat, 11 Sep 2010 4:39AM

Wow just love this designer, she is fantastic, all her pieces are out of this world.  I would really like to know how to purchase her jewellery.

clayton beardenWed, 8 Sep 2010 5:16PM

Good Afternoon! I just wanted to say that i am very happy to have found this site . Itr is both fun and informative!
Clayton Bearden

Moon MoehringMon, 23 Aug 2010 11:18AM


barbara ann englishMon, 9 Aug 2010 5:26PM

Stunning Haskell pieces.  Great idea to log all of her unsigned pieces.

Annie O. | MurSadies @ Ruby LaneTue, 22 Jun 2010 6:54PM

Wow, what a great site. I was finally able to confirm that the necklace I always KNEW was Haskell....is Haskell. It's #121 on the Haskell-Unsigned Pieces. Way to go Cathy G.

Lisa MorenoWed, 16 Jun 2010 5:52PM

Cathy- I love your site and continually refer to it for research! I have a necklace posted on the Ebay Jewelry Board that has the exact same construction as #17 in this album, however it has plastic flowers. Could you take a look? Thanks!

Jennifer SchmidWed, 16 Jun 2010 3:18PM

I just love this site!! I just purchased a large lot of quality jewelry with several signed Haskell pieces, and quite a few pieces that look like Haskell but are unsigned. Is it possible for me to send you some pictures for you to take a look at them? I have your book, but don't see any just like them in there. Any help would be much appreciated!! Thanks so much!

Carole Rothweiler | ImageEventFri, 4 Jun 2010 1:47AM

Hello Cathy, I adore this site! I have a question about a pair of clip earrings that I currently have on the ebay discussion boards. They have all the bells & whistles of Miriam Haskell, 50's clips match, hand strung beads, pear shaped rhinestones & fabulous filigree back, but they are unsigned & the clip on your picture #16(last one on bottom) is signed, can you possibly take a look at them or may I send you a couple pictures? I though maybe Robert if not Miriam Haskell.  Thank you for your fantastic site & wealth of information! Carole

Harold FrantzFri, 23 Apr 2010 3:50PM

I wish to see some of her work.

nancyFri, 16 Apr 2010 6:51PM

Love this site!  Just learning about Miriam Haskell, and already I know that I love the early pieces best, thanks to you and your research.  
I have a necklace that may be an unsigned Haskell, may I send you a photo for your opinion?  
Your book is sold out at all Barnes & Noble shops in my town!

reneeMon, 12 Apr 2010 11:21PM

i love jewelry

lynda lassleyTue, 23 Mar 2010 4:19AM

I love your informative site. I have an unsigned bracelet, that I believr to be a Haskell, can I send you pictures. Thank you for your time.

franSun, 21 Mar 2010 10:23AM

Thank you so much for providing such great Haskell-Unsigned Pieces. I came across a unsigned lariat necklace which I think is a Haskell Unsigned Piece. Can I send you some photos to see if it is truly an unsigned Haskell lariat?

Reberita McGee-FitzMon, 1 Mar 2010 12:18PM


Jannie StarkSat, 20 Feb 2010 10:44AM

I would like to thank you very much for the most informative and enjoyable visit to your site. I have been a collector/dealer for the past 30+ years and much to my astonishment found myself learning from your site. Never again will I be able to say "I've seen it all". The work to photograph and catalouge your site has been enormous and my note is to tell you so. I have recently begun to design my own pieces...apparently mostly inspired by Haskell. I am re-using old clips, pendants, brooches that need a little repair and restoration and pieces that would otherwise go unused and Heaven Forbid!!!! thown away. It keeps me occupied in Snowy Saskatchewan during the hard winter months. Again, many thanks for new knowledge, new inspiration and above all jewelry to make my jewelry collecting heart pound with absolute delight!
Best regards from a long-wintered Saskatchewan
Jannie Stark.

Karen HertzogWed, 10 Feb 2010 9:30PM

Cathy--Love the website and have a stickpin which has the wired butterfly on the end--the top however is very plain and was wondering if I send you photos you could take a look and see if you thing it's an unsigned Haskell?

Evelyn rowellSun, 24 Jan 2010 2:04AM

Fantastic site and most helpful info. Thank you, evelyn

Also I would like to send a pic for Iding, is that possible.

jan FullerSat, 16 Jan 2010 2:05PM

Is the floral bracelet (item101) for sale? Cost? Thanks!  Jan

SchinamamaThu, 7 Jan 2010 4:49PM

I am not sure where this site is.
I work at a charity resale shop benefiting cancer research.  We have a Miriam Haskell pearl necklace that needs restringing.
It is a signed piece.
I am in the process of researching it.
Can someone help?

anne colarussoTue, 5 Jan 2010 12:52PM

Hi Cathy - Happy New Year! I have posted a topic on the Jewelry Board at Ebay - I think I found an unsigned piece - I would love if you could take a quick look and give me your opinion - thanks so much! Anne

MarcieMon, 4 Jan 2010 9:40AM

I have a possible un signed Miriam Haskell Spezzati coral brooch with tiny pearls surrounding it.It has a filigree backing,with some colored beads in it as well.

Gill JuliusTue, 1 Dec 2009 2:14PM

I am looking for a particular Miriam Haskell piece - 5 rows of pearls with embellishments either side

CarolMon, 16 Nov 2009 6:04PM

Hello Cathy!  Really appreciate the fabulous job you've done with this site, and thank you for maintaining such a great resource!  Wonderful folks on ebay's JGB thought that a wooden bead necklace I posted might just be Haskell.  Thread name is "Wood Bead Necklace...I know I've seen this before" if there is a possibility you might take a look and give a "yay" or "nay", that would be super!

Jeri StastnySun, 18 Oct 2009 11:10AM

Hi: I just purchased a very unusual brooch with coral,crystals and pearls made in the style of Miriam Haskell. I need to know if it is indeed an unsigned Haskell/Hess piece. I can provide a picture if needed. Thank you.

Dannt ThomasonSat, 10 Oct 2009 11:02AM

I am searching to replace a necklace of my Mothre's that was lost in a move. It was a glass fruit necklace that was my Grandmothers so it was old. Been told that a designer by the name of Miriam Haskell was the designer. but there were also two other designers @ her era. Nevertheless I am searching to replace with as close as possible, but need help locating. Please let me know if you have anything even similar. Thank You, Danny Thomason

Sally DorrisSun, 27 Sep 2009 11:44AM

Always absolutely amazed at the intricate and wonderful Miriam Haskell designs.  Loved the story about her visit to Arizona and the couple that invited her in.

carin robinsonTue, 15 Sep 2009 5:36PM

Ihave a Miriam Haskell necklace that I would like to appraise and sell..found it in an antique clothing store twenty years ago

Kathy Fri, 10 Jul 2009 8:51PM

Hi, would very much like to learn more about Miriam Haskells early jewelry, I have a extremly large brooch and matching earrings, I have recently aquired and would like to know if they are indeed Miriam Haskell
kind regards
Kathy ann

CAnn SorrellFri, 26 Jun 2009 5:48AM

Aside from the helpful insight I simply enjoyed just looking at your pieces...your collection is astounding!!!!

evaSat, 20 Jun 2009 3:10PM

LOve this site...I have so many parts & pieces that are most likely Haskell...just from looking. Thank you Cathy for this awesome site!!

eyeloreSat, 11 Apr 2009 5:46AM

I come here often to see your collections and learn.  Thanks so much for sharing!  Someone suggested you'd look and give an opinion about my necklace.  I've kept an eagle eye out for years to learn who/when/what and haven't been successful. Thanks  http://forums.ebay.com/db1/topic/Jewelry-Gemstones/Bead-38-Metal/510088874

IreneMon, 6 Apr 2009 6:12PM

Fabulous pictures of unsigned Haskell pieces! This gives a wonderful insight to these beauties.  Thanks so much for sharing these photos and comments!

BrandySun, 5 Apr 2009 8:07AM

Cathy, I was wondering if you had time if you could look at my post on the jools board. Trying to get an id on this necklace, and I know you are our best pro in this area. http://forums.ebay.com/db1/topic/Jewelry-Gemstones/Could-This-Be/510087692.

Thanks in advance for any help or thoughts

Appreciate any input or information you could give me. Regards,

Pat RahnSat, 4 Apr 2009 12:50PM

I recently bought a signed Miriam Haskell on Ebay.  I have a feeling this is not a Haskell.  Please help.

ShukgirlWed, 1 Apr 2009 11:48AM

Hi, Cathy!
Thanks SO MUCH for your wonderfully helpful jewelry pages & book! You're providing such valuable resources for us all!
A quick question...I've posted on the eBay Jewelry Board a demi-parure (bracelet & brooch) that I believe is an old, unsigned Haskell set. Everyone says I should get your opinion on it, so I'm writing to you to ask you to please take a look and tell us what you think. Here's the link: http://forums.ebay.com/thread.jspa?forumID=32&threadID=510087061  
If the link doesn't work, just look up "Weird & Wonderful Demi...Early Haskell?? TIA, Everyone!"
We're all looking forward to seeing what you have to say! Thank you, Cathy!

lindsey highfield Sun, 29 Mar 2009 2:46AM

i have always had a passion for miriam haskell's jewellry ihave never seen such a wonderful collection all in one place it nearly had me salivating!!what is the most expensive piece you have ever bought and what is the starting prices now?

j ecklesSat, 21 Mar 2009 8:23PM

Do you sell haskell  How can I find out prices and what is avALIBLE

Denise, TrinketsAndTreasures | ebaySat, 21 Feb 2009 6:46AM

Hi Cathy, First let me say that I have enjoyed your albums very much, and have spent some very pleasurable time this Winter looking through them!
I have a brooch or pin that I would ask you to look at, and give your opinion as to whether or not it may be an unmarked Haskell. I have posted a picture on the ebay jewelry discussion board. The title of the thread is "Funny Pierced Back Glass Rod Brooch" I will be happy to send you the link, picture, or any other info you want. Thank you!

bluemleinTue, 6 Jan 2009 1:09PM

re your unsigned haskell pieces - #157 i have two large arrow dress clips with the turquoise ball beads which haskell seemed to love so much. they are a pewtery colour - never were gilt - and have an arrangement similar to the earrings rather that the larger bobbles

DeannaWed, 31 Dec 2008 6:55AM

Have several signed pieces by Miriam Haskell. Maybe some unsigned. Need to vaule signed pieces, and find out if the ones unsigned are hers. Thank You for your time!

angelThu, 4 Dec 2008 3:46PM

Great M. Haskell items and website.  I think I came across an unsigned piece and while finding similar haskell designs, just not this exact piece.  I am getting closer..  LOL
Thank you - Angel

patTue, 25 Nov 2008 7:20PM

Hello Cathy;
Thank you for a wonderful photo and informational album.
Helped to identify a bracelet or two that I have and raised questions on some other pieces.  Thank you again.

KeithSat, 8 Nov 2008 12:38PM

I was wondering if it is possible to send a photo of an unsigned necklace to Cathy Gordon or to another Miriam Haskell expert to determine if it is in fact, one of Haskell's pieces.  Thank you for your time!

RoseWed, 5 Nov 2008 2:07PM

I have a lovely necklace that may be a Haskell can I email a photo to you ? I am interested in selling it and it would be nice to know for sure if it is a Haskell.  I have owned your book for 3 yrs now and I keep it on my end table as I constantly enjoy the lovely jewelry of Ms Haskell.

CathyWed, 24 Sep 2008 7:20PM

Hi Cathy! I'm another Cathy ... from the Jewelry Board on eBay. If you have a minute, I'd love to have your opinion on a pair of earrings I have posted a question about. The thread is called "Do these look like Haskell to you?" Thanks for your time, and for this wonderful resource.

piMon, 8 Sep 2008 9:41AM

Dear Cathy, thank you for the beautiful photo's, which are much better than the Miriam Haskell book. I was just thinking of selling the few pieces I have as I rarely wear them now, when I came across this site... not any more! if anything, I'd love to try and find something like the turquois sets you show. Thank you so much.

CarolSun, 7 Sep 2008 10:30PM

Dear Cathy

I have been a collector of Miriam Haskell's jewelry since the 1990s and have one of the faux-pearl & rhinestone pieces featured in Deanna Farneti Cera's book among others. I am looking for a Haskell aficionado who might be interested to acquire my entire collection (I'm not interested in selling them on ebay on a piecemeal basis) and should be grateful if you would let me whether you would be interested in viewing photos of my collection.   

Kind regards
Carol Lai
Hong Kong

Melanie KutilekFri, 5 Sep 2008 10:53AM

Cathy - This is an incredible website for us who are interested in Miriam Haskell jewelry. Thank you for sharing with us. I would appreciate a little more information. I see that people have asked questions and I assume you, as a collector and expert, take the time to answer them as best you can. Can any of us "pick your brain?" Is this open to the public so to speak? Thank you. Melanie Kutilek

Sandy Carroll | http://flippingtreasures.com/Wed, 20 Aug 2008 1:07PM

Hi Cathy.  I have a question posted on the eBay JB that I am in hopes that you can answer.  I have a brooch I believe is Miriam Haskell, but it has a trombone clasp, which I have never seen on a Haskell piece before.  

I would greatly appreciate it if you could take a look and tell me what you think.  Here is a link to the question.

Sandy, Flipping Treasures

SherylThu, 8 May 2008 5:09PM

I have what I think is an unsigned Haskell (I live in San Diego, CA).  My mom gave it to me from a garage sale find.

megThu, 3 Apr 2008 11:48AM

You have a beautiful collection.
I have what I believe to be an unsigned MH beaded bracelet.  I live  in LA and I was wondering if you knew anyone who might be able to authenticate it.
Thank you.

Mary KilkennyFri, 8 Feb 2008 3:22PM

I have a signed Mirium Haskell long plastic or celluloid chain in tortoise shell color. The links are large and it has a spring closure with MK tag. Every other link has the name Mirium Haskell. Can you tell me more about it? Thank you MJK

natalieWed, 30 Jan 2008 10:08PM

hello! i stumbled across this site hoping to find anyone who could tell me about the necklace i have. I found it in a thrift store. It's gold fortune cookie with a fortune tag attached to it,inscribed'if everything seems to be coming your way, you're probably in the wrong lane." It says Haskell on the fortune tag. It quite cute, and i wondered if there was any sort of story behind it.

thank you!

Glenn CampbellSat, 19 Jan 2008 10:46PM

I have a necklace that is signed MARIAM HASKELL on one side of the clasp and has PATENT and a number on the other side, it also has a signed MARIAM HASKELL metal hang tag on the clasp. Can you tell me where I can find info on it?
Thanks for any info.

Paul AardewerkFri, 18 Jan 2008 12:41PM

Wonderfull and helpfull.
I'm from the Netherlands and I'm a collector of Miriam Haskell.
Do you have more information and where can I find it?
Kind regards,


Larry ColatrianoWed, 19 Dec 2007 11:54AM

Am looking to purchase a 2 pieces of jewelry that the owner claims are unsigned Miriam Haskells......trying to determine if indeed they are,

Linda LevittThu, 13 Dec 2007 11:40AM

This is the most exciting collection of any kind of jewelry I've ever seen.  Just so much fun.  I have 5 or 6 necklaces that I would like to sell.  Can you advise me.  Thank You for your consideration and time.

Linda Levitt

MichelleSun, 9 Dec 2007 10:44AM

I have discovered what I believe is an early unsigned Miriam Haskell.  After viewing all of your wonderful information, I wondered if you are able to verify this outstanding necklace.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks!

SarahSat, 8 Dec 2007 1:24PM

When you get a free minute, would you mind checking out a demi I picked up today? Not sure if it's a Haskell or a wannabe!
Thanks so much,Tammy

radWed, 31 Oct 2007 11:04PM

THANK YOU! I have been trying to find more information on a piece of jewelry to write a listing for eBay.  I had almost given up, and I posted it earlier today with skeletal (Halloween pun, sorry) details.  Moments later I came across your site and found unmistakable similarities between one of the items shown and the piece I listed.  The "gilt lily leaf" among other things!  I am so excited because the piece I listed is so beautiful, it clearly deserves attribution!  So, there you have it, Miriam Haskell, now it makes sense.  I have a feeling I'll regret selling it one day...  Anyway, thanks for all sharing your knowledge :-)

CAS | N/AWed, 31 Oct 2007 7:36PM


Tricia KamolnickTue, 30 Oct 2007 8:09PM

where is the book?

Anastasia BryantSat, 13 Oct 2007 1:43PM

Cathy, I have posted a necklace on the jewelry board that I think might be an unsigned Haskell. I would appreciate it greatly if you could take a look when you have time and see what you think.  


TammySat, 13 Oct 2007 6:33AM

Good Morning Cathy!
I have a pin that I'm told might be a Haskell.I have pics in the Jewelry & Gemstones discussion board on Ebay.The title is: Does this wired pin look like any specific maker?
Thanks so much!

Kathleen KenisonWed, 19 Sep 2007 1:30PM

Hi Cathy, I have 3 unsigned pieces on the ebay jewelry and gemstones discussion board. One is what I believe is a Spezzati Coral wrap bracelet. Also a lariet necklace and another necklace. I would be very appreciative if you would take a look and offer your opinion. The title is "3 Haskell pieces, opinions please". Thanks so much, Kathleen

TammySat, 15 Sep 2007 5:39PM

Hi Cathy,
  I have a piece I am almost positive is Miriam Haskill, but am looking for confirmation of that.  It is an unsigned piece, and I have it on the eBay discussion board, post title: Miriam Haskill ??.  Any input from you would be fabulous.  Thanks so much! Tammy

LesleyTue, 21 Aug 2007 8:35PM

Amazingly stunning collection!!!  WOW!  

I came upon your website when researching the Miriam Haskell necklace my mom has had for over 40 years or so.  She even has a hard cardboard painting(??) of a woman in a brown 30's or 40's(??) type woman's suit, hairdo, and hat with netting in the front with the actual necklace painted around her neck and matching bracelet (mom believes she has the bracelet too, but she's not sure what she did with it at this juncture)painted around her wrist.  On the cardboard painting(??) there is an aluminum foil(??) type sticker with black letters that say "Miriam Haskell."

I believe the Miriam Haskell necklace we have must be an unsigned piece from the 40's(??), due to the cardboard painting that came with it and the design, but I know nothing about Miriam Haskell and her magnificent pieces and mom knows only that it was sold to her over 40 or so years ago as a genuine Miriam Haskell.

I must admit that we are both very curious about any information we can obtain about the Miriam Haskell necklace we have in our possession.  We would deeply appreciate your great expertise.  Can I send you photos?  

The necklace is an exquisite piece and has the same chain and turquoise type balls and chain curled hangers as your #66 unsigned Miriam Haskell necklace on your website, but the necklace itself is quite different due to having a great deal more turquoise on it.

We would be grateful for your assistance!

Warm regards,


Cindy | ebay jewelry discussion boardThu, 24 May 2007 7:32AM

Dear Cathy-Thank you for your quick reply on the baroque necklace. The pearls are all baroque, it is a heavy necklace, but I am not sure if it is plastic or glass? I am new to jewelry and I did the tooth test, but now everything sounds the same to me!

georgetta wilsonMon, 20 Nov 2006 7:22PM

I really enjoyed this site. I was recently given a box of jewelry that belonged to a 81 year olds mother. It had been stored in their garage for 21 years. Several pieces are so beautifull that i feel they must be Haskell but they are unsigned and i havent been able to find a appraiser in the area.

DebsArtTue, 14 Nov 2006 4:01PM

Thank you for a fasinating look at the beautiful Miriam Haskell creations. I never had the opportunity to see one in person. The site is the next best thing to being there.

nancy AshleyFri, 3 Nov 2006 7:21PM

This is fascinating and beautiful!  thank you!


debi marchantMon, 11 Sep 2006 5:14AM

As a lover and collector of vintage jewelry, I have only recently become aware of the fabulousness that is Haskell. When I am introduced to something that interests me, naturally I want to know more about that something. Your tour was a brilliant starting point in my endeavor to learn about all things Haskell! Thank you for sharing! Now I'm off to the next tour!

peto4okThu, 24 Aug 2006 10:14AM

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barrycmsterThu, 24 Aug 2006 10:14AM

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Fanny ChoiWed, 12 Jul 2006 8:04AM

They are timeless, evergreen and fantastic collection from Haskell! Thanks for sharing. Artist like her is not exist nowadays!!!!

michele hollingsworthMon, 3 Jul 2006 9:05PM

I have some unsigned pieces that I would like to know if they are Miriam Haskell.

S. ArendMon, 19 Jun 2006 2:19PM

How can I find out if a set I have is actually an unsigned Haskell? Also can you recommend someone who can restore these pieces?

Brenda K. Duff | rubylane.com/shops/brendastreasuresSun, 23 Apr 2006 9:05AM

Simply beautiful!

C*ndy AmirkhanWed, 8 Feb 2006 8:58PM

Hi Cathy, This is a breath-taking collection of jewelry! Just when I didn't think any piece could be more beautiful than the one I was looking at.......I looked at the next and the next....what a treat. Thank you. Smiles, C*ndy
A Twinkle in Time

WandaThu, 29 Dec 2005 3:39PM

What a thrill it is to see all these pieces.  Please send me newsletters.

Leah SharpeThu, 1 Dec 2005 7:59PM

WOW!You have an awsome collection! What a pleasure to see these beautiful pieces! She was the best wasn't she!! I have a friend that called me and asked me if I ever heard of her. She has a piece from her mother. Now I can't wait to see it! I believe I have a piece and I know I had one of those elaborate necklaces with many strands of clear rod type beads and a huge flower made from the same beads with a pink rinstone in the middle. I think I gave it to my sister to make me a watch out of some of the beads because several strands were broken. She never did. I'm going to call her tomorow and tell her to find it and give it back. You would love it! Thanks for giving me your website! I will be out there looking and I will email you if I find a piece. I will pass on your web site to my friends because you have the most beautiful pieces!! you are so lucky! You must be very proud of this collection! I know I would be!!! Leah Sharpe ( tanner1antiques)

manonSun, 20 Nov 2005 9:56AM

Great sleuthing! Thank you for sharing

EstelleMon, 14 Nov 2005 11:09AM

fabulous pieces!

camilleSun, 18 Sep 2005 6:32PM

gave my daughter your book for a gift as she's collecting and I am also learning about lM.H.

DejaVu Collectible JewelrySat, 20 Aug 2005 4:21PM

A total work of art!

lady_macinTue, 16 Aug 2005 3:50PM

Simply lovely! From a designers point of view, her pieces were incredible for the time. Outstanding craftsmanship. Thank you for sharing. *Big Smile*

AnitaSun, 24 Jul 2005 5:35AM

Thanks so much for sharing your labours of love. I only recently discover Miriam Haskell, having been obliquely led to her work after seeing a vintage piece on "Antiques Roadshow". Arriving at your site
felt like arriving to the portals of heaven. I'm a fledgeling aspiring jewellery designer and the BACKS of the pieces and the construction info has been just as exciting to see as the fronts... maybe more so.  THANKS so much!
Anita in PA

WendelThu, 7 Jul 2005 7:38AM

WOW this is awesome! I have learned a lot here! also am drooling!!! Thanks, Wendy!

mai shiranuiSun, 29 May 2005 7:55PM

I really love the content of this site.Its serves as a source of valuable
information in my life.I will continue to visit this websites often,and I would like
to thank you for your continual service.


cherylTue, 26 Apr 2005 3:57PM

Just amazing.  Thank you for the slide show.

dianneWed, 20 Apr 2005 7:54AM

Wow I just found an unsigned wood beads shell bracelet on your site exactly like one I have.  I had no idea it was Haskell! Thank you.  It is missing some beads..where can I can repaired?

PennySat, 9 Apr 2005 9:49PM

What wonderfully creative pieces of art!

benisaSat, 2 Apr 2005 5:30AM

Wow!wow! so beautiful & elegant!!!!

E. PastoreThu, 24 Mar 2005 2:59PM

Wow!  Never saw so many beautiful pieces in one location!

LouisWed, 16 Mar 2005 1:31PM

Thank You for having this GREAT site.

kat m.Mon, 14 Mar 2005 1:15PM

Wow! beautiful

Sue JustusSun, 13 Feb 2005 3:56PM


Rebecca DanielsSat, 12 Feb 2005 7:42AM

you have been my hero!

Valerie KMon, 7 Feb 2005 11:40AM

Wonderful. Thanks so much for this.

Jayne TimperSat, 5 Feb 2005 9:00PM

Thank you so much for this information.  WONDERFUL

marySun, 12 Dec 2004 2:18PM

Thx so much for the wonderful compendium of Miriam Haskell jewelry!  I found the identical bracelet and dress clip that I own. Additionally I was able to match another dress clip to one of your bracelets. Without your superb reference I would only be guessing, as all of them were unmarked.  Thx again!!!

JudySat, 20 Nov 2004 1:54PM

What a great site!  I just came into possession of my 91 year old aunt's costume jewellery.  What a surprise.  Do you know who in Canada could give me an idea of the price of the pieces?  Many thanks

SusanTue, 9 Nov 2004 7:38PM

Who can I trust to repair MH jewelry?

Marlene HSat, 30 Oct 2004 12:57PM

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

DeeTue, 12 Oct 2004 9:00PM

Oh, what can one say when feasting their eyes on such fabulous pieces by Miriam Haskell. While I would never consider copying her work I am interested in how she makes the silk thread over the spring wire in her wrap bracelets.  Can you tell me more about that technique.  Thanks so much for providing this breathtaking view of the most wonderfully made jewelry of all time in my opinion. You are truly blessed to own such pieces. Thank you for the privilege.

BethSat, 9 Oct 2004 10:48PM

I LOVE this site and of course I preordered the new book! It has been a fabulous guide. I have the matching brooch to picture #6. If anyone is interested you may email me.

Toy NicoleSat, 2 Oct 2004 11:46AM


DebbiWed, 22 Sep 2004 6:30PM

Thanks a *trillion* for this site!! What fabulous documentation, what unparalleled inspiration! What a huge treat to find this site!!

Mary HempelWed, 1 Sep 2004 7:33AM

I have a Mariam Haskell pearl necklace and would like to know more about it!

JoyceTue, 24 Aug 2004 3:29PM

This is an excellant site with the unsigned pieces.  I'm a big fan of Haskell and was unaware of this site until an e-bay auction seller provided the site address.  Great job with pulling this information together!

ForeverVogueVintageJewelry.comSun, 8 Aug 2004 8:14PM

I am always in AWE to read anything & everything about Miriam's jewelry~ I absolutely love her creative designs & workmanship~I'm a "forever" fan! Thanks for sharing your experience as we all learn from each other as we go~

ForeverVogueVintageJewelry.comSun, 8 Aug 2004 8:12PM

I am always in AWE of anything that has to do with Miriam Haskell~I love the creativity in her jewelry, the craftsmanship~thank you, thank you for sharing with us your Wealth of experience!!

SybilSat, 7 Aug 2004 12:17PM

I'm in awe! Fabulous. Thanks for sharing this information.

Claudia LibermanWed, 4 Aug 2004 11:24AM

what a valuable site and how gorgeous and rare...many thanks

judy solorioFri, 23 Jul 2004 7:35PM

A lot of hard valuable work at went into this site. thank you!

azizala@comcast.netThu, 13 May 2004 10:27PM

thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures.

KristinaMon, 26 Apr 2004 5:25PM

love you site!!! have used it time and time again!!! thank you for showing your lovely jewels!!
Haskell lover!!!

Bobette Tue, 6 Apr 2004 1:42AM

I'm about to list a signed Haskell bracelet and necklace set on Ebay.  My problem is, it has huge orange colored stones, and I don't know what they are?  In addition, it has a bird on the clasp.  If anyone has any idea what these stones are, please let me know. Thanks! P.S. I also have a very elaborate Haskell pearl necklace listed in my Rubylane shop.

Cathy SacasasTue, 24 Feb 2004 10:22AM

Thanks for all the work!!  You have opened a whole new world in jewels for me.  I'm in love with Haskell!!

Faye CrabbWed, 18 Feb 2004 6:04PM

Thanks!  This is better than looking through the book!!  So yummy!!

Yvonne AlbinoWed, 18 Feb 2004 1:08PM

Thank you for giving us this great site.  I just love your pictures.

SharonThu, 15 Jan 2004 5:46PM

fabulous, wonderful, great, best ever, helped me tremendously  THANK YOU SO MUCH

JanSun, 23 Nov 2003 8:26AM

Wonderful.  Thank you so much for sharing your collection....and what a fabulous collection it is!

randiMon, 17 Nov 2003 7:49PM

I really enjoyed looking at your collection.  I have a watch braclet with mini fake perals,jade pieces,purple and pink stones and real opals that look like her style. Do you know if she made any pieces like this?

Beth TafuriWed, 12 Nov 2003 6:05PM

This is a fabulous collection. I believe that I have one of her unsigned pieces. I would very much like to e-mail you a picture for your review, please e-mail me. Thank you.

Elise EhrlichSun, 20 Apr 2003 10:39AM

This is the most wonderful collection I have ever seen!!  Thank you so much for sharing it. I, too, would love to meet you and see the collection.  Are you ever in New York City?

Geri RamsierThu, 27 Feb 2003 2:13AM

Thank you so much for sharing.
These are what dreams are made of.

Lili SacksSun, 2 Feb 2003 2:47PM

My wife (Lili) and I are long-time amateur Haksell collectors --- buys at shows and on internet (abielena).  Your stuff is beautiful ... if you are ever in Seattle we would enjoy meeting you.  Ron Friedman

MariaMon, 27 Jan 2003 8:18PM

Thank you so much, Cathy!!!! I've just spent hours looking at your fantastic gallery of unsigned Haskell and feel like I got a major education in jewelry collecting.  I'm sure I'll come back again and again to this site!!!  Once again, thank you so much!!!

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