Jewelry Design: Miriam Haskell
I was shopping recently in one of our local boutiques and discovered the amazing vintage costume jewelry from Miriam Haskell. I’m smitten.
Her designs may be familiar to anyone who has ever played around with costume jewelry. I’m pretty sure my grandmother has a few of her pieces that I used to try on as a little girl.
She first opened her boutique in New York in 1926 and created custom collections for the society women of the time. She also designed jewelry for the likes of Coco Chanel, Joan Crawford, Lucille Ball and the Duchess of Windsor.
All Miriam Haskell pieces were and are today crafted by hand. Each element is wired to a filigree backing. One of the distinguishing features of a Miriam Haskell piece is that all the elements are woven together in such a way that you can’t see any of it underneath. One of a kind and gorgeous!
What style do you like? Do you own any vintage Miriam Haskell jewelry? I think I’d like to acquire some pieces in the not too distant future!