ARTICLE DE BREVE/Miriam Haskell
MIRIAM HASKELL opened her first boutique in 1926, " Le Bijou De L' Heure " in New York's McAlpin Hote.
She created collections for the society women of her day, Joan Crawford, Lucille Ball, and the Duchess of Windsor were among her greatest patrons. 85 years later, the American jewelry house still continues to design collections for the contemporary woman, often collaborating with fashion tastemakers and top designers. Almost unheard of in today's marketplace, Miriam Haskell's creations are still made entirely by hand in the United States. Each bead, crystal and pearl is pick up and wired onto an intricate brass filigree, one piece may take as long as three days to create. If history is any indication of the value of a Miriam Haskell piece, today's collections promises continued appreciation-be it at an auction house, by chic women throughout the world or simply by generations to come.
Miriam Haskell will be showing two collections: Spring 2013 collection & Pearl Legacy Collection:
Spring 2013 Leaves are ever-present through the entire collection and are adorned with ornate manipulations of Swarovski crystals, glass pearls and stones in muted shades of lilac, blush, grey and gold.
Opalescent crystals are hand-wired onto mixed-metal plated leaf filigrees, shimmering like dew
drops after a rainfall, while delicate twig findings decorate necklaces & bracelets. The use of chunky silver plated chain brings some edge to the romantic flora. The collection has pieces ranging from large statement necklaces and cuffs, to simple beaded strands and small cluster earrings.
Pearl Legacy collection is evocative of early Miriam Haskell and embodies the spirit of all things collectible. New stunning editions and bold statement pieces, as well as our classic pearl strandage,
all reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour.
Pieces are hand-wired with Japanese baroque glass pearls, Swarovski crystals, and European filigrees plated in our signature Russian gold plating.