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Collecting Vintage Miriam Haskell Jewelry

Updated on April 1, 2013

What is it about Miriam Haskell Jewelry?

Whether you are looking for Miriam Haskell jewelry, or some other vintage favorite, I'll give you a tip that will help you to get your hands on it. Ready? Here it is. Even though it might be inconvenient for you, try forcing yourself to get up early on a few Saturday mornings, get yourself a copy of the local Pennysaver type weekly magazine, and then hit some estate sales. Get there as early as possible because there are always people waiting for these things to open at least half an hour before their scheduled starting time. Try to be at the front of the line to get in. Once you are inside, make a beeline to the table at the front of the sale where they'll have all of the old jewelry laid out. Next, move QUICKLY to grab up the pieces you want to buy. It can get ugly in there, so watch out for flying elbows! That is how you cut out the eBay middleman when it comes to buying vintage jewelry. That's also why so many people prefer to take their chances and check out what goes up for auction every week instead. It all depends on your priorities. Shop from home or face the madding crowd...

If you like the old retro look for fashion you might be interested in the style of Miriam Haskell vintage jewelry. The pieces are designed from an era long past, but not forgotten. Many of the vintage pieces are reminiscent of the 1930's and 40's style of jewelry design. A good example is the bracelet that is believed to have been designed by Robert Clark. The bracelet has a large amber colored glass flower with a clear crystal bead inside it. The adjacent beadwork around the bracelet is also in shades of cream and amber.

Miriam Haskell Necklaces

If you choose to go the route of visiting estate sales, and you want to buy vintage necklaces, be sure to check the clasps (quickly). Some sellers will only put out merchandise that is in very good working order, but others, well... Let's just say that it's a good idea to check before you buy. If you are buying on eBay, just drop the seller a quick message and ask about anything your have questions about. I've found that eBay sellers are, on the whole, a very honest bunch when it comes to vintage items. Still, always check the seller's feedback scores and comments. That's just common sense.

Miriam Haskell Style

The style and designs of the vintage bracelets vary by designer. The Haskell Company was famous for having a lot of skilled craftsmen in their employment. Unfortunately, they also produced several works that are not signed by the designers. This is true for a lot of the pieces that were created by the designer Frank Hess. Although a professional jeweler and person that deals with antique jewelry pieces can find ways of identifying particular designer’s works even when they are unsigned. The Hess pieces use a lot of silver and turquoise in their design.

Miriam Haskell Jewelry Research

Learning More About Vintage Jewelry

You can also find books detailing the Miriam Haskell vintage jewelry lines. The vintage jewelry is also popular among people that collect antique jewelry items. If you have jewelry pieces that you believe may be authentic Miriam Haskell pieces you can have them authenticated by a certified antique jeweler. Many of these pieces are considered quite valuable and sell for a few hundred dollars. The Hess silver and turquoise brooch sells for $300 online. In addition to being rare and original works, the jewelry is also very beautiful and can be worn with some of today’s more formal attire. If you like original styled pieces of jewelry you’ll like the styles from the Miriam Haskell line.

Vintage Miriam Haskell Earrings

A quick tip for people looking to buy vintage earrings...

Always be sure that you have seen photos of the BACK side of the earrings. Most sellers are very honest and will include these images, some may forget however. If you don't see photos of the back side, you're missing some very important information. Do you really want broken or corroded earrings? Certainly not. Make sure that you've checked this out before bidding!

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