Miriam Haskell began selling beautiful costume jewelry in 1926, and her company continues to the present. The jewelry that bears her name is highly sought after and the prices keep spiraling up. Claims abound that "this is a Miriam Haskell," but is it a Miriam Haskell? This important new book gives collectors the key information to make intelligent buying decisions. It provides specific details on the art, design, style, materials, construction, and signatures, all vital to the identification and dating of Haskell jewelry. It also dispels many of the myths that allow "wanna-bes" and fakes to flourish. Over 600 beautiful color photographs display the most extensive collection of Haskell jewelry ever brought together. The jewelry is categorized by designer, specifying notable eras. The text provides notations on innovations, style preferences, and in-depth descriptions pointing to key Haskell identifiers. Readers, from casual admirers to serious collectors and dealers, will find in this comprehensive book the essential information and breathtaking pictures they seek.
Cathy Gordon has an ever-expanding collection of Haskell jewelry and studies it avidly. Sheila Pamfiloff has collected costume jewelry for over 25 years. Both authors are active in jewelry circles and live in the San Francisco area.