Possible miriam haskell

May 03, 2021. 18:49 UTC
Possible Miriam Haskell
Valerie
United States of America

Category
Necklaces

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Yes
Description

Hi - I bought this necklace from Poshmark. She *thinks* it may be missing two pearl at the bottom and I'd say 90% of the pearls have at least a few dots or scratches.. Faux pearls Seed pearls Rhinestones Approximately 2" wide x 1.75" tall, almost .5" high at its tallest. 27" long, including the pendant.

Provenance

Not much. The seller says she's experienced in costume jewelry and that her dealer authenticated it.

Answered within 3 days
May 06, 14:33 UTC
By Sabrina Vinther

Fair Market Value

$25 - $50 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$25 USD
What does this mean?

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

It is a lovely necklace. Such vintage jewellery are being offered at auction on a regular basis. The necklace is a typical piece of fashion jewellery also known as bijouterie from the 1940s. The materials used and the design of the necklace is typical of this type of jewellery where the materials were un-expensive as the jewellery was meant to be replaced often in order to match the current fashion trends. Your necklace may have been made by Miriam Haskell however without any marks or stamps it is hard to determine. The earlier pieces were unmarked as you wrote however the condition of the piece and the uncertainty of it being an authentic Miriam Haskell piece leaves the appraisal in the lower scale.

The estimate provided is for a well-advertised specialised online vintage clothes and accessories auction, where I believe the necklace has the best chance of realising its fullest potential. However, there is no measurement for the sentimental value you might attach to the necklace. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I’m happy to help.
Thank you

Valerie griffen May 06, 15:08 UTC

So not Miriam Haskell?

Valerie griffen May 06, 15:09 UTC

This has damage, but if this authentic Miriam Haskell, this style could be sold for $400+.

Valerie griffen May 06, 15:11 UTC

Her early stuff is unsigned.

Valerie griffen May 06, 15:11 UTC

Sorry - I'm sure you know all of this 🙂

Sabrina vinther May 06, 19:33 UTC

Thank you for your additional comments. I am afraid that the condition of the piece and the fact that it is unmarked is decreasing for an appraisal however this may be a piece that could surprise in a positive direction if it came up for auction.

Kind regards

Valerie griffen May 06, 19:43 UTC

Hi, I paid to find out if this is a miriam haskell piece. Regardless of the condition, are you saying it's not? I still have time to return it to the seller. Many thanks 🙂

Valerie griffen May 06, 19:47 UTC

Used MH in fair condition still go for over $100, but I can't resell it if I don't know it's authentic. Her early pieces are never signed. Please let me know ASAP if you are unable to provide a definite yes/no so I can get it appraised/evaluated somewhere else (in which case, I'd expect a refund).

Sabrina vinther May 07, 13:35 UTC

Thank you for your comment. Based on the photos and description I cannot authenticate your necklace as an original Miriam Haskell piece.
I will ask my colleague to refund you.

Kind regards

Valerie griffen May 07, 14:41 UTC

Thank you so much and I'm sorry for being a pest 🙂

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