Vallie's Vintage Miriam Haskell blog post

Miriam Haskell Jewelry

The Miriam Haskell costume jewelry house began in 1924 in a hotel in New York City. A young woman born from Russian-Jewish immigrants left her home in Indiana with $500 in her pocket and opened a jewelry boutique. The pieces from that design house remain sought after and valuable to this day, with items currently for sale on Amazon! Necklaces, brooches, bracelets-all could be seen on celebrities and royals, in movies and photo shoots, and even Ziegfeld adorned his follies with adornments from the Miriam Haskell collections.

Designs made of art glass, rhinestones, glass pearls, and silk thread were popular dating before the Great Depression and into the modern era.

Jewelry tells so many stories! Sometimes it’s the story of a family member who wore the piece, and sometimes the story is in the history of the designers and circumstances that were taking place when a piece was created. Is there a Miriam Haskell collection or piece that has inspired you? Would you like to learn more about your piece or find another? Let us know on Instagram or here on the website. And you are always invited to visit us at the store in Warrenton, Virginia!

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