Vintage Miriam Haskell Choker Necklace circa 1940-1950. This necklace is absolutely fabulous. It is from my personal collection. There (14) 18 x 8 mm faceted coin shaped smokey quartz beads hand painted with gold around the edge. The beads are an unusual bombay shape where they get thicker on one end. The beads are separated by and accented with fan shaped and round beads. The clasp is distinct of her designs and signed in very good condition.
Cut: flat faceted discs
Measurements: 14 at 18 x 8 mm
Metal: yellow gold plated
Markings: Miriam Haskell
Width: 18 mm
Length: 15" length
Condition Rating: 9 (has been restrung)
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Beautiful Miriam Haskell Mid Century Smokey Quartz Necklace
Bracelets and rings get the most wear out of all the styles of jewelry. Make sure that your jewelry is professionally cleaned and your stones checked annually.
For gold rings, the higher the karat weight, the softer the metal will be, and the easier it will scratch. Frequent polishing is unecessary. Polishing your rings removes layers of metals and will thin it out through time.
The same goes with platinum, as it is a malleable and softer metal, yet denser, which makes it last longer. Platinum is also a white metal naturally and stays white, whereas white gold is yellow that has white alloys giving it a whiter appearance, but will never be as white as platinum.
For high value items, typically of $1,000, it is a good idea to have your pieces insured on your homeowners policy or with a separate insurer like Jewelers Mutual.