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Miriam Haskell

Miriam Haskell founded her company in New York in 1924. Its jewelry is easily recognized by its distinctive features. All pieces were hand assembled, and most often they began with a metal filigree base. Instead of imitating expensive high-quality jewelry in machine-made, less expensive materials, the company believed the value of its jewelry lies in its workmanship and design. After she died in 1981, the company was sold but still continues in business. The woman who bought and wore this brooch loved Miriam Haskell jewelry and owned many pieces. A Los Angeles resident in the early 1960s, she bought pieces when she visited other cities. She purchased this particular brooch at Ransohoffs in San Francisco and stored it in its original store box whenever she was not wearing it.

 



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