Miriam Haskell 1970s Faux Coral Vintage Necklace

Exquisitely detailed and a natural example of the early 1970s designs of Larry Vrba for the Miriam Haskell company. 

Condition Report:

Very Good - Some wear to the gold tone on the surface of the gilt metal and a couple of small areas of discolouration between the beads. These are only visible on very close inspection. 


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The Details...

This is a rope length necklace featuring milk glass round and rondelle beads. The necklace splits into six strands towards the bottom. On either side of the necklace there is a design featuring abalone shell panels, faux coral pieces and gilt metal filigree caps. The necklace fastens with a gold tone book clasp that is detailed with a gold tone filigree hexagonal panel and a flower design created using milk glass rondelle and round beads. The necklace is 75cm in length. It is a signed piece. The reverse of the clasp is embossed with 'MIRIAM HASKELL' within a 'cartouche' design. To learn more about Miriam Haskell jewellery, visit our 'Designers' section. 

A Short History...

Larry Vrba is known for producing designs for Miriam Haskell that sensitively alluded to the heritage of the company but also reflected the trends of the time. This necklace is an example of his consideration of tradition and thought for the 1970s customer. It incorporates the shells and white glass beads popularised in 1940s designs, but encapsulates an ethnic theme that would have appealed to a Seventies audience. 

Wear it With...

This necklace would be a stylish option to accessorise a beach wedding dress. It could then be enjoyed for holidays to come worn with a bright white kaftan over a fluro bikini.


  • Designer Miriam Haskell
  • Colour Gold, White, Coral
  • Era 1970s
  • Occasion Cocktail and Evening, Bridal, Wedding Guest, Smart Casual, Holiday and Globetrotting
  • Trend One with Nature, World Voyage