Miriam Haskell Ruby Egyptian Revival Bib Necklace
A magnificent vintage early 1960's Miriam Haskell Ruby Egyptian Revival Bib Necklace.The beads and construction would identify Frank Hess as the designer and the use of the elongated clasp which was widely used from 1963 would point to this masterpiece being from the later end on Frank Hess' time with Haskell. (Ref: Miriam Haskell Jewelry, Cathy Gordon & Sheila Pamfiloff, Page 140). An inner row of ruby poured glass beads and clear rondelles is linked to three rows of ruby melon shaped beads and double rondelle joiners. The bottom row of melon beads supports a cascade of baroque glass pearls, faceted ruby glass icicle beads and faceted ruby glass tear drops enhanced with clear rhinestone and ruby poured glass florets with a ruby glass bead and rondelle drop The elongated clasp is set with four clear rhinestone and ruby poured glass bead florets. The clasp is signed in cartouche to the back of the clasp.This substantial and heavy bib sits very comfortably on the neck and is simply stunning. In excellent vintage condition.