I finally sold the Miriam Haskell earrings, and I am truly pleased. It turns out they are gift for some one's daughter, how lovely. I could not resist adding this "family tale" in the package. Spectacular stories such as this one, really should be passed on with them. :-)
I wanted to share this small bit of flamboyant history about the earrings, just in case it might interest you.
He was incredibly handsome, but a terrible cad. My grandmother, years later, told me a story that as a young man in high school, he was friends with the famous writer Lillian Hellman. The two of them, each with their own vehicle--one a Rolls-Royce, the other a fire truck raced each other to school.
I have no idea if the story is true or not, but I have always remembered it, and it is quite a tale to remember.
Enjoy the earrings. They have been tucked away in my jewelry box for over 25 years. ;-)