Miriam Haskell began selling her jewelry at her gift shop in New York City in 1926. Frank Hess became her first head designer, a position he held until 1960. At this time, the jewelry was unsigned. In the late 1940s the jewelry was marked with “Miriam Haskell” on hooks, MIRIAM HASKELL on a horseshoe shaped cartouche, and MIRIAM HASKELL on an oval hang tag, Haskell is known for beautiful, ornate designs and high quality materials and workmanship. Although the company has been sold several times, Miriam Haskell is still being produced.