New York—Here’s a riddle: When is the jewelry at vintage retailer Decades brand new? When it’s a collaboration with a major jewelry fashion house.
Drawing on its own decades (and decades) of heritage, American fashion jewelry house Miriam Haskell has teamed up with renowned vintage and consignment retailer Decades for a 24-piece collection of jewelry with a contemporary yet vintage vibe.
Named Uptown/Downtown, the Miriam Haskell for Decades Jewelry Capsule Collection incorporates both “uptown” sophistication and “downtown” edge, mixing gilded Russian gold and metametal with glass pearls, semiprecious quartz and pyrite.
“Miriam Haskell is the foremost couture costume jeweler–established in the 20s–and her influence on American costume jewelry was as significant as Coco Chanel’s,” says Cameron Silver, the proprieter of Decades who also worked closely with Haskell’s design team to merge the two aesthetics for Uptown/Down. “I have always been intrigued by the concept of the modern woman’s perfect jewelry wardrobe of vintage, heirloom-like pieces.”
Gabrielle Fialkoff, president of Haskell Jewels was equally enthused about the collaboration. “Cameron has built such a defining brand in the fashion industry with Decades; one that resonates so strongly wtih fashion lovers of both modern and vintage designs. The chance to work with him to re-imagine the vintage spirit of Miriam Haskell while modernizing it for today’s woman was a dream.”
The collection will retail from $250 to $1,500 and will initially be sold exclusively at Decades boutique and on the website at Decadesinc.com. This November it will roll out nationally.