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Elegance. Individuality. Sparkle. Brides crave elements such as these, and they can find them in jewelry inspired by the designer who traded celebrity gossip with Coco Chanel in the early 20th century. Miriam Haskell Jewelry features pieces hand-threaded and created with components such as freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals, evocative of vintage designs. Surprises such as detailed beaded clasps can peek out beneath up-do hairstyles, while dainty filigree adorns the backs of earrings. More stately pieces are appropriate for the mother of the bride, and the jewels also make lovely bridesmaid gifts. With prices ranging from about $65 for a pair of earrings to about $475 for the most elaborate necklace, brides of all budgets can find satisfaction in these dazzling creations. The Miriam Haskell line is carried locally at Quirk Gallery. For more information, call 644-5450 or visit quirkgallery.com .