Gustavo Trifari emigrated from Italy to the U.S. in 1904 and founded Trifari NYC in 1910. Trifari was considered one of the largest and best known producers of costume jewelry. It started producing hair ornaments, buckles, and bar pins in silver and base metals set with rhinestones and later manufactured, a broad range of costume jewelry creating superb designs and workmanship at different price levels. The Trifari jewelry produced had a distinctive look, resembling fine jewelry, which can easily be recognized by collectors. Much of this is due to the work of a great designer, Alfred Philippe, who used high quality imported Swarovski rhinestones that were hand-set in the jewelry piece. Philippe worked as a designer of fine jewelry for Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, and brought to Trifari many imaginative ideas. He is largely responsible for the creation and development of Trifari’s distinctive and classic look.
These are gorgeous, gold plated, nautilus shell shapes forming stunning statement pieces, which travel well…making them an excellent addition to your summer and vacation jewelry wardrobe. They would also make a beautiful, decadent gift! They are all in perfect vintage condition, very colorful & chic, and all pieces are like new! They are from a Trifari seller’s collection and were used as samples and have therefore never been worn.
The earrings are signed Trifari, measure 1.25″L x 1″W and are pierced with push backs.
The necklace is signed Trifari, measures 15″-17″L on an adjustable gold plated chain. The width of the largest pendant forming the necklace is 1.75″ at the base, in the front of the bib necklace.
Please take a look at the other Trifari Jewelry available in our shop!