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 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.
We present a pair of Trifari earrings which are rare and highly collectible. Both black polished lacquer pieces are set in a unique gold plated setting for pierced ears. These amazing pieces would make a beautiful, decadent gift for vintage Trifari collectors or distinguished, professional women or make these fabulous earrings an upgrade to your own jewelry box! They’re in excellent vintage condition, very chic and upscale.
These pieces are signed Trifari, measure 1″L x .75″W and have surgical steel posts. They’re from a Trifari representative’s collection and were used as samples, so they were never worn.
Please take a look at the other Trifari jewelry available in our shop!