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.
Take your cue from the glittering runways with this gold plated brooch which is chock full of brilliant Diamanté Crystals that glisten like diamonds. The piece is very bright & chic and looks like new! It is from a Trifari representative’s collection and was used as a sample so it was never worn.
The brooch is truly spectacular with one large Diamanté Crystal in the center of the flower and dozens surrounding it on the flower petal outlines. This piece is signed TRIFARI and has a long, 2″L gold plated pin, in perfect condition, with a secure rollover clasp on the reverse. This piece has one tiny indentation on the setting of the center stone which is not visible to the naked eye whatsoever. You’ll be delighted with this spectacular piece.
Please take a look at the other exquisite Trifari Jewelry available in our shop!