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 dramatic pieces are effortless and romantic simultaneously. One large faceted red enamel cabochon adorns the center of the drop which is surrounded with a black, lace-like patterned setting. Two small red Pave rhinestones have an aurora borealis coating which adds allure and these are matched with ruby red Pave rhinestones which practically glow in the dark. The bold color contrast of black and romantic red is what creates the magical and memorable effect. They’re like something from a fairy tale and will transform you into one of your own!
These earrings come with their brand new tags, measure 2.25L, just under 1″W and have surgical steel posts for pierced ears. Collector’s Note: These pieces are not signed so they are newer Trifari pieces. Please note: Joan Rivers Christmas Package Brooch is available separately in our shop.
Please take a look at the other exquisite Trifari Jewelry available in our shop!