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.
This Trifari Set features a beautiful necklace and clip on earrings designed with gorgeous ribbons of gold embellished with simulated pearls and bright pave crystals. The necklace can be made to fit either loose or tight against the neck in an elegant, decadent style. This rare and truly stunning demi parure is perfect for the holidays and would also make a beautiful, decadent gift! They are in excellent vintage condition, very pretty and feminine.
The earrings are signed TRIFARI, measure just under 1″L x 1″W, are clip-on and are very lightweight at .1 oz each.
The necklace measures 13-15″L, weighs 1.4 oz. and has a gold hook on one end and a 2″L adjustment gold chain finished beautifully with a perfect pearl and Trifari collection tag on the other. Please let us know if you would like to see more photographs or if you have any questions.
Please take a look at the other exquisite Trifari Jewelry available in our shop!