Marilyn Monroe Style Two Tone Red Enamel Vintage Trifari Earrings
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 gorgeous pieces resemble two of the 1960s best nail polish colors, uniquely designed together in what resulted as these unusual, chunky delights! These earrings measure approximately 1.75″L x .75″W and are signed Trifari. The red and pink enamel stones are in perfect condition and there is some wear of the gold plating on the backside of the earrings which is not noticeable whatsoever. They are in good vintage condition showing signs of wear and have been priced accordingly. We are open to offers so please feel free to make one.
Please be sure to take a look at the other Trifari earrings available in our shop!