1940s Crown Trifari Leaf with Rhinestone Beetle Brooch Pin1940s Crown Trifari Leaf with Rhinestone Beetle Brooch Pin1940s Crown Trifari Leaf with Rhinestone Beetle Brooch Pin1940s Crown Trifari Leaf with Rhinestone Beetle Brooch Pin1940s Crown Trifari Leaf with Rhinestone Beetle Brooch Pin

Gold plated stylized leaf with baguette rhinestone stem, turned corned with rhinestone and little beetle with blue rhinestone body. The pin is marked Trifari on the back. The brooch is gold plated and shows some slight wear under magnification, commensurate with age. The stones are bright and shiny and the pin mechanism works well. The brooch is from the 1940s and measures 2.5 x 2 inches. Loaded with character and charm.

Considered a "founding father" of costume jewelry, the Trifari jewelry brand was created by Gustavo Trifari Sr. and Leo F. Krussman in 1918 and later added a third partner, Carl Fishel. In 1930 Trifari hired Alfred Philippe as head designer, and that is when the company really began to take off. Philippe’s background designing very high end fine jewelry for firms like Cartier and Van Cleef and Arpels brought a wonderful sense of luxury and style to the company. Pieces by Phillipe are highly sought after and have recently increased in price. Trifari ceased production in 1999.

Item ID: VJ-1249


Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Gold, Blue, Crystal, Size: 2.5 x 2 inches

1940s Crown Trifari Leaf with Rhinestone Beetle Brooch Pin

$115 USD

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