Classic Trifari modernist necklace and drop clip earring set. Signed. The necklace is a double strand of twisted gold plate with a modernist pendant, the first strand measures 19 inches and the second 24 inches. The drop clip earrings are 2 inches long. Excellent condition. Circa: 1970s-80s.
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.
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