An elegant signed set of Trifari jewelry from 1951, designed by Alfred Philippe. Trifari named most collections and this was the "Gem of India". It was in an advertisement from December 1951 "it wouldn't be Christmas without Jewels by Trifari". Each piece of the set were patented designs. It is a wonderful example of Trifari, one you can wear comfortably and look very elegant. The set is gold plated with marquise and baguette shaped crystal rhinestones. Necklace, bracelet and screw type drop earrings.
Size: Necklace: 15,5" with 1.5" drop, three piece bracelet: 6.5", screw type drop earrings:1.5" drop; Excellent Vintage Condition; 1953
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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