Beautiful, classic signed Trifari in faux sapphire and emerald rhinestone st including necklace and drop, clip on earrings in a rhodium plated setting. The center rhinestone has the Aurora Borealis shimmer and the petal shaped stones are bright and sparkly. Smooth, easy to wear backing with a hook clasp. The earrings are nice and long at over 2 inches. Excellent condition.
Hallmarks - Crown Trifari on earrings and Trifari on the hook of the necklace; Condition - Excellent; Size: Necklace: 15" end to end, 2" drop in front Clip Earrings: 2.25" drop; Circa: Early 1950s
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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